Today, ANCA is a market leader in quality CNC grinding machines and CNC systems. The company has steadily evolved through policies of innovation and technology, and a determination to produce machines that satisfy our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations. After 40 years of working with industry, we continue to find new ways to deliver products that respond to market needs.
Australian Numerical Controls and Automation (ANCA) was founded in 1974 by Pat McCluskey and Pat Boland in Melbourne, Australia, where the company is still based. Although the two engineers had different backgrounds – one academic and one technical and trade – their skills complemented each other, and they were like-minded in their drive to produce world class computer numerical controls (CNC).
In the early 1980s, ANCA expanded by using its high-level engineering and mathematical skills to develop complete machine tools. The company created sophisticated CNC tool grinding machines by combining leading-edge technology with operating simplicity.
The decision to extend operations launched ANCA into a major growth phase, which involved building an advanced machine tool factory and employing highly-skilled and specialised staff. Further growth matched investment in factory equipment, research and development, and an expanded sales support network.
Our knowledge of both the technology behind the quality products we deliver, and our customers’ needs, puts us in the unique and enviable position continuing to lead in our field well into the future.