WesCom Group acquires PW Defence Ltd

World-leading emergency distress signal manufacturer WesCom has expanded its presence in the defence sector by acquiring UK-based defence signalling manufacturer, PW Defence Ltd. (PWD) effective from today (1 February 2021).

The acquisition will enable WesCom to expand its defence product portfolio and international sales network, whilst benefitting from new manufacturing and testing facilities.

WesCom, which is headquartered in Havant, Hampshire, has a long history in the defence market and is the supplier of choice for specialist pyrotechnic signalling & illumination, training & simulation and obstacle clearance products. PW Defence, which is based in Draycott, Derbyshire, has a similar heritage and respected product range, with the addition of security products, and so is a natural fit.

WesCom Chief Executive Officer, Ross Wilkinson, says, “This acquisition accomplishes a significant step forward in the strategy to expand our footprint within the global defence sector. It will enable the business to offer a much wider product portfolio to an expanded customer base.

“The purchase of PW Defence will allow us to further enhance our operational capability with a UK-based, high-class manufacturing and testing facility.”

For further information about WesCom, please visit www.wescomsignal.com.