Panasonic Europe has acquired Alan Dick Communications, a leading UK technology integration specialist which provides end-to-end telecoms-based services to the transportation and mobile telecoms sectors. Alan Dick Communications (which includes IPS, AIB, and Rail Order), which will now trade as ADComms.
Panasonic’s acquisition of ADComms is part of a strategic expansion in the rail market, incorporating London Underground and other light metro infrastructure. The acquisition also represents part of Panasonic’s commitment to the digitisation of transport, as well as their plan to provide turnkey solutions including connectivity, hardware, and software alongside engineering services.
ADComms and Panasonic previously partnered in July 2015 to provide trackside trespass warning systems for the UK railway network, using Panasonic’s security cameras and analytics software. The partnership promises further innovative solutions to support the digitisation of the railway industry.
The current ADComms management team will continue to lead the business, and ADComms will operate as a stand-alone business with its own brand.