For over 100 years, since 1912, Setco is recognized as the technical leader in the design, manufacture, and service of precision spindles, milling heads, slides, and spindle/slide combinations. Setco is a major spindle manufacturer with over 275,000 spindles in the field, both new and rebuilt, that include belt-driven, geared, motorized, high speed and high frequency models. In addition, Setco offers a complete line of precision linear slides - dovetail, hardened way and linear rail slides in 21 standard sizes and hundreds of standard catalog models. Setco products serve the automotive, aerospace, construction, die/mold, cabling and winding, plastics, woodworking, stone cutting and general metalworking industries. Through its eight global locations, Setco is the industry forerunner in the repair and servicing of spindles for over 350 machine tool brands.  Through acquisitions, Setco is the home of MASTER, POPE and WHITNON, NEO brand spindles, slides, and modules. 

Global Expansion

Setco become a global manufacturing leader with the acquisition of Ultra Precision Spindles (UPSPL) in 2012 to serve spindle repair needs of customers in India. Later in 2012 Setco acquired NEO Precision spindles to enter the Taiwan/China spindle market. Another major expansion goal was met in 2015 with the addition of spindle service centers in Shanghai, China and Chennai, India. In 2017, Setco acquired Headtec and has joined our global operations in Taiwan.  Setco expanded its service operations to support Mexico in 2019. With these acquisitions, Setco continues to expand operations globally and is hoping to enter the European market next.

Setco is owned by Holden Industries, Inc., a 100% Employee-Owned Company headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, USA. Holden Industries operates four wholly-owned subsidiaries which comprise four core business areas.

Mission Statement

Quality Policy

Through a strategy of continuous improvement, Setco is dedicated to manufacturing high quality machine tool spindles and slides. It is the responsibility of every employee to ensure that every product shipped meets or exceeds our customer's needs and expectations for quality and service.