Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Limited (KBRS) recently acquired the rail vehicle component and overhaul business of Railcare and formed a new company called Knorr-Bremse RailServices (UK) Limited.

The new acquisition sees KBRS, part of the global Knorr-Bremse Group, taking over the former Railcare operational sites at both Springburn in Glasgow and at Wolverton near Milton Keynes.

This week Knorr-Bremse RailServices has started a recruitment campaign for a variety of positions at both its Springburn and Wolverton facilities, in line with its plans for expansion to grow the business and better serve the needs of UK train operators.

Hanna Hammond Human Resources Director of Knorr-Bremse in the UK commented, "Knorr-Bremse RailServices currently has some two hundred employees with, between them, a huge amount of skill and experience in major train maintenance, overhaul and upgrade projects. We are building on that team by seeking to recruit a variety of people who can further enhance and strengthen the RailServices proposition. We want to create a business that can offer customers an unrivalled level of service and expertise in this area of rail operations."

The new company has joined the three other established Knorr-Bremse Rail Group operations in the UK. Located at Melksham in Wiltshire is the UK engineering and manufacturing headquarters, at nearby Corsham is a satellite precision machining operation and at Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire, Knorr-Bremse operates a specialist rail HVAC facility.