According to a press statement from the Victorian state government, CNC specialist ANCA will create 50 highly skilled jobs at its hi-tech facility with support from the state government itself.
The Australian company is globally known for manufacturing computer numerical control grinding machines for the precision cutting tool industry, with operations on six continents and customers including Apple and Boeing.
Earlier this week, Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited ANCA’s headquarters in Bayswater, which is also home to the company’s purpose-built Apprentice Training Centre.
The company employs more than 300 staff and, thanks to support from the state government, is boosting its operations in Victoria.
ANCA will use its funding to consolidate its design, engineering and business units into a state-of-the-art global head office and research and development facility at its existing Bayswater site.
Support for ANCA follows figures from the Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index, which show Victoria’s manufacturing industry has grown for 16 consecutive months – the longest run of growth ever.
The growth in manufacturing is underpinned by the Labor Government’s $120 million in manufacturing support, which is creating over 6,000 jobs and driving $1.6 billion in private investment.
ANCA has also received a Boost Your Business voucher in the Advanced Manufacturing stream to partner with the CSIRO to explore the use of laser technology in tool production.