2014 - Structured for Success


LINK acquires Dynamic Test Equipment (DTE) adding Servo Hydraulics capabilities to our business.

2012 - Specializing in tests that produce actionable results.


LINK opens a Test Laboratory in Germany.

2011 - Local support taken seriously


LINK opens a Test Laboratory in China and Brazil.

2010 - Smarter testing for every need


LINK expands US testing capabilities with the addition of the Dearborn Laboratory.

2009 - The best support, wherever you are


LINK opens Sales and Service offices in Japan.

2006 -Improving testing standards around the world


LINK opens first international Test Laboratory in Korea

2005 - Service and support in your neighborhood


LINK opens Sales and Service offices in China, Brazil, and Germany

2004 - Expanding our vehicle testing capabilities


LINK acquires Radlinski Associates allowing us to expand into commercial vehicle testing.

2003 - Doing laps around the competition


LINK establishes our first permanent residence on a proving ground at GM DPG in Mesa, AZ. Today we are permanently located on six proving grounds.

2000 - LINK goes global.


A joint venture with SE Systems was formed to create LINK Test Labs Korea. Sales offices in China, Germany, Brazil and Japan were opened. LINK also established representation in France and India. LINK established a testing laboratory in China and plans to do the same in Brazil and Germany.

1993 - Driving vehicle testing forward


LINK established a vehicle testing facility in Phoenix Arizona.

1990 - A new home.


In the early 90s, Roy purchased land in Plymouth, MI for the development of a new design, manufacturing, and assembly headquarters. In the mid-1990s the company developed its robust and industry leading software, ProLINK. This software has continued to act as the control system for every LINK test machine and is the premier control and acquisition system in the industry.

1989 - A devoted leader and visionary


Roy was named CEO/President of Link Engineering Company in 1989.

1980 - Going beyond manufacturing.


LINK Testing Laboratories was founded in Detroit as a means to offer independent testing services at the automotive component level. This facility was further developed into an extensive lab serving the testing needs of brake systems, transmissions, wheels and hubs, and other related automotive components.

1970 - Family based, customer focused.


Herbert's son, Roy, began working full-time for the business. Roy quickly became a tremendous asset to the company and to the industries served by LINK.

1960 - An innovative, reliable partner providing real solutions


LINK designed and manufactured its first inertia-type brake dynamometer. This dynamometer, followed by a few more over the next several years, provided LINK the partnerships that it desperately needed with the local, thriving automotive manufacturers.

1950 - Ground-breaking techniques.


Herbert developed a technique for simultaneously machining both flutes of a center drill cutting tool. This launched LINK’s involvement into the cutting tool industry and led to the establishment of Link Industries in Indian River, MI which is still in operation today.

1940 - Laying the foundation for a legacy of quality.


The business was again relocated to its first stand-alone facility on Elmira Street in Detroit. The company continued to expand and acquired United Electric Company form General Motors, providing an entry to the electric motor repair business. During the 1940s and 50s, LINK's spring testers sales started to sky rocket.

1936 - Setting a standard for innovation


Herbert acquired a patent for spring testing devices. He then relocated the business to a storefront near the Fisher Building, in Detroit.

1935 - The beginning of something great.


Herbert established Link Engineering Company in his basement - focusing on tap wrenches and edge finders.

1927 - Building a legacy


Herbert moved to Detroit, MI to take part in the thriving automotive industry. During this time he refined his skills in the art of machine building.

1926 - A new start.


Herbert Wolfgang Emil Link moved from Germany to St. Louis, MO, where he worked as a tool and die maker.