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 Unveils Game-Changing Insuliner Trailers for Northwards Ltd

14th November 2017

Cartwright engineers believe its new cutting edge Insuliner is ‘best in class’. Cartwright has created what it believes to be the most advanced Insuliner trailer for Scottish customer Northwards Ltd and is confident that its innovative design will become the new standard. Northwards are an established freight, distribution and transport operator serving the north of […]

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Cartwright Welcomes New Apprentices: Two New Apprenticeship Programmes Launched for 2017 to secure all important skill sets

9th November 2017

Cartwright has welcomed a total of 33 new apprentices in its latest intake to make it one of the largest influxes of new recruits since the award-winning apprenticeship programme was launched in 2012. For the first time the new intake comprises a mix of disciplines including 24 apprentices who will be joining the company’s existing […]

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Cartwright Group Acquires Emtek Services Ltd

12th October 2017

The Cartwright Group has acquired leading aircraft ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturer Emtek Services Ltd in the latest step in the expansion of Cartwright, a leading trailer manufacturer and vehicle conversion specialist. With its 65-year pedigree of engineering excellence and innovation, Cartwright is well-placed to develop the Emtek brand. Emtek Services has been manufacturing equipment […]

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Cartwright Group Makes Its Debut in Sunday Times Top Track 250

9th October 2017

Cartwright, the leading UK body and trailer manufacturer and services group, has been placed at number 200 in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table of Britain’s fastest growing private mid-market companies having been tipped as a top 10 company to watch last year. It is a tremendous accolade for the Company, which is […]

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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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