Unipart targets digital transformation with new MD at Unipart Rail

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Neil Walker has been appointed as managing director at Unipart Rail and Unipart Manufacturing Group.

The logistics consultancy has hired Neil Walker as its new managing director for Rail and Manufacturing.

Walker joins from MTR Corporation, where he was business development associate.

He has previous experience in the development and management of novel rail and transportation programmes.

On his appointment he said: “Unipart has been at the forefront of corporate sustainability, and often, the most important corporate innovations.

“I look forward to leading and growing the Rail and Manufacturing businesses in doing their part to develop the company whilst driving Unipart’s digital transformation to a technology led company.”

John Neill, CEO and chairman at Unipart added: “Neil’s appointment represents our ongoing commitments to the growth of our Rail and Manufacturing businesses. Supporting the transportation infrastructure with safe, reliable and resilient service has never been more important than it is today.

“Increasingly, the transport industry is adopting a wide range of digital technologies often referred to as ‘Industry 4.0’, and these are delivering innovative products and services through the use of automation, machine learning and data analytics. Unipart Rail and Manufacturing will be well positioned to play a leading role in providing our growing and extensive range of digital products and capabilities to our customers.”

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