ANCA Opens New European HQ

CNC tool and cutter grinder manufacturer ANCA recently opened its new European headquarters in Weinheim, Germany, and also took home a Manufacturer of the Year award in Australia.

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ANCA opened a new facility in Weinheim, Germany.

CNC tool and cutter grinder manufacturer ANCA opened its new European headquarters in Weinheim, Germany, June 11. The company’s new customer-focused service facility was reported to have cost more than 4 million euro.

Jan Langfelder, general manager of Europe says, “The expansion was necessary in order to keep up with our growth and to ensure we continue to offer good service and spare part deliveries in Europe. After helping set up the first German office in 1991, it is rewarding to see the continual investment and growth in this core region.”

At the ceremony, His Excellency David Ritchie, AO, the Australian Ambassador to Germany, expressed his delight at the opportunity to open a facility that showed such a large Australian investment in Germany by an Australian company.

In a parallel story, ANCA recently won the overall Manufacturer of the Year award at the Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards in Melbourne, Australia, and was awarded the Industrial Product of the Year for its recently launched FX Linear tool grinder range.

Accepting the award, Pat Boland, co-founder and a managing director, spoke about the product range that earned the recognition: “The FX Linear range of tool grinders have combined many new technologies with an ergonomic, elegant design. They have delivered a new benchmark for accuracy, productivity and long term reliability in a compact package that includes linear, high performance CNC and Ethercat servo drives and a touch screen operator interface.”

ANCA reportedly spends at least 10% of its revenue on R&D each year.