Index Group Expands Business into Additive Manufacturing
Index Group acquires majority interest in Trumpf’s One Click Metal GmbH.
One Click Metal’s line includes the Boldseries metal 3D printing solution.
The Index Group in Esslingen, Germany, is extending its business into additive manufacturing with its acquisition of a majority interest in Trumpf’s One Click Metal. This transaction provides One Click Metal with additional know-how and capital to continue its growth trajectory in the entry-level segment for 3D printers. Trumpf remains involved as an active, strategic partner and will support the company’s future development in collaboration with Index.
With a workforce of about 20 employees, One Click Metal develops solutions in the field of metal 3D printing for small and medium-sized components. From programming and printing to unpacking and the powder cycle, all process steps are geared toward the simplest and most convenient use. Trumpf employees founded the startup in April 2019 within the scope of the “Trumpf Internehmertum” initiative and established its headquarters in Tamm, near Ludwigsburg.
One Click Metal’s customers include businesses from the mechanical engineering, tool manufacturing and automotive industries, as well as training centers. The systems are used for product development and prototyping as well as industrial production of individual parts and small production runs.