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May News Round Up

Updated: Jul 7, 2022

May brought a glimmer of sunshine and the promise of summer and what a busy month it was for #TeamPA.

Here’s a quick recap of what happened during May at Packaging Automation….


This month we received some wonderful feedback from our customers including one who described Stu Bateson Field Service Engineer #ServiceTeam as being

"the best engineer he has worked alongside from any engineering company in over 30 years!"

Well done Stu! #customerfirst

And here’s what Kirstys had to say

Exceptional Employee Award

In May we celebrated the Exceptional Employee Award for May 2022 which was given to Charlie Collett, Apprentice, in recognition of his exceptional effort whilst deployed to help with work on the shop floor.

New Starters

We welcomed three new members to the team:

· Andrew Barratt – Purchasing

· Kieron Warburton – Stores

· Lucas Wetzel - Project Engineer

We said goodbye to David Bagshaw who left our Machine Shop for pastures new – best of luck David!

Ian O’Brien moved from Machine Shop to take up a new role as Assembly Team Leader – congratulations Ian!

Apprentice Recruitment

The 2022 Apprentice Recruitment Programme is now open. We are looking for applications for the following disciplines:

· Mechanical Assembly

· Electrical Assembly

· Fabrication and Welding

Please note the deadline for applications is 10th June 2022.

Other Vacancies

As part of our continued growth and in addition to apprentices we are also recruiting for the following positions:

· Mechanical Assembly

· Electrical Assembly

· Electrical Design Engineer

· Credit Controller


After a busy April with exhibitions, May was somewhat quieter on the exhibition front, but we still had plenty going on….

We celebrated Simon Wilson’s 25 years’ service. Simon is our Seal Technologist in our Trial Facility

Our new approach to smaller groups for the mid-year company briefings were well received by #TeamPA giving all a chance to ask questions and to celebrate company success as a team #PAPeople #Businessgrowth

Thank you #PPMA and the Mosslands School for giving us the opportunity to speak to a group of young potential engineers of the future last week as part of the PPMA BEST STEM event. #apprentices #buildthefuture #manufacturingexcellence

We also opened our newly refurbished staff canteen – thank you to the Mayor of Knutsford who officially opened it for us.


The Projects Team continued to deliver vast numbers of machines to customers in the UK and Europe, as always they didn’t fail to deliver.

To find out what machines went where, click here

In other news…

Aurel Capatina, Mechanical Design Engineer welcomed baby Theo to the world this month. Congratulations Aurel!

The kind hearted team at Packaging Automation were invited to make a donation therough their wages direct to support the Ukraine Disaster Appeal. All donations went straight to the Lymm and District Ukraine Refugee Support Fund and contributions were matched by Packaging Automation resulting in a total donation of £1,190 well done #TeamPA – to find out more click here

We will continue to bring you all the latest news from #TeamPA again in June but until then… feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

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