ANCA, which specialises in producing hi-tech tool and cutter grinders, was also named the winner in this year’s Manufacturing category.
“ANCA is a very successful business in the local electorate, with its headquarters still based in Bayswater North,” Mr Smith said.
“It is fantastic to see the company go from strength to strength, expanding globally and establishing sales and service offices in nine other countries since its inception in 1974.
“It was a pleasure to meet with the owner, Pat Boland, today to congratulate him and the staff for their great achievement.”
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb said he was delighted to present ANCA with the Australian Exporter of the Year award for its outstanding success in manufacturing innovative advanced machinery that’s in increasingly high demand around the world.
“ANCA has been a leader in its field for 40 years; in that time it has significantly expanded its export markets and is on track for a record year of growth,” Mr Robb said.
“They’ve hired 160 new employees to meet the increasing demand for their products, and are proof that Australia has a very healthy future manufacturing high-quality and innovative products.”
The Australian Export Awards are co-presented by Austrade, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and CPA Australia.
Further information on the category winners is available at: www.exportawards.gov.au