BELLEVUE, Washington, USA (March 29, 2023) – Link Mfg., Ltd. announced that it has been recognized as an Achiever in the 2022 Supplier Performance Management (SPM) program by PACCAR. This is the seventh 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.
“PACCAR is pleased to recognize and congratulate our suppliers who earned a SPM award for 2022. Supplier commitment to SPM creates strong relationships with PACCAR, its customers and its dealers,” said Brennan Gourdie, PACCAR Vice President of Global Purchasing.
Each year, PACCAR recognizes its top performing suppliers in the SPM program. This honor is given to suppliers that reach the SPM Master, Leader and Achiever status. The SPM program drives collaboration and continuous improvement between PACCAR and its suppliers which leads to performance enhancements and product innovations.
“Strong performance from our key suppliers is instrumental to PACCAR’s success. We value the commitment suppliers have given PACCAR and the investments they’ve made,” said Darrin Siver, PACCAR Executive 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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