Networks & Memberships UK & Ireland

The Sheet Plant Association

The Sheet Plant Association aims to foster, promote and encourage activities which meet the following aims and objectives:

  • Provide a forum where Suppliers to the Sheet Plant sector can discuss matters of common interest.
  • Co-ordinate and pursue joint action in respect of matters affecting the corrugated packaging industry and the Sheet Plant sector.
  • Promote the Corrugated Sheet Plant sector to existing and potential customers.Promote and encourage best practice amongst member companies.
  • Provide training for industry specific skills and knowledge, and training for personal development for the employees of member companies.Promote co-operative working between member companies.
  • Co-operate with and exchange information with associations having similar aims and objectives, not only in the UK, but also in Europe and the USA.

PPMA (Processing and Packaging Machinery Association)

Established in 1987, PPMA (Processing and Packaging Machinery Association) is the UK’s trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to both the domestic and overseas markets. With over 500 member companies, their principal objective is to help members sell more products and services through PPMA Group’s various exhibitions, publications and training.

The East Midlands Chamber

The East Midlands Chamber is the leading business organisation in the East Midlands and is the second largest chamber of commerce in the country.  The Chamber offers networking opportunities and works in close partnership with many communities, political and funding organisations. 

The Board is made up of individuals from the region’s leading businesses and has a senior leadership team who oversees a wide range of services and activities.  It partners with globally-recognised regional brands to provide an improved and bespoke relationship programme.  The Local Enterprise Partnership's purpose is to support and encourage economic growth in the region.  Patrons are influential and prominent organisations who share the values that drive the Chamber forward.

Confederation of Paper Industries

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) aims to unify the UK’s Paper-based Industries with a single purpose in promoting paper’s intrinsic value as a renewable and sustainable fibre-based material, enhancing its competitiveness through seeking to reduce legislative and regulatory impacts and in spreading best practice.  The CPI represents 79 Member companies from an industry with an aggregate annual turnover of £11.5 billion, 56,000 direct and a further 86,000 indirect employees.  Members range in size from large multi-national organisations with multiple sites in the UK, to single site SMEs.

The CPI aims to promote:

  • A positive image for paper resource efficiency within a coherent waste strategy.
  • The benefits of packaging
  • A sustainable UK Paper Industry

Mosca has recognized the importance of networks as associations and is a member and partner of:


The BME is the professional association for supply chain managers, buyers and logisticians in Germany and Central Europe.

Packaging Valley

Germany’s Packaging Valley Association is the most innovative alliance of the packaging industry worldwide.


Formed in 1954, the Association of German Women Entrepreneurs offers a platform for women in business.


The association represents the interests of the sector and is its mouthpiece towards the consumer industries, the trade, the authorities, politics and the public.


The VDMA is the largest network organization in the European mechanical engineering industry.


The Unternehmensverband Südwest (USW) is an interest group with a socio-political orientation.


UKOM is led by leaders from business, administration and politics and works closely with partners from science and the service sector as well as with associations.


The Mosbach business association represents more than 5,000 jobs and apprenticeships.


Corporation for the Promotion of the Printing and Paper Converting Industry.


Pack4sustainability is the knowledge portal of the VDMA initiative.


PACKPART is a digital matching system between project inquiries from companies and the corresponding packaging machine manufacturers.


Openpack is a digital platform for the packaging industry. The platform connects manufacturers, service providers and customers in a unique digital ecosystem.


The nonprofit association, BVL is an open network of people who actively advocate efficient cooperation in the globalised economy.

Industrie­vereinigung Kunststoff­verpackungen e.V.

IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. is the German Association for Plastics Packaging and Films.

German Packaging Museum

Since its opening in 1997, the German Packaging Museum in Heidelberg has focused on the cultural impact of packaging.

German Packaging Institute

The dvi (German Packaging Institute) connects people in many different industries across the entire packaging value chain.


The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) is a non-profit organisation representing the interests of the industry across Europe.


The ETHICS SOCIETY offers business decision-makers in the D-A-CH region a platform where they can exchange thoughts on business ethics and sustainability.

Foundation Pro DHBW Mosbach

The foundation supports activities of the DHBW Mosbach for which no or insufficient public funding is provided.

DHBW Mosbach

The DHBW Mosbach is one of nine locations of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.


DIE FAMILIENUNTERNEHMER represents the economic policy interests of 180,000 family entrepreneurs in Germany.


The "Bundesverband Verschnürungs- und Verpackungsmittel" (BVV) is an information and communication forum for its members.

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