Wabtec acquire Collins Aerospace’s ARINC Rail Solutions

Wabtec acquired Collins Aerospace’s ARINC rail solutions business segment to extend their rail optimisation portfolio.

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Wabtec Corporation has acquired Collins Aerospace’s ARINC rail solutions business segment, a provider of intelligence-based rail dispatch and back-office solutions. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“ARINC’s rail solutions systems, coupled with Wabtec’s digital and electronics portfolio, will accelerate the industry’s journey of rail optimisation,” Nalin Jain, President of Digital Electronics business for Wabtec, said. “Our combined technologies will optimise the rail network and deliver a rail ecosystem with increased productivity, efficiency and safety.”

ARINC’s rail solutions business supports transit, regional, inter-city, commuter, subway, and light rail systems across the United States and Canada. This includes dispatch and back-office capabilities with fully integrated train control and Positive Train Control (PTC), control centre integration and customer information systems, as well as cybersecurity and life-cycle management solutions. ARINC’s RailwayNet product provides connectivity to the Interoperable Train Control (ITC) Federated Network that supports PTC messaging, including full message functionality, back-office, and operations centre services, system monitoring, and support. 

Wabtec has been a leader in the rail industry for over 150 years and has a vision to achieve a zero-emission rail system in the U.S. and worldwide. This transaction will further Wabtec’s unparalleled digital and electronics portfolio, and help drive increased productivity, safety, and efficiency across the global rail network. The company is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for the freight and transit rail industries, as well as the mining, marine and industrial markets.

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