About Us

Our History

Samuel James Engineering was established in 1993 and has been a Unipart Rail company since 2017. It is recognised as a well respected player in the specialised discipline of high quality electrical control panels and switchboards, and its capabilities fit perfectly with Unipart Rail’s own market-leading signalling and control location case and REB manufacture.

At Samuel James we provide superior engineering capability within the power sector (E&P) for the rail industry. Our trusted engineers deliver a fully integrated solution to our rail partners from initial concept and design, to testing, certification, manufacture and on site commissioning and repairs.

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Our purpose built design and manufacturing facility in Coventry is complemented by the other Unipart companies, and it is the strength of the Unipart Group that enables us to deliver the latest advances in digital and manufacturing expertise. Using state of the art design software and tools, we offer a bespoke solution whilst utilising the frameworks provided by the client which meet their specifications, industry regulations and approval requirements.

Part of The Unipart Rail Group of Companies

Samuel James Engineering is a Unipart Rail Company which is part of the Unipart Group. The rail division addresses the challenges of the industry across the asset life cycle. 

We work collaboratively with our partners to deliver technology and supply chain solutions that improve performance, reduce risk and optimise cost.

We take a holistic approach to rail and work across infrastructure, signalling and rolling stock. We work with the full portfolio of rail customers including Operators, ROSCOs, Infrastructure Owners and Contractors.

Working with the best

We want to ensure that our business meets the needs of our customers. For over 15 years we have been working with, and acquiring companies that are the best at what they do – and which complement the wider Unipart Rail capabilities and solutions.

Unipart Rail

Unipart Rail addresses the challenges of the rail industry across the asset lifecycle by working collaboratively with our partners to deliver technology and supply chain solutions that improve performance, reduce risk
and optimise cost.

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Unipart Dorman

Unipart Dorman is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative Rail and Road products, with extensive product ranges available throughout the UK and around the world.

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Park Signalling

Park Signalling is a specialist in innovative design and product development to enhance service life of train control systems and equipment.

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Instrumentel’s condition-based monitoring rail products are being increasingly adopted by rail operators and maintainers to deliver efficiency and maintenance savings.

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Westcode UK is a leading supplier of rail vehicle equipment specialising in air supply, door systems, pneumatic control, and actuation.

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Comms Design

Comms Design is a high-tech design and manufacturing organisation specialising in low cost signalling and communication equipment for the rail industry.

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Careers at Samuel James Engineering

At Samuel James Engineering, we pride ourselves in meeting and exceeding customer requirements

by delivering a comprehensive portfolio of products, services and solutions for the rail industry.

This isn’t done by magic. It is achieved through our highly trained, motivated, passionate employees who are dedicated

to transforming our business through innovative services, technologies and solutions.

Best in Class

Our People

Our Values