DEG Signal has been taken over by Danish consultancy and engineering group Ramboll.
The move will see all of DEG Signal’s staff remain at its Wiltshire headquarters as it becomes “the backbone” of Ramboll’s UK rail systems operations.
CEO Doug Green, who will remain as the company’s chief, said: “Having collaborated with Ramboll across a number of years, we couldn’t pick a better partner to join.
“Their expertise and resources will be a major asset for our team and we are glad to be able to offer our clients a broader suite of services to support them in their projects. We can’t wait to get started.”
Ramboll’s UK managing director Matthew Riley added that the acquisition showcases the company’s commitment to developing modern rail systems in the UK and overseas.
DEG provides consultancy and design services for both mainline rail and metro systems.
Ramboll was founded in 1945. It employs 13,000 staff and is present in the Nordics, the UK, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific with more than 300 offices in 35 countries.
Its portfolio includes work for HS2, Network Rail’s Digital Rail programme, Crossrail, as well as the role in leading the consortium that is responsible for upgrading Denmark’s entire rail signalling system.