Westbase. a distributor of specialist networking solutions, has acquired a majority share in MS (Distribution) UK Limited, expanding its operations in the wireless market. Specialising in wide and local area wireless networking solutions, MS Distribution is the largest UK Ubiquiti Networks distributor as well as representing other brands in this area.
This move follows Westbase Group’s recent acquisition of Control Limited, specialists in automotive, fleet and IoT software development, and will see MS Distribution working alongside other group companies, Westbase Technology and Westbase Technology Solutions. Westbase three global cellular wide area wireless technologies vendors; Cradlepoint, Sierra Wireless and Digi International.
MS Distribution will continue to operate independently under its current senior management team, while using the extended Westbase Group resources and teams. Primarily selling into Wireless Internet Service Providers today, the company will continue with this focus but will also use the alliance to expand its footprint in the Enterprise market.
“Joining the Westbase Group will dramatically expand our capabilities across technical, marketing and sales by providing us with access to its teams,” said Ian Bushrod at MS Distribution, “While the companies within the group will continue to operate on a relatively independent basis, we still expect the relationship to enable us to deliver into new projects and customers – especially in the Enterprise space.”
“The addition of MS Distribution to the Westbase Group allows us to expand our wireless market operations as their focus on wide and local area networking technologies directly complements the Group’s current portfolio,” said Sacha Kakad, Managing Director of the Westbase Group, “Their channel focus and market approach is very similar to our other businesses.”