ANCA celebrates 50 years in business 

March 8, 2024
The company will hold an open house in May at its Michigan office.

Australian CNC tool and cutter grinder manufacturer ANCA is celebrating its 50th year in operation. Since its beginning, the company has sold more than 10,000 5-axis CNC machines to over 2,500 customers worldwide, and about 1.1 billion tools have been created using ANCA’s grinders. 

“You would be very unlikely to find any bit of advanced equipment, anywhere in the world, that hasn’t been touched by a cutting tool which has been manufactured on one of our machines,” said co-founder Pat Boland. The company’s customers include Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Iscar, Sandvik, Sutton Tools and many other household names. 

Boland and Pat McCluskey — then an electrical engineer and an industrial electronics tradesman — met at a government-owned munitions factory in Melbourne in 1968. The two Pats started ANCA in 1974 in a spare room at Boland and wife Libby’s home. 

ANCA will hold an open house at its Wixom, Mich., headquarters from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 7 and 8. RSVP to: [email protected].