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.

For over 100 years -- since 1912 -- Setco has designed, built, and serviced precision spindles and is recognized worldwide as a technical leader in design, engineering, and manufacturer of precision spindles and spindle/slide combinations. Setco is a major spindle manufacturer with over 275,000 spindles in the field -- new and rebuilt -- which include belt-driven, geared, motorized, high speed and high frequency models. In addition, Setco offers a complete line of precision linear slides; which include dovetail, hardened way and linear rail slides in 21 standard sizes and hundreds of standard catalog models. Setco products are used worldwide in a variety of industries; including automotive, aerospace, construction, die/mold, cabling and winding, plastics, woodworking, stone cutting and general metalworking industries.

Through acquisitions, Setco is the home of MASTER, POPE and WHITNON, NEO brand spindles, slides, and modules. 

Global Expansion

Setco began realizing our goal to become a global manufacturing leader by acquiring Ultra Precision Spindles (UPSPL) in 2012 to serve spindle repair needs of customers in India. Later in 2012 Setco acquire 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. With these acquisitions, Setco still continues to expand operations globally with the eagerness to expand into Europe. 

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.