Westbase Group Acquires Control Limited to Expand Software and Services Capabilities


Westbase Group Acquires Control Limited


Westbase Group, leader in cellular networking solutions, has acquired Control Limited to extend its software and services capabilities.

Able to deal with all aspects of product development from concept, to hardware and software design, to final delivery, Control has a proven track record of success and will enhance the Westbase Group’s current portfolio.




[PRESS RELEASE 18 October 2017, CALDICOT UK] Focused on automotive, fleet and IoT application development, Control to-date has seen their largest business achievement with their TLM-PRO™ cellular telemetry modem. Designed specifically for motorsport, it was developed in conjunction with race and data engineers at the highest levels of endurance racing. It is currently in use by private and manufacturer teams in championships including FIA WEC, ELMS, Blancpain Endurance Series and VLN. Its success is most clearly demonstrated by its use at the Le Mans 24 hour race this year (2017), where a significant portion of the grid used the TLM-PRO as its communications solution.

The Westbase Group, besides Control, consists of channel-focused businesses Westbase Technology and Westbase Technology Solutions. Westbase Technology is the leading UK and European distributor of 4G LTE and hybrid networking solutions, and represents the three global leaders in wide area wireless technologies; Cradlepoint, Sierra Wireless and Digi International. Westbase Technology Solutions is a leading distribution services provider.

“Bringing Control into the Westbase Group doesn’t just enable us to target new industry applications, but also extends our core competencies. Enabling us to deliver new solutions into our channel, Control development services complement those capabilities already available via our existing product portfolio,” said Sacha Kakad, Managing Director of the Westbase Group, “Control have already worked with Westbase to deliver a number of embedded applications to enable projects for our customers, including vehicle telematics integration and network monitoring for channel partners. We’re excited to see what we can achieve together now that the companies have a formal alliance and shared resources.”

The acquisition of Control also sees its founder, Nathan Sanders, become Technical Director of the Westbase Group. Sanders’ extensive technical background in financial services, defence and embedded technology means that the move brings his expertise into the group where he will be responsible for leadership of all technical requirements, while also maintaining his more central role within Control itself:

Sanders said, “The extended resources, competencies and in-depth networking knowledge of the Westbase Group will mean Control can deliver projects quicker, and allow us to be faster to market with the latest in communication innovations for our target sectors. The industry experience and long-standing reputation of the Westbase Group of companies will enhance our offering, opening up many new possibilities for Control.”


For more information about the Control acquisition, please contact us on marketing@westbase.io or +44 (0) 1291 437 567. To find out more about the embedded software services now available to Westbase channel customers, please take a look at our new overview page by following the link provided.