KANCA began its production of hand tools in the early 1960s as a family owned company with a workforce of 20. A short time later, as the quality of the products was well accepted by the market, the range expanded to cover a very extensive spectrum of hand tools. A new plant of 15.000 m2 was constructed and began operation in1974 where the expanded and modernized forging line made it also possible to supply high quality forged parts to the industry.
Since the beginning of the 1980s the demand from the automotive industry has lead the way to further increase the capacity in the forged parts production and supply higher quality parts to local OEMs as Fiat, Mercedes, Iveco, Ford and Renault.
During the 1990s, KANCA has become a reliable partner and indispensable source of supply to dozens of customers in the passenger, commercial and agricultural vehicles, defense, and construction industries. Nowadays, even customers like VW and the ZF group have come to rely upon the renowned quality of KANCA.
Having all the necessary facilities such as part and tool design, production, forging, heat treatment and machining under the same roof has proven KANCA to be a single point of supply.
On top of a capacity of 30.000 tons/year or appx. 20.000.000 parts/year drop forging and machining, a new production line of cold forming has started in 1997. For both automotive and hand tools parts, we can now offer an even wider range of products.
KANCA began its production of hand tools in the In 2004, finishing the construction of a brand new 55,000 m2 forging plant of that 33.000 m2 closed, Kanca moved to a new location, where it is now ready to supply additional capacity including presses and further possibilities. Being the only forging company that has succeeded such a big investment in the region in the past years, Kanca shows its intention of long term reliability to its customers demanding forgings.
Through modern Q-A techniques and the certifications according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and IATF 16949 Kanca ensures improved service and increased attention to the customers exact requirements. Over 50% of the forging parts are now exported, predominantly to EU countries.