German-owned Knorr-Bremse, with a major factory in Wiltshire, has acquired Calne-based Westcode UK from Unipart Rail, strengthening its train system service business in the UK rail market.


The acquisition, valued in the “mid-single-digit million-euro range”, is said to represent an opportunity to grow Knorr-Bremse’s aftermarket business and further expand its service offering. Westcode Inc. was established in 1973 by Westinghouse Brakes to support its US customer base.


Following success in the US, Westcode UK was established in 2000 with both companies continuing to provide high quality products and services to the global rail industry.


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