L.B. Foster Company,a global solutions provider of products and services for the rail and infrastructure markets, acquired Skratch Enterprises Ltd., a Telford, UK-based digital solutions specialty company, and Intelligent Video Ltd. of Leamington Spa, UK.

L.B. Foster designs, develops, manufactures, and installs a range of mobile, wireless, and digital customer information signage systems for use in railway stations and airports. Skratch brings advanced digital display technology and capabilities to L.B. Foster that can be leveraged in both the rail space and adjacent retail markets.

Skratch has established a unique market position, offering a single-point supply solution model for clients, and enabling large scale deployments. Its service offerings include design, prototyping and proof of concept, hardware & software, logistics and warehousing, installation, maintenance, Content Management and managed monitoring. The single-point solution model provides a streamlined project delivery methodology that reduces complexity for the end user.

L.B. Foster has collaborated with Skratch on digital solutions for the retail sector in the past, including the first digital signage application using British Sign Language interpreters in ASDA superstores, a British supermarket chain.