BELLEVUE, Washington, USA (March 4, 2022) – Link Mfg., Ltd. announced that it has been recognized as an Achiever in the 2021 Supplier Performance Management (SPM) program by PACCAR. This is the sixth consecutive year that Link has been recognized by the comprehensive SPM program. Link was evaluated in areas of product development, operations and aftermarket support, and alignment with PACCAR’s key business objectives. Link earned high marks in all areas, demonstrating the company’s level of dedication to PACCAR and its objectives.
"Each year Link is driven to meet and exceed the pledge to provide superior service and support to PACCAR. Link is honored that our ongoing commitment to quality, performance, and reliability has been recognized by our long-standing and successful partner, PACCAR” said Jim Huls, president of Link Mfg. “This award emphasizes Link’s continuous focus to deliver products which exceed rigorous expectations of the trucking industry, now and in the future."
PACCAR was pleased to recognize suppliers who earned a SPM award for 2021, considering the disruptions and uncertainty the industry faced over the last two years. The program drives supplier commitment, collaboration, and continuous improvement which leads to performance enhancements, product innovations, and strong relationships with customers.
“Strong performance from our key suppliers is instrumental to PACCAR’s success. We value the commitment suppliers have given PACCAR and the investments they made,” said Darrin Siver, PACCAR senior vice president.
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 powertrains, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.
Link supplies PACCAR with a range of traditional and electrified technologies, including cab suspensions, auxiliary suspensions, chassis suspensions, tire pressure maintenance systems, mechanical height control valves, SmartValve (electronic height control), and ROI Cabmate (smart cab air suspensions).
About Link Mfg., Ltd.
Link develops and manufactures a variety of suspensions, air controls and specialty products, engineered to address the unique needs of commercial vehicle, trailer, motorcoach, transit bus, shuttle bus, recreational vehicle and specialty vehicle markets. Link is the worldwide leader in heavy-duty truck cab air suspensions marketed under the brand name Cabmate. The company is also a leading innovator in vehicle air management and dynamic air suspension control technologies marketed under the brand names SmartValve, Smart Air Management Systems (SAMS), and Road Optimized Innovations (ROI). With manufacturing locations in the United States and Canada and distribution in Europe, Link Mfg., Ltd. is an IATF 16949 and ISO 14001: 2015 (EMS) certified company whose primary products include cab, auxiliary, and chassis suspensions, including heavy vocational, off-highway and air suspension management technologies. Link also makes specialty products such as tire pressure equalization systems, ramps and other products designed to enhance the productivity of commercial vehicles.
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