Driven to Outperform
For over four decades, Link Manufacturing has partnered with our customers to ensure their needs are met throughout every step – from product planning and development through order fulfillment. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to meet our customers’ expectations and assure their satisfaction. Our pledge is superior service and support; outstanding product quality; and consistent, on-time delivery.
Link develops and manufactures of a variety of suspensions specially engineered to address the unique needs of commercial vehicles and equipment. Our pledge is to provide great products; superior service and support; outstanding product quality; and consistent, on-time delivery to every customer.
Link is a privately-owned company headquartered in Sioux Center, Iowa. For nearly 40 years, 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.
Link’s proficiency in heavy-duty cab suspensions fueled a desire to diversify and expand into a wider range of specialty suspension products for commercial vehicles. In 1997, Link introduced self-steering lift axles and entered this emerging market segment. Today, Link’s family of Auxiliary Suspensions (lift axles) provides customers with wide ranging steer and non-steer applications and industry leading installation, reliability and value.
In 2002, Link expanded its product categories to include Chassis Suspensions through the introduction of UltraRide, a line of light and medium duty drive axle suspensions for commercial vehicles. Initial models were aimed at new vehicle ship-through and up-fitter applications, but soon OEM interest grew and more applications were developed.
In 2012, Link® further expanded its manufacturing footprint and Chassis Suspension product category into vocational and specialty vehicles through the newly formed Link Suspensions of Canada, LP (Link’s Canadian affiliate). Located in Nisku (Edmonton) Alberta, this operation specializes in the design and manufacture of single and multi-axle suspensions, especially the Air Link® Walking Beam suspension. Used in vocational, severe service and military applications these on and off highway suspensions range in capacity up to 45,000 pounds per axle.
Through the years Link has also diversified into specialty (non-suspension) products, although still focused on commercial vehicle applications. Those product lines include Cat’s Eye® Tire Pressure Maintenance System, and a family of Cargo Management Products. Link also provides Contract Manufacturing services for our customers, providing weldments and assemblies to the same level of quality, service and support they’ve grown to expect of Link.
As Link’s family of products has grown so have our design, development, and manufacturing capabilities. Starting in the early 2000’s, Link began to expand its facilities and employ state of the art manufacturing processes. Link’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) features substantial testing, validation and analytical capabilities. The ATC facilitates our development of new products and analysis of emerging technologies being applied to future products. By 2013, Link had added world-class machining equipment to compliment the array of CNC bending centers, robotic welding, and automated laser cutting systems. Two powder-coat painting systems and a proprietary Link®-Koat™ finishing process support Link’s high quality, efficient and highly versatile assembly and packaging processes. These investments have allowed Link to advance upon and maintain long term certification to ISO9001, IATF16949 and ISO14001, all internationally recognized standards for quality and environmental excellence.
But designing and manufacturing great products is just a small part of Link®. Our Midwestern roots and work ethic have resulted in an unwavering focus on our customer in everything we do. It’s our passion – and it’s what differentiates us. From collaborative engineering support to providing tailored applications; from lean manufacturing to time saving product improvements; from unparalleled, personal customer service to 100% on-time delivery – we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to meet our customers’ expectations and guarantee their satisfaction. Our expectations are high…but so is the level of communications, feedback, and rewards. Link provides growth opportunities to many and enables solid people with great values and work ethic an opportunity to be involved in a progressive and highly successful company. Link’s people not only make the difference; they ARE the difference.
Our integrity is our pledge to customers and is highlighted in our tag line:
And, we not only say it, but we live it every day.