Panasonic is acquiring Alan Dick Communications, a UK technology integration company, providing end-to-end telecoms-based services to the transportation and mobile telecoms sectors.

The acquisition is part of Panasonic’s wider approach to provide turnkey solutions to its customers that include connectivity, hardware, and software, alongside engineering services, said the company.

The acquisition of Alan Dick Communications (which will trade under ADComms), which includes ADComms’ companies IPS, AIB, and Rail Order, provides it with an opportunity to expand into the rapidly-growing rail market, incorporating mainline rail, London underground and other light metro infrastructure in the UK, says Panasonic.

As part of the acquisition, ADComms will join the System Solutions division within Panasonic Business. It will continue to operate as a stand-alone business, with its own brand and with the current management team continuing to lead the business, says Panasonic.