Wabtec Acquires ARINC Rail SolutionsWritten by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Wabtec Corporation on June 16 reported its acquisition of Collins Aerospace’s ARINC rail solutions business segment, a rail dispatch and back-office system provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The move follows three recent acquisitions by Wabtec: Trimble’s Beena Vision wayside inspection system business (April 2022); New Delhi, India-based MASU’s railway friction business (January 2022); and Greenbriar Equity Group LP’s Nordco unit (March 2021).
Wabtec said the ARINC transaction will expand its digital and electronics portfolio.
ARINC’s rail solutions business supports transit, regional, intercity, commuter, subway and light rail systems across the United States and Canada. According to Wabtec, this includes “dispatch and back-office capabilities with fully integrated train control and Positive Train Control (PTC), control center 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 center services, system monitoring, and support.” The company in 2019 landed a three-year contract from NJ Transit to replace its Train Management and Control (TMAC) and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems.
“ARINC’s rail solutions systems, coupled with Wabtec’s digital and electronics portfolio, will accelerate the industry’s journey of rail optimization,” said Nalin Jain, President of Wabtec’s Digital Electronics business.