50 Years of Innovation at the ANCA UK Open House


ANCA, a global leader in grinding technology, marked its 50th anniversary with a momentous Open House event at its UK branch. The event, which showcased a range of grinding technology innovations and celebrated the decades of partnership with manufacturers and partners, attracted over 80 visitors from across the UK and Ireland.

The ANCA UK Open House featured an array of topics highlighting the company’s latest innovations, including the AIMS automation system, the latest release of the cutting-edge ToolRoom software, and the revolutionary ULTRA technology for top-quality tool production. Attendees also gained insights into micro tool manufacturing and single-setup tool manufacturing with integrated peel grinding, demonstrating ANCA’s commitment to providing comprehensive solutions to meet the evolving needs of manufacturers.

The event’s agenda was filled with live machine demonstrations, informative presentations, and celebratory activities, offering attendees a firsthand look at the latest technologies for precision tool manufacturing in action. In addition, ANCA collaborated with industry partners CemeCon (coating technology), GDS (clamping technology), Tyrolit (grinding wheels), and oelheld (fluid technology) to provide attendees with access to experts across the manufacturing process chain, enriching the overall experience.

“We are thrilled to celebrate 50 years of innovation and success with our valued customers and partners,” said Neil Kendrick, Operations Manager at ANCA UK. “The Open House event was an excellent opportunity for attendees to explore our latest advancements and gain valuable insights to enhance their businesses.” During the celebration dinner, attendees had the chance to reminisce and reconnect with ANCA’s first-hour customers, reflecting on the company’s journey and shared achievements over the past five decades.

 In a significant development, ANCA UK announced a strategic partnership with GDS Präzisionszerspanungs GmbH from Ofterdingen, Germany. Under this partnership, ANCA will represent GDS in the UK and Ireland, bringing superior clamping solutions and combined expertise to the market.

Thomas Löhn, Managing Director at GDS, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “The Open House was a perfect start for our partnership. Visitor feedback proved that there is a high demand for advanced clamping technology, like our new Shark or Hornet chucks. The ANCA team is skilled and experienced to support the customers in a perfect manner.”

Neil Kendrick of ANCA UK echoed this sentiment, stating, “We are glad to have GDS on board, with their longstanding expertise and excellent product range. Our customer base relies on high-quality products to guarantee the best solutions in quality and productivity, which we can provide even better now.”

The ANCA UK Open House exemplified the company’s commitment to innovation, collaboration, and customer satisfaction, setting the stage for continued success in the years ahead.


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