Edmund Boland takes the role of general manager Europe, Martin Winterstein - an external appointment - will take the position of sales manager Europe and Jan Langfelder moves to global key accounts manager.

ANCA Europe has been operating for over 30 years and the new appointments mark an ever-expanding local footprint and is the manufacturer of CNC grinding machines, software, automation solutions and more.

The company has a purpose-built technology centre in Weinheim, Germany; a UK facility and local sales and technical support in most European countries. The almost 70-strong European team provide a premium customer experience with expertise covering sales, customer training, application support, service, operations, engineering, finance and administration.

Customers from across Europe can visit the state-of-the-art machine demonstration area to experience ANCA’s latest products and see first-hand the technology in action.

Boland previously led global operations from ANCA's headquarters in Melbourne. He said: “I am very excited to join the team in such an important market. ANCA is in my blood and years of experience in our Australian headquarters has built a deep understanding of the business to help me further develop the European team’s capabilities to better listen to and service our customers.

“Much of ANCA Europe’s success has been due to the deep market knowledge, technical acumen, strong customer relationships and leadership of Jan Langfelder. Taking on the new role global key accounts manager is another exciting development for ANCA with Jan focusing on strengthening our customer relationships in a critical time."

Winterstein said: “It is a pleasure to join ANCA, a leader in the cutting tool industry with a strong reputation for accuracy and performance. Having worked in the European manufacturing market for many years at Gehring Technologies and more recently at Liebherr Verzahntechnik – I see many opportunities for ANCA to grow. Europe is a unique region with unique needs and ANCA offers the solutions and the expertise to provide a premium local experience.”

ANCA said it invites all European customers to visit our facility for demonstrations on our products.

Later this year ANCA's newest product, the AutoMarkX will be shown in Europe for the first time. The laser marking station is an automatic stand-alone laser marking station, replacing manual and labour-intensive processes. Visitors can also see the new GCX Linear for skiving cutters, CPX blank preparation machine, MX7, FX7 and complementary product – the Mitsubishi Wire EDM in the Weinheim office.

Boland has worked at ANCA for 15 years in across several roles. He brings a broad range of expertise having worked in ANCAs finance, operational and application teams. He has most recently led the Global Supply Chain including successfully bringing ANCA through the Covid pandemic - the most disruptive supply chain event in living memory.

Winterstein has led global, multi-national teams in a number of successful machining businesses. Most recently he worked as the chief sales officer, managing director at Gehring Technologies GmbH in Ostfildern.