50-year-old machine builder opens Technology Center in Korea

April 12, 2024
Anca fortifies its grinding presence in the Asian market

Anca, builder of precision grinding machines, opened its Technology Center in Korea. Anca has offered local sales and service to customers across diverse industries for more than 30 years in the Korean market and opening the new facility is a significant milestone for the company as it expands its presence in the Asian market (Figure 1).

Jake Farragher, general manager of Anca Asia, said, “Anca’s newest technology center is a commitment to our customers in Korea. This investment in our global infrastructure enables our team to deliver premium sales and service support to this important and growing market. We understand the importance of offering customers local support and at our new facility we can showcase the capability of our flexible grinding machines, world-leading software and market-first automation solutions.”

Thanks to its long-standing partnership with SH International in Korea, Anca has a legacy of innovation with customers in the market, noted Farragher. “Our local team at our new Anca office is poised to facilitate our customers’ success into the future,” he added. “We are excited for our new center to serve as a hub for grinding excellence, innovation and collaboration, confirming our position as a global leader in the tool and cutter grinding industry and medical tools industry.”

For 50 years Anca has provided grinding equipment worldwide, and Anca Korea, located near Seoul, is equipped with technologies such as Anca’s Ultra technology with nanometer resolution control.

The demonstration facility provides the Ultra experience with Anca’s MX and FX Ultra machines, as well as automation with Anca’s Integrated Manufacturing System (AIMS). The facility additionally includes support and training services (Figure 2).

“Fifty years ago, Pat McCluskey and I did not anticipate Anca to be what it is today,” admitted Pat Boland, Anca co-founder (Figure 3). “We embarked on a business journey that felt in hindsight like stepping onto a treadmill, with our customers driving the speed. Yet we have not only kept pace with the market, we’ve surged ahead, introducing cutting-edge innovations. I am proud of the technology we are still releasing, such as the Ultra and GCX packages and the many innovations that underpin these product releases.”

Edmund Boland, general manager of Anca CNC machines and son of Pat Boland, highlighted ANCA’s agility as a privately owned company. "Anca has always endeavored to stay ahead of the curve, anticipating market trends and delivering cutting-edge solutions that enable our customers to thrive," Boland said. "With 50 years of innovation behind us, our product and technology portfolios are perfectly positioned to meet the challenges of the future."

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