Ancora was established in 1969 in the Sassuolo ceramics district. It started as a supplier of precision machinery to the most important industrial groups operating in the large plant engineering sector. It later became a manufacturer of equipment for finishing ceramic tiles.
Ancora is the leader in the design and production of equipment for the finishing of ceramics and third party processing. Ancora’s polishing, lapping, cutting, grinding and protective treatment technologies are currently used on nearly 1000 lines installed in 40 countries throughout the world.
In February 2015, Ancora became part of the SITI B&T Group, together with its Spanish and Brazilian branches and its subsidiaries Cimas (industrial metal fabrications) and HiCoat Coating System (specialised in protective treatments for polished and lapped porcelain stoneware).