Link Suspensions Acquires Assets of Raydan Manufacturing

Link Suspensions of Canada, Limited Partnership, affiliated with Link Manufacturing, Ltd. has completed its acquisition of the assets of Raydan Manufacturing Inc. of Nisku, Alberta, Canada.

The Raydan acquisition further expands Link’s participation in the heavy- and medium-duty truck and trailer markets, along with other commercial and vocational vehicles as a component supplier to OEMs and the aftermarket.

The Raydan Division of Link Suspensions of Canada will continue production and chassis modifications operations in Nisku, Alberta. Link will provide engineering, manufacturing, and management support from its headquarters in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Raydan is a manufacturer of vocational, specialty, and heavy-duty suspensions and coupling devices. Primary product offerings include three patented, proprietary products: the Air Link walking beam suspension; the Easy Slider sliding kingpin system; and the Air Link for tandem steer applications. They have installed many of these in their modification center in Nisku.

"I am pleased to welcome the Raydan team to the Link family,"said Jim Huls, Link Vice President and General Manager. "Their solid reputation of service and support to their customers through their highly reliable products, specialized capabilities, and commitment to meeting customers’ needs fits Link’s culture perfectly. This acquisition further strengthens Link’s overall family of products and capabilities and will benefit our expanded customer base."

"Moving forward, Link and Raydan customers will enjoy increased access to engineering and manufacturing capabilities, exceptional sales and service support, tried and proven product lines, and a strong commitment to customer service."

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