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Lipe Clutch is a premium global brand of clutch products for medium duty and heavy duty commercial vehicles, manufactured by Setco Automotive.
Lipe Clutch has an established market across an extensive global network of 64 countries, spread across Europe, North Americas, South America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.  We have a strategic global footprint with manufacturing facilities in the UK, USA and India.  Lipe Clutch has set up a state of the art R&D centre at Kalol, India, certified to design, develop and validate full clutch systems, and also has a research and development centre in the UK.  In addition, Setco also manufacture hydraulic products for the construction equipment industry and precision engineering components like complex and deep drawn pressings, forgings, and castings that are machined and heat treated.
Lipe clutch manufacture over 50,000 medium duty and heavy duty commercial vehicle clutches each month, placing us among the top 3 manufacturers in the world by volume.
The Lipe Clutch facility in the UK specialises in the supply of aftermarket truck clutches for European applications, as well as manufacturing heavy duty clutch systems for either niche or high volume OEM applications.  The plant is configured with the ability to supply clutches for any major truck on the road, typically for dispatch on the same day that the order is placed.

Meet the Team
We are proud to have a highly experienced and long-serving team of industry experts, with a shared commitment to providing our customers with the best possible products and technical support.

Lipe Clutch History
The Lipe Clutch brand has a rich heritage dating all the way back to the late 19th century.  The brand’s namesake, Charles E. Lipe, was a graduate mechanical engineer and prolific inventor.  In 1880 he set up the Lipe Shop in the city of Syracuse, USA, as the manufacturing base for his inventions.Amongst the inventions of Charles Lipe was the earliest production version of the bicycle gear, which was then redeveloped for the automobile and used in many early cars including the Ford Model A.  The automotive transmission expertise ultimately lead to the establishment of the commercial vehicle clutch division of Lipe in 1932.

Our Vision
To be the first choice supplier of truck clutch assemblies and associated truck components across Europe. 
Our Mission
To be the preferred supplier in our chosen segment through the recognition of our extensive product range, great value quality parts, rapid delivery and technical expertise.
Our Values
Focusing on our customers:
Fully committed to providing the full range of products that our customers require, backed up by honest and experienced technical support.
Operating effectively:
Continually improving our quality systems to ensure that our customers get the parts that they want, when they want them and at a great price.
Operating safely:
Striving to ensuring that nobody is injured or made ill through our operations.
Developing our employees:
Focusing on teamwork, training and education to promote a motivated and productive workforce.

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