Our Passion For Innovation
Link is a privately-owned company headquartered in Sioux Center, Iowa. For over four decades, Link® has been committed to engineering premium solutions for commercial vehicles and equipment that provide industry leading value for our customers in areas such as reliability, durability and overall driver well-being. This devotion started in 1980 with one truck driver searching for a better ride. The result of his efforts was Cabmate®, a revolutionary cab air suspension system. Today, Cabmate® is the standard in premium cab suspensions, and Link® supplies more OEM cab suspensions than anyone else in the world.
Visual History of Link Manufacturing
Link Milestones Span Over 40 Years
1980 - Bill Nibbelink builds the first cab air ride suspension for his class 8 truck.
1981 - Link starts manufacturing Cabmate® Cab Suspensions.
1984 - First factory opened in Sioux Center, Iowa.
1989 - Quality products and service lead to major plant expansion and growth.
1990 - Link specialty product line begins with Cat's Eye® (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
1992 - Link builds corporate office to support additional organizational needs.
1993 - Link starts Cargo Management Products (CMP).
1996 - Link earns initial ISO certification.
1998 - Link starts manufacturing Auxiliary Suspension.
1999 - Link completes major expansion with a new Plant 2 facility.
2000 - Link begins significant transformation toward factory automation with robotic welders.
2002 - Link produces UltraRide® Chassis Suspension.
2005 - Link supports war on terror as a major sub-supplier.
2007 - Link starts construction on Plant 3 in an effort to support continued growth of the auxiliary suspension product line.
2008 - Link celebrates the production of 1,000,000 Cabmate® suspensions.
2009 - Link opens Applied Technology Center for increased development of specialty engineered suspensions.
2012 - Link introduces Link Suspensions of Canada (Nisku, Alberta). Air Link® and Easy Slider® are introduced as Link products.
2015 - Link is named as a OEM 6x2 lift axle partner.
2016 - Link introduces line of trailer suspensions with the TR50-HDT.
2017 - Link introduces a new line of advanced high-tech Road Optimized Innovations® (ROI).
2018 - Link attains IATF 16949:2016 certification.
2019 - Link achieves the production of 2,000,000 Cabmate® Cab Suspensions.
2020 - Link begins manufacturing ROI Cabmate®
2021 - Link starts a Suspension Controls product line out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.