Day to Day Business

TodayDay to Day Business

Today, The Index Group own and operate around 25 quality industrial properties and other investments owned by the Maclean families. The properties offer a range of options from large scale heavy industrial to commercial offices throughout South East Queensland. Renowned for long standing relationships with tenants and agents, The Index Group tailor packages that suit […]Find Out More

TodayRoss Mclean Racing

Ross’s love of horse racing has passed through the generations and today Ross Maclean Racing breeds, trains and races a small number of thoroughbred race horses. Ross Maclean Racing has enjoyed some good success over the years with horses such as Silver Page, Top Marc and Finder Page, plus a new generation of horses including […]Find Out More

TodayRoss Maclean Fellowship Research

Ross’ legacy fights on to help find a cure for those with MND. Before Ross passed away he and his family joined forces with the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) led by Professor Perry Bartlett at The University of Queensland to help raise funds for the appointment of a research scientist dedicated to studying MND. To […]Find Out More

2010Focus Shifts to Industrial Property Investment

After successful involvement in a number of differing industries, The Index Group decided to solidify its core business and focus on investment in industrial properties, an area which had proven for decades to deliver success. With an existing property portfolio and an eye for buying, developing and managing quality industrial properties, Jeff steered The Index […]Find Out More

2008GFC Forces Closure of Silica Plant

As international economies crashed in 2007-2008, the reality of the Global Financial Crisis meant that many international exports came to a halt. The majority of the silica produced by the Index Group’s Tasmanian plant were exported internationally to the USA and Japan. With the slowing down of these economies, and subsequently international orders the decision […]Find Out More

2005Sadly Ross Passed Away

After years of battling the debilitating MND, Ross sadly passed away in early 2005 and The Index Group and The Maclean Family lost an inspirational leader and father.Find Out More

2000Ross Became Ill

Ross developed Motor Neuron Disease. In 2000 Ross’ life changed forever when he began to display symptoms of a debilitating disease with no known cure: Motor Neuron Disease. Affecting around 1,500 Australians, at least 1 person in Australia dies of MND every day with a similar number of new cases diagnosed each year. MND involves […]Find Out More


As a group, Index often supplied a number of different services to the same clients. These included Sea World where virtually all the filtration in the park was supplied to the likes of Dolphin Cove, the Shark Pool and the Polar Bear enclosure. This then lead to work in the nearby Movie World. Through an […]Find Out More

1998Jeff Focuses on The Index Group

In 1998 the mature Kreepy Krauly business was sold to allow Jeff to concentrate on working in Index. At that time, Index was involved in commercial pool filtration, water treatment, buying and selling of used mining and quarrying equipment, manufacture of crushing plants and operating a high quality silica sand processing plant in Tasmania for […]Find Out More

1995Kreepy Krauly & Index Join Forces

Around 1995 the Kreepy Krauly and Index Group businesses relocated to operate out of common premises at Carole Park in Brisbane so Jeff could assist in the Index business while still managing his Kreepy Krauly business on a day to day basis.Find Out More


Index Group enters inaugural Q400 The Q400 is an annual list produced of Queensland’s top 400 privately owned businesses. The Index Group appeared on the list every year since it commenced in 1992 until the list ceased in 2011. During those years Index was also successful in being awarded ‘Exporter of The Year’ and ‘Rising […]Find Out More

1989 To early 90'sUsed Machinery Purchases

The used machinery business brought with it many opportunities for Index including the purchase of a manufacturing and used machinery business and property in Auckland in 1989 and the assets of a silica sand processing plant in Tasmania in 1991. Index also operated their own twin engine pressurized Cessna for a number of years allowing […]Find Out More

1989Industrial Property Development

In 1989/90 while running the Kreepy Krauly business, Jeff, in partnership with Ross, developed his first industrial property (a 3,000m2 tilt slab warehouse) at Rocklea next to the Archerfield airport. This property was owned up until 2010 when it was sold to further invest into the next project.Find Out More

1976South’s Rugby Club Sponshorship

Today, The Index Goup still sponsors South’s Rugby Club at Yeronga Park, Brisbane.Find Out More

1976South’s Rugby Club Sponshorship

Index was also the first company to provide jersey sponsorship to an A grade rugby club in Australia in 1976 and has continuously been the major sponsor of South’s Rugby Club in Brisbane, now known as ‘The Index Magpies’ since that time.Find Out More

1975 To early 90's20 Years of Jaymac Success

Over 20 years, the Jaymac business sold and serviced 50,000+ Kreepy Krauly’s. This was done through both wholesale and direct sales with a team of 20 and a solid statewide distribution network of pool shops and builders. The Kreepy Krauly business initially had to be innovative in creating an automatic pool cleaner market as this […]Find Out More

1974Jeff Maclean Makes his mark separately

In 1974 Jeff Maclean started a part time pool supplies business (Jaymac Pool Supplies). He also worked part time for the Index Group until 1977 where he learned from his father’s business skills. Jeff saw an opportunity with Jaymac and introduced Kreepy Krauly Pool Cleaners to Queensland pool owners from 1977, creating great success and […]Find Out More

1968 OnwardsShip Building

The ship building activity evolved from the used machinery sales business with the first barge being built around 1968 for use in Papua New Guinea. Ross had no previous experience in this area when he commenced ship building. Over the next 30 years many barges and tugs for use in and around the Brisbane River […]Find Out More

1966 Early's 70sRoss Maclean Begins with a Vision

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 […]Find Out More
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