ANCA came away the winner in the Manufacturing category at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) on 30 September.

The company, a market leading CNC tool grinder manufacturing business and longstanding member of AMTIL, will represent Victorian manufacturing at the Australian Export Awards on 27 November. ANCA has a history of achievement, having won ten GOVEA awards and two Australian Export awards previously. With a Melbourne headquarters the privately owned company turns over $200m annually and employs over 950 staff globally.

Co-founder and Director Pat Boland commented: “We are very proud to be recognised by one of the most prestigious business awards for our innovation excellence and ongoing contribution to the Australian economy. ANCA is proof that an Australian company can successfully compete and prosper in a global market and I thank our amazing team whose hard work helps us retain our leadership position.

“ANCA’s success has been in the development of world leading products that solve customer needs and supporting these products with advanced and lean factories and a global sales and service distribution system. Precision cutting tools are a fundamental component of advanced manufacturing and ANCA is immensely proud of its contribution to global progress.”

The 2015 financial year was another year of high growth for ANCA, with a 39% increase in export sales and the release of new technology. Testament to ANCA’s success is its market leadership position in regions which have a long heritage of manufacturing excellence such as Germany, Japan and the US, as well as dominating in more recent growth markets like China. In June, ANCA opened its new state-of-the-art European headquarters in Weinheim, Germany, moving its base from Mannheim. The new facility involved an investment of over €4m and provided the extra resources required to meet growth in this core region.