PACCAR Names Link Manufacturing a Top Performing Supplier for the Second Consecutive Year

Link Manufacturing is Driven to Outperform

Since 2014 PACCAR has recognized its top performing suppliers through the Supplier Performance Management (SPM) program. In 2017, for the second consecutive year, PACCAR named Link as one of a select few SPM Leaders. The PACCAR 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 continuously improve the supplier/customer relationship. This program enhances the likelihood of high performance from the supply base. One of our key achievements in 2017 was reducing our PPM metrics to support PACCAR’s continuous improvement efforts. In 2017 we improved our OE PPM from less than 50 to less than 10. While…

The Ride of Your Life: Our New Ambulance Suspension System Features Stability Control with Tuned Shocks

Imagine for a moment the stress ambulance suspensions are under during an emergency response. The patient is likely in pain and the EMTs are trying to administer care while the vehicle is traveling at high speeds and maneuvering to avoid cars and other obstacles. This sometimes requires moving onto the shoulder where the road isn’t level or is filled with debris and potholes, leading to a rough ride for the occupants. Maintaining a safe, stable and smooth ride requires an ambulance suspension and shock system that is up to the task of these extreme conditions. Providing a Stable Ride for More Than a Decade For the past decade Link’s UltraRide air suspension system has been the leading air suspension system…

From Raydan to Here: The Rich History and Promising Future of Link Suspensions of Canada

Anyone who has installed a Link product can recognize the signature quality and reliability of our heavy duty and vocational suspensions. But you may be surprised to learn that Link’s ancestry spans decades and borders. A few of our clients might even recognize the name Raydan as the predecessor to Link Suspensions of Canada (LSC). Raydan Manufacturing was incorporated in 1992 and built a reputation through the development and popularity of Air Link and Easy Slider products, which would come to shape LSC. We continue to manufacture high-capacity Air Link Suspensions, as well as SWB (Spring over Walking Beam) and our newly introduced Atlas single axle suspension suspensions from our location in Nisku, Alberta. Versatile Applications for Various Markets Link Suspensions of Canada has developed and strengthened Link’s relationship with military branches and defense contractors. Many of our heavy duty and vocational suspensions are…