SHAPA are the UK's leading specialist association for the solids handling and processing industry

All our members are established specialists within their fields, and have the experience and commercial standing to provide quality, cost-effective solutions for all aspects of mechanisation for bulk materials handling and storage, conveyors, dust collection and control, instrumentation, mixers, big bag handling, sampling systems, sieves, valves and weighing systems and equipment.

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It is well established that the SHAPA membership comprises many exceptional companies in bulk materials handling and processing, their combined experience and knowledge amounting to a few centuries. All this knowledge is freely via the SHAPA website . This website is an invaluable resource for all end users, project engineers, design engineers and specifiers engaged in new projects, updating plant and installations, or simply looking for life extending efficient maintenance.

This leading resource is continually evolving with new technical papers being added all the time. At a time when many experienced engineers have retired, many engineers feel unsure of which way to turn, you can be assured that the information on the SHAPA website is up to date and validated by experts from the solids and bulk handling industry. This allows buyers to connect with expert suppliers more quickly. Other website features, including the Technical Section, containing a wealth of useful data, technical papers, application sheets, links to the business helpline and innovation funding partners.

Technical and commercial issues affecting members and the industry at large form a large part of the SHAPA effort and at the November General Meeting there will be an update on how the government are helping our industry through export and finance help along with speakers on how the government is providing help and assistance to support firms employing apprenticeships and also on how augmented reality can enhance your business offering. In addition, there will also be our usual Q&A sessions with the SHAPA team and EAMA.

SHAPA is also supporting its members through training workshops, in addition to the financial awareness training held earlier in the year, the 15th Annual Digital marketing workshop is to be held on the 10th October followed by a workshop, HR for non HR Managers on the 22nd November.  

SHAPA member companies have continual access to the latest knowledge and data, disseminated to the membership via papers, industry seminars and through networking during the Association General Meetings. This dynamic, modern approach has been key to over 40 years’ success – for the benefit of all manufacturers and suppliers and importantly, to installers and users across a huge range of industries.

Visit or email to discover more benefits of membership or to find technical partners for your next project.



Visit  or email  to discover more benefits of membership or to find technical partners for your next project.