Professional / Trade Associations


Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA)

SICK are an Affiliate Member of the PPMA - incorporating BARA (British Automation & Robot Association) and UKIVA (UK Industrial Vision Association):

The PPMA is the UK's trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to the UK market and represents over 400 member and associate companies. Its principle objective is to promote sales of machinery, both at home and abroad, through various projects and services of mutual benefit to both members and their customers by providing free technical and machinery information and advice.

High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI)

SICK are members of HSSMI:

The High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI) is a professional research and technology development organisation providing advanced manufacturing research, new product/ technology development, engineering and commercialisation advisory services. They bring together industry leaders, end users, supply chain partners, SMEs and universities into collaborative projects to foster innovation.

Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM)

SICK are an Industrial Affiliate member of IGEM:

IGEM (Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers) is a chartered professional body, licensed by the Engineering Council, serving a wide range of professionals in the UK and the international gas industry through Membership, events and a comprehensive set of Technical Standards.

Source Testing Association (STA)

SICK are Associate Members of the Source Testing Association:

The Source Testing Association (STA) is a non-profit making technical trade association which was established in 1995 and has a corporate membership of over 200 companies from process operators, regulators, equipment suppliers and test laboratories. The STA is committed to the advancement of the science and practice of emission monitoring and to develop and maintain a high quality of service to customers.

British Standards Institute (BSI)

SICK are a Subscribing Member of BSI:

BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit. For more than a century they have been showing businesses how to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth. As a global leader in helping organizations improve, their clients range from high profile brands to small, local companies in 150 countries worldwide.


Lean Factory Workshop Group UK

SICK is a founder member of the Lean Factory Workshop Group UK:

The group is a consortium of nine of the most innovative suppliers to the manufacturing sector. They comprise ADM Automation, Bosch Power Tools, Bosch Rexroth, K.Hartwall, Orgatex, Spitfire Consultancy, SICK UK, Werma and Hurst Green Plastics Ltd. The Group has created a demonstration production cell for use in the half-day seminars they offer, which help to explain how lean manufacturing is implemented, and how it can help companies to improve their efficiency, competitive position and profitability.

Institute of Measurement and Control

SICK are a Companion Company member of the Institute of Measurement and Control:

They are committed to promoting the professional excellence of engineers and technologists at all levels in the automation, instrumentation, control and related industries. They aim to advance the science and practice of measurement and control technologies and their various applications, to foster the exchange of views and the communication of knowledge and ideas in these activities, and to promote the professional qualification and standing of its members.