19 October 2012
ANCA has won the Large Advanced Manufacturer category in the Governor of Victoria Export Awards, moving through to the national finals in Canberra later this year. 2011 was an exceptional year of growth for ANCA, an Australian owned and based market leader in precision manufacturing.
ANCA makes a significant investment to the Australian economy with 98% of its products exported globally with major markets in Germany, Japan, China and the United States. ANCA has defied the odds to achieve success on a global scale in a sector traditionally dominated by German and Swiss companies. The business continues to invest heavily in research and development, create industry firsts and has built a specialist team of around 350 at its head office in Bayswater North, Melbourne. Founded in 1974, the business is a market leading manufacturer of CNC tool and cutter grinders.
The award is one of the most prestigious business awards in Victoria rewarding the most successful and innovative exporters with the stamp of international success. It is the seventh time the business has won this award for continued efforts to drive growth in the Australian economy.
ANCA co-founder and Director Pat Boland with The Hon. Richard Dalla-Riva MLC
and The Hon. Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC
ANCA reported almost 20% export sales increase FY2011/2012 with significant success developing the Chinese, South American and Indian markets. As the EU continues to struggle, ANCA had its most successful trade show at EMO exhibition with the highest sales ever achieved in its 38 years and has launched new machines and software into the market to remain at the fore-front of machine tool technology.
Pat Boland, co-founder and Director at ANCA said, “This award is an endorsement of the hard work and innovative thinking of the team at ANCA. We continue to push the boundaries, developing even more flexible and sophisticated products and identifying new un-tapped global markets to sell to. I am proud of the success of our business and our amazing talent that enable us to be the market leading business we are today.
“Given that we are based in Australia but sell to the world, we have to be the best of the best. Our investment in research and development from the beginning has instilled a culture of excellence where we continue to seek out new and better innovations for our customers.”
ANCA is a leading manufacturer of CNC tool and cutter grinders. These machines grind tools such as drills, endmills, taps, turbine blades, knee joints and hip joints for industries such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, tool manufacturers, medical and woodwork. ANCA's competitive advantage is the versatility of our machines, their application diversity, user friendliness and innovative software.
Our customers value the ability to be able to develop and grind a wide range of specialty tools on our tool grinders and the many cutting edge features such as iView which allow accurate measurement of tool shape while still in the machine. ANCA has its headquarters in Bayswater North, Melbourne and offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Thailand, Brazil, India, Mexico and USA and is supported by a global network of agents.