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Exhibitor description

With its brands INDEX and TRAUB, INDEX Werke is today 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 Esslingen-based 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 automatic turret lathes that year. He was a full-blooded Swabian entrepreneur who laid the foundation for an impressive development with creative ideas and the pursuit of quality. Within four decades, more than 20,000 automatic lathes have already been sold, on which INDEX's excellent worldwide reputation is based. In 1975, INDEX began producing multi-spindle automatic lathes. A few years later, the company moved into CNC technology. Here, INDEX quickly assumed a pioneering role. After the death of Eugen Hahn, the son of the company founder, 85% of the company shares were transferred to a foundation. In 1992, INDEX introduced a new generation of turning-milling centres based on a modular system. In 1997, TRAUB Drehmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG from neighbouring Reichenbach/Fils was taken over and integrated into the INDEX factories. To this day, the company pursues a two-brand strategy.

Quality, made in Germany

INDEX consciously relies on Germany as a production location and also produces important core components on its own lathes and turn-mill centres. Motivated and highly trained employees produce quality and build each machine with care and attention to detail. The employees are promoted by the company and intensively trained through basic and advanced training measures. A lot of effort is also invested in training the next generation. A training quota of around 6 percent is remarkable for a medium-sized company. In order to remain competitive, INDEX relies on flexible production strategies. With technologically leading and high-quality products, the best conditions for growth are created.