The businesses, which supply a range of air supply equipment and door systems, will continue to trade as Westcode Incorporated and Westcode UK under the Unipart Rail brand.

British-based Unipart Rail is a specialist provider of technology and supply chain solutions with expertise in infrastructure, signalling and traction and rolling stock products.

Unipart Rail says the acquisition of both the British and US Westcode businesses supports its growth and acquisition strategy in targeting both overseas markets and customers through companies which complement the current products and service portfolio.

Unipart Rail North America managing director, Mr George Tillier, will manage the US operation while Unipart Rail managing director Mr Graham Jackson will lead the British branch of the business.