The Honorary Ian Macfarlane MP visits ANCA China

Melbourne - Following the official opening of the ANCA office located in Shanghai China during March this year, ANCA has been very successful in winning a number of large multi-million dollar export contracts. The honorary Ian Macfarlane, Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources visited the ANCA China office on October 26th, 2005 to discuss the ANCA success in the China market.

ANCA China

The ANCA China office which was launched on the 21st of March 2004 is located in the Shanghai's Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. This area was selected for a number of strategic reasons, including excellent access to transport and logistics, with a vast infrastructure already in place, as well as large industry base around Shanghai. The new branch office boasts 600 square meters of floor space, and house's a demonstration centre, as well as application and service engineers, and a sales and administration organization.

"Opening this office in Shanghai has demonstrated our strong commitment to the Chinese market and positions ANCA within easy reach of our target customer base", says Linsey Siede, Group General Manager ANCA. "It has allowed ANCA to develop and maintain relationships with our customers and the necessary government departments. It is also providing our customers with more value because we can meet their requirements faster".

China has been the largest importer of machine tools since 2002, and is a rapidly growing market for the high precision ANCA CNC grinding machines designed and built in Australia. Since the office was opened, ANCA has been very successful at winning a number of export orders into China, including two separate multi-million dollar contracts valued at over $2 million each.

Minister Macfarlane and his entourage spent 2 hours at the ANCA China facility, inspecting a number of the demonstration machines produced by ANCA at its headquarters located in the Melbourne suburb of Bayswater, and discussing various aspects of the business with the knowledgeable ANCA China staff.

About ANCA

ANCA was founded in 1974 to design and manufacture high technology Computer Numerical Controls (CNCs) for the machine tool and metal-based industries. Today, ANCA has become a leading designer and manufacturer of complete, precision CNC tool and cutter grinding machines in a global niche market. With its core values of precision, innovation, quality and technological excellence, ANCA is today an international organisation of more than 300 employees with a robust set of technological and entrepreneurial skills. Offices are located in major cities in Europe, North America and Asia; with dealerships represented in over 25 countries. ANCA continues to understand market demands and produce products and services to benefit its customers.

For more information, contact:
Linsey Siede
Group General Manager

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