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Unipart Rail acquires Westcode operations in USA and Europe

Unipart Rail has acquired Westcode, the air supply and door systems specialist that supplies rail operators in both the Europe and North America.

The two Westcode businesses – Westcode inc and Westcode UK Limited – will continue to trade under their own brands in their respective markets. Their highly technical and skilled workforce supports an extensive range of air supply equipment with expertise ranging from the design and manufacture of reliable, cost effective compressor and air dryer packages through to the supply of pressure switches and safety valves.

In addition to the air products and HVAC (heating/ventilation/air-conditioning) design and build, Westcode has expertise and knowhow with door systems and has a comprehensive range of door system products. The Westcode UK business serves both the UK and European markets.

Noel Travers, managing director of the Unipart Rail and Manufacturing Business Divisions, said: “Unipart Rail’s acquisition of Westcode is an exciting prospect for both businesses. Westcode’s business and operating culture is an excellent fit with our current propositions and markets and the target opportunities that we are looking to develop in future. I look forward to expanding Unipart Rail’s activities in the US with the teams in place.”

Unipart Rail, a leading specialist provider of technology and supply chain solutions to the rail industry, is part of the multinational Unipart Group, with headquarters in the United Kingdom and operations in more than 100 countries.

The company already owns several other businesses including  Unipart Dorman – LED signalling and indication innovators and manufacturers, Park Signalling – signalling design and consultancy specialists, Instrumentel – remote condition monitoring specialists for high performance engines and rail applications, Key Fasteners – vending and software solutions to supply and track fasteners from the manufacturer to the train, and Samuel James Engineering – suppliers of LV switchgear and control gear systems for the Rail Industry. Now Westcode has been added to that portfolio.

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