Awards and Achievements

Since 1974, ANCA has gained worldwide recognition in the industry as a leader in the technology

All our innovations contributed to the success of our products and subsequently, to the success of our customers. Some of these are:

Our engineering excellence and export achievements have been honoured with more than 25 industry and business awards.

Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards - Apprentice of the Year 2023 

Daniel Malone, a fourth-year apprentice at ANCA in Bayswater North, has claimed the 2023 Apprentice of the Year award. This honour is especially gratifying to ANCA co-founder Pat McCluskey, who established the formal Apprenticeship program at ANCA and was himself the Apprentice of the Year in 1968. 

Daniel Malone said: “From first learning about ANCA’s apprenticeship program, I knew it was something I wanted to pursue. Until that point, I was under the impression that the only way to have a career in Engineering was to go to university and get a degree.”

“I like the dynamic aspect of being an ANCA apprentice, working to very fine tolerances that sometimes need to be within one micron is sort of mind blowing to think about. Some of the machines we build are equipped with the latest in innovative technologies for our industry and its always cool to see and work on new technologies and assemblies being developed and used on our machines.”


Top Ten Most Innovative Manufacturers in Australia - AIMS

We are proud to be named as one of the Top Ten Most Innovative Manufacturers in Australia at the Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing 50 Most Innovative manufacturers event in July 2023. As an advanced manufacturing business, innovation is at our core and critical to success. Just one example, is our ANCA Integrated Manufacturing System (AIMS) which was highlighted through this award. AIMS is an innovative approach to tool manufacturing, connecting and automating cutting tool manufacture through a modular ecosystem.

MM Modern Manufacturing Innovative Product Award - MX7 ULTRA


The MX7 ULTRA has won the MM Modern Manufacturing Innovative Product Award! The 2023 award ceremony was held during the China International Metalworking Summit Forum in Beijing. The award winners represent solutions to industry challenges and meet the industry's needs for technological transformation.

Claire Cheng, Marketing Manager China accepted the award at the ceremony and said: "It is fantastic to receive industry recognition for our innovation, especially as the MX7 ULTRA uses groundbreaking technologies to grind perfect tools faster. This award helps to builds credibility for this product in our market."

5-Star Employer of Choice 2024 - Human Resources Director Australia


ANCA has been recognised once again as a 5-Star Employer of Choice for 2024 via the Human Resources Director Australia publication. Assessed in the areas of leadership, learning and development, wellbeing, flexibility, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, and recruitment, ANCA has been celebrated as an outstanding employer.

This award echoes why we are #ProudtobeANCA and celebrates our dynamic workplace where with a taste for problem-solving, an entrepreneurial mindset and a collaborative approach we work together to create the next generation of technology. Our values and our people set as apart and shape our reputation as a world leader in our field. 

Ringier Innovation Award 2022 - GCX Linear


The 2022 Metal Processing Industry-Ringier Technology Innovation Award Ceremony is a prestigious event organised by Ringier Industrial Media. More than a hundred professionals from enterprises, universities and clients gathered together to summarise the innovation achievements of the past year and talk about the future of the industry.

In this award competition, the ANCA GCX grinding machine was recognised by the jury and won the Technology Innovation Award.