Index Corp.

Index Corp.

14700 North Pointe Boulevard Noblesville, IN 46060. U.S.A

AboutIndex Corp.

A company. Two brands. A claim.

With its INDEX and TRAUB brands, INDEX Werke is one of the world's leading manufacturers of CNC lathes. With five production sites and seven international sales and service companies as well as a broad dealer network, the Esslinger group of companies is present at 80 locations worldwide.

Progress has a long tradition

INDEX Werke was founded in 1914 by Hermann Hahn, who began producing turret lathes that year. He was a Swabian thoroughbred entrepreneur who laid the foundation for an impressive development with creative ideas and the pursuit of quality. More than 20,000 automatic lathes have already been sold within four decades, on which INDEX's excellent global reputation is based. In 1975 INDEX started to produce multi-spindle automatic lathes. A few years later, CNC technology was introduced. INDEX quickly assumed a pioneering role here. After the death of Eugen Hahn, the son of the company founder, 85% of the company shares were placed in a foundation. In 1992, INDEX introduced a new generation of turn-mill centers based on a modular system. In 1997, TRAUB Drehmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG from neighboring Reichenbach/Fils was taken over and integrated into the INDEX works. To this day, the company is pursuing a two-brand strategy. 

Optimum manufacturing solutions for customers

INDEX has been offering multifunctional production centers since 2002, in which various process technologies can be integrated in one machine. Complete machining not only increases quality and precision, but above all reduces production costs due to shorter throughput times. INDEX customers around the world appreciate this advantage because it strengthens their competitiveness. The main customers of INDEX lathes include the automotive and automotive supplier industry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronics industry as well as manufacturers in fluid technology and fittings construction. Growth markets arise in medical technology and in the aerospace industry. The experts from INDEX and TRAUB also find a convincing solution when it comes to machining materials that are difficult to machine.

All from a single source

The particular strength of the INDEX Group lies in the development of the best manufacturing solution for the customer. With the INDEX and TRAUB brands, the group has the widest range of products for the complete machining of turned parts, both for series and single part production. The application engineers can draw on this fund when they develop optimal production strategies for their customers. Especially with geometrically demanding and high-precision workpieces, the engineering services are an invaluable advantage for the customer. This applies both to individual machines in the standard design and to complete production systems that can consist of several machines linked together. Engineering plays a key role at INDEX together with research and development. 

Quality, made in Germany

I NDEX deliberately relies on Germany as a production location and also produces important core components on its own lathes and turn-mill centers. Motivated and well-trained employees manufacture quality and build each machine with care and attention to detail. The employees are promoted by the company and intensively trained through training and further education measures. A lot of effort is also invested in the training of young people. A training rate of around 6 percent is remarkable for a medium-sized company. In order to remain competitive, INDEX relies on flexible manufacturing strategies. With technologically leading and high-quality products, the best conditions for growth have been created.

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