February 05, 2015

Wabtec acquires US signalling contractor

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WABTEC announced on February 4 that it has acquired US signalling contractor Railroad Controls from its parent company RCL Services Group for an undisclosed sum.

Based in Benbrook, Texas, Railroad Controls employs around 500 staff and specialises in signalling construction services, including the installation of level crossings, interlockings, and Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment.

"In recent years we have expanded our presence in signal design, engineering, project management and construction through organic growth initiatives and the acquisitions of Xorail and C2CE," says Wabtec president and CEO Mr Raymond Betler. "Railroad Controls further strengthens our turnkey capabilities in this key market segment and provides technical expertise that complements our existing electronics, signalling and train control offerings."

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