Welcome to The Cartwright Group.

The Cartwright Group is one of the UK’s leading commercial vehicle body, trailer and conversion manufacturers, offering the largest, most diverse and innovative range of products available in the UK market today. The privately owned family business has been in operation since 1952 with a completely self-sufficient manufacturing plant based on a purpose built, 38-acre site in Altrincham, Cheshire. Cartwright offers a complete solution from manufacturing to your exact specification to financing, maintenance and fleet management.

The Cartwright Group are proud to have been featured in the Sunday Times Top Track 250, 2017

Better. Built in Britain.

The UK commercial vehicle industry is the most challenging, competitive, regulated and legislated in the world. With health and safety, emissions, social and environmental responsibilities high on the agenda of the UK government’s policy committees, the industry has had to adapt and conform many times over the years. These challenges will continue and UK operators will have to adapt and react even more quickly than in the past, and that’s where we come into our own.

One of the key ways to help our customers overcome these challenges is to be innovative and this is one of the major strands that make up the DNA of the Cartwright Group. The foundation of our business is based on British innovation, British engineering, British creativity, design and state of the art manufacturing at our purpose built facilities in Altrincham. We are a British company through and through and quite rightly, very proud of it. We actively encourage and promote home-grown talent within our business, providing industry leading apprenticeship schemes, training programmes and career opportunities for all our staff.


Cartwright Group- Technical excellence

TC Trailers to sell Cartwright products throughout Republic of Ireland

3rd April 2018

One of Ireland’s most trusted trailer import and distribution companies, TC Trailers, are pleased to welcome the full range of Cartwright products to their portfolio for sale throughout the Republic of Ireland. Based in Lusk near Dublin, TC Trailers are a family run business that specialise in haulage trailers from leading European trailer manufacturers. As […]

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Cartwright Delivers a Vision Express for the Future

13th March 2018

The Cartwright Group is helping Vision Express to take their business on the road with a revolutionary new trailer that has been designed and built to be a mobile eye testing facility.   The trailer was officially handed over to Vision Express on Monday, at the start of a national week of activities to raise […]

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Award-winning employer Cartwright to take on up to 30 apprentices

12th March 2018

Cartwright will shortly be launching its latest recruitment drive to offer another 30 young people the chance to train on its award-winning apprenticeship scheme. One of the UK’s leading manufacturer of trailers, the company has a reputation for innovation and designs and builds all vehicles at its 38-acre base in Altrincham. Apprentices learn about all […]

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Cartwright Group to showcase innovative range of products at this years Commercial Vehicle Show

6th March 2018

Cartwright Group will be showcasing the latest designs of their comprehensive product range and innovative new build vehicles in Hall 3 on stand 3A90 at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, taking place between the 24-26 April at Birmingham NEC. Improved fuel consumption, urban delivery solutions and increased capacity are themes which will feature highly in […]

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Lionel Curtis

Technical Director

Everyone's role is integral to the rest of the build process. Even the smallest detail is examined all the way through. It helps keep our quality so consistent. "

Carl Dee

CB1 Supervisor

I love working here, the sense of pride when a vehicle I helped build passes me on the road can't be beaten. "

Dr Peter Twigg

Manchester Metropolitan University

" Working with one of the largest trailer manufacturers in the country to provide innovative aerodynamic solutions allows our students to experience a real commercial setting and let them use the knowledge they have acquired during their studies. "

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