Yesterday CNC tool grinding machine and technology company ANCA entered the Australian Export Awards Hall of Fame at the awards, held at Brisbane
The company, which had won its category at the awards three times – in 2015, 2012 and 1995 – became only the 11th-ever inductee into the Hall of Fame.
Co-founder and joint managing director Pat Boland said it was “a real honour” to be named as among the country’s very top exporters, and praised the talent and commitment to innovation present in the company’s workforce.
“We don’t just work with technology; we create technology – that’s so advanced it deals with dimensions and tolerances measured in nanometers,” he said in a statement.
“I am truly proud that ANCA has been operating from its base in Melbourne for 42 years now and we look forward to an exciting future ahead.”
ANCA exports 99 per cent of what it manufactures at Bayswater, and has offices around the world.
Founded in 1974 by Boland and Pat McCluskey (pictured) it has won no shortage of prizes for its achievements in recent years, including the Manufacturer of the Year award at the Manufacturers’ Monthly’s Endeavour Awards on multiple occasions.
The 54th export awards at Brisbane last night also recognised winners in 12 categories.
The top prize was taken out by Envato, which also won the Digital Technologies Award, with the Manufacturing category going to Aim Lab Automation Technologies.