I was doing some searching a while back and came across them. The collet for the V2, VC, VE plus many Bosch and DeWalt routers is all the same collet. I’ve taken the one off my son’s 1617 and interchanged it with my Hitachi ones so I know it works. That tells me that that collet is outsourced by all 3 companies and it’s possible that Superior Electric is the source.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.