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Halo joins forces with PPMA

25 February 2010

As part of what it says is an 'ambitious' growth strategy, Halo has entered into a partnership agreement with the Process and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA)

Helping equipment manufacturers, plant integrators and end users reduce costs, add value and improve efficiencies. As part of an ambitious growth strategy, Halo has entered into a partnership agreement with the Process and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) o offer a range of multimedia-based ‘On Demand’ e-learning and support packages to members and the end-user community in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

Chris Buxton, PPMA’s CEO says: “As more PPMA member companies find themselves under pressure to introduce greater efficiencies into their operations, any new facility which enables more efficient training of staff and operation of production processes both in-house and in the field can only be a great asset. The On Demand product which is now available from Halo through the PPMA is one such powerful tool and I would encourage members to review the possibilities that it presents.”

Under this new agreement, the PPMA and Halo will offer a range of multimedia based support packages to equipment manufacturers, plant integrators and end users within the food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries. The cutting edge On Demand Training (ODT) and On Demand Support (ODS) products may be used to support individual pieces of equipment, complete production lines or process systems.

Supplied simultaneously with new installations or developed for existing systems, ODT and ODS make extensive use of advanced multimedia techniques such as animation, video, screen captures and searchable documents for improved usability.

“We're delighted to be joining forces with the PPMA,” says John Craig, managing director of Halo. “Halo needed to find a partnership to support its continued sales and marketing activities. What better than the PPMA with its extensive 400-strong membership network of suppliers and end users in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing & packaging industries?”

Since it was founded in 2004, Halo has worked with major packaging and processing equipment manufacturers including Stork Food & Dairy Systems and Isoma Conveyors. In addition, the company has recently completed an extensive two-year project with Robert Wiseman Dairies.

John Craig has more than 30 years’ experience of the processing and packaging industries. A qualified chartered engineer, he designed the UK’s first Average Weight Checkweigher utilising microprocessor technology as well as the World’s first Digital Metal Detector. He will be available on the PPMA stand (5532 & 5530) at the Total Processing & Packaging Show in May to answer questions about Halo and its products.

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