Motion Control Systems ANCA Group unveils ANCA Motion HQ in Australia
The ANCA Group has opened the headquarters of its new ANCA Motion division in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The division manufactures motion control systems for ANCA’s tool and cutter grinders.
The motion control systems are produced in the same industrial park that houses the grinding-machine manufacturing facility. Seventy full-time employees work in the new building, designing and manufacturing CNC solutions, servo drives, motors and associated equipment. David Fisher is ANCA Motion’s general manager.
At the ceremony marking the opening of ANCA Motion in mid-May, Greg Combet, the Australian minister for industry and innovation, and Pat Boland, the chairman of ANCA, unveiled a commemorative plaque.
ANCA Group CEO Grant Anderson told attendees that today’s group owners, Boland and Pat McCluskey, are the same men who launched the company in 1974. “The ANCA Group is a truly global company employing approximately 800 people worldwide,” said Anderson, who cited the group’s annual expenditure of approximately 9% of sales on R&D as an example of ANCA’s commitment to innovation.
ANCA says it is dedicated to investing in state-of-the-art factory equipment as well, and that its ANCA Motion building represents the group’s commitment to growth and continuous improvement.
Combet said that, “to be competitive, we’ve got to be genuinely a highly skilled economy.” He called ANCA “a great success story” and commented that ANCA Motion had developed highly sought-after systems for computer-controlled machinery.
Combet listed the ANCA Group’s key export markets as Germany, Japan, China and the United States, saying that “these are not easy markets to market machine tools into.”
ANCA has offices also in the UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Thailand, Brazil, India and the USA, and maintains a comprehensive global network of representatives and agents. The company reports exporting virtually all of its production, with exports to date totalling $800 million.