PACCAR Recognizes Link Manufacturing as a Top Performing Supplier in North America

Each year, PACCAR recognizes the top performing suppliers in its Supplier Performance Management (SPM) program. This year Link has recognized by PACCAR as one of seven 2016 SPM Leaders – earning the highest score among the seven companies reaching the 2016 SPM Leader level.

The SPM program evaluates a supplier’s performance in the areas of product development, operations support and business alignment. Through the SPM program, suppliers and PACCAR cross-functional teams collaborate to identify performance enhancements and to develop product innovations. This program ensures very high performance from the supply base.

This recognition reflects our commitment to create a customer-focused culture and our team’s drive to outperform by supplying Tier 1 component systems with an on-time delivery of over 99 percent. In addition, we continually strive to lower our delivered quality PPM metrics and have a continuous improvement mindset that strives to further align with our customers’ business objectives.

Link Manufacturing has been developing and supplying suspension solutions for PACCAR trucks for nearly 30 years, read more about the solutions here. We are excited to continue our collaboration with PACCAR as a Leader of the SPM program in the new year.


PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

PACCAR suppliers play an important role in providing quality trucks and products to customers. We are excited to continue our collaboration with PACCAR as a Leader of the SPM program in the new year. Learn more about PACCAR and the SPM program here. And learn how Link is Driven to Outperform here.

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Jim Huls

In his role as President, Jim Huls is focused on providing superior customer service and support through industry best on-time delivery, quality and market driven innovations that result in Link being our customers’ preferred supplier of specialty suspensions. In his 25 years with the company, Jim has developed a great appreciation for the Link team's readiness to go the extra mile. Depending on the season, Jim – a father, husband and avid adventurist - can be found supporting his family’s competitive rodeo schedule, riding motorcycle, boating or in the mountains on a snowmobile.

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