The Index Group was built from the ground up by Ross Maclean who began with nothing more than a vision supported by his determination back in 1966.
Aged 42, Ross founded Water & Industrial Engineering doing commercial water treatment and filtration.
Ross’s commitment to excellence and entrepreneurism saw the business flourish and quickly expand into new markets.
By the late 1960’s, Index Industrial Brokers, a machinery brokerage business was added to WIE. Soon after, Index Slipway & Engineering, a small shipbuilding operation (barges and tugs) was also formed. Some industrial property investment and development also began in the early 1970’s.
These businesses owned by Ross formed ‘The Index Group’ which has now grown to be a high ranking member of the coveted Q400 – the top 400 privately owned businesses in Queensland.