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ANCA is inducted into the Australian Export Awards Hall of Fame – joining the ‘best of the best’ exporting enterprises in Australia

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The Hall of Fame celebrates businesses who have achieved sustained export growth through innovation and commitment.

25th November 2016: The Hon. Steven Ciobo, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment presented the certificate of achievement as an Australian Export Award Hall of Fame to Pat Boland, ANCA Joint Managing Director at a ceremony on Thursday 24 November. At the awards Australia’s exporting and business community came together to celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s top exporters.

Pat Boland commented, “Being recognised as one of Australia’s top ever exporting businesses is a real honour. I never imagined when I founded ANCA with my business partner Pat McCluskey that our company would grow to become the global market leader in its field of CNC Machines. At our core ANCA has a highly talented workforce who are fascinated in technology and our ongoing commitment to innovation has enabled us to continue to grow and succeed in our field.

“We don’t just work with technology; we create technology - that’s so advanced it deals with dimensions and tolerances measured in nanometres. 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 sells to a wide range of industries including aerospace, medical, automotive, electronics and tool manufacturers. The company exports 99% of the machines produced at its Melbourne headquarters and has a global network of offices.

The company was inducted into the Australian Exporter of the Year Hall of Fame after winning the top accolade three times in 2015, 2012 and 1995. Judges highlighted ANCA’s dedication to innovation and growth, and the company’s strong risk management strategy for intellectual property and skills maintenance.

The Australian Export Awards was co-presented by Austrade, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and CPA Australia, and are recognised as one of Australia’s longest running business awards which bring together an outstanding group of companies drawn from across Australia.


Patrick Boland, Joint Managing Director at ANCA is available for interview.

Mr Boland is the founder and joint Managing Director of ANCA, a world leading Australian manufacturer of CNC tool grinders. Founded in 1974 in Melbourne, ANCA also has manufacturing sites in Thailand, Germany, the US, UK and Taiwan and 900 employees globally.

Mr Boland has been awarded ‘engineering hero’ status by the Victorian Government and the 1999 Kernot Memorial Medal by Melbourne University. ANCA won the Australian Exporter of the Year award in 1995 and 2015 and the Export Award for Manufacturing in 1995, 2012 and 2015. ANCA also won the Australian Endeavour awards Manufacturer of the Year for 2015. Mr Boland is active in the manufacturing industry and has several patents in the field of machine tools. Mr Boland is the past President and a current Director of AMTIL, was a member of the Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council and has a first class Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from Melbourne University.