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.

Lawrence Todd Cartwright Fleet Services

CFS Earns Surprise Gold Star from Satisfied Customer

15th February 2018

Consistently high service levels have earned (CFS) Cartwright Fleet Services a surprise accolade from a satisfied customer. Goldstar Transport Ltd, which is based in Felixstowe, Suffolk, and which specialises in a range of services including European services, hazardous cargo and container haulage, wrote to CFS after naming it as its ‘Supplier of the Year’. In […]

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Cartwright range of wheelchair accessible vehicles directly for disabled motorists and passengers.

Cartwright Conversions gains approval from the Motability Scheme

5th February 2018

Cartwright Conversions is expanding into the consumer market for the first time to sell a range of wheelchair accessible vehicles directly to disabled motorists and passengers. Popular in the business to business market for welfare and police vehicles, including a wide range of ambulances, the company have now created a new range of conversions for […]

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Cartwright Group sponsors ambitious design and engineering project

Cartwright Group sponsors ambitious design and engineering project

1st February 2018

A group of talented sixth formers from Altrincham Grammar School for Boys who received a helping hand from the leading trailer manufacturing group Cartwright have won a regional competition to design a radio controlled 4 x 4 vehicle. The six students, who collectively call themselves ‘The Mancunian Way’, designed the vehicle to complete a specially […]

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FTA Awards – Most Innovative Product of the Year.  Pictured from left to right: Alistair McGowan, Lionel Curtis (Technical Director - Cartwright Group), Jonathan Stevens (Head of Dispute Resolution - asb law LLP) and David Wells (Chief Executive – FTA).

Cartwright Group Scoops Product Innovation Award in Prestigious Industry Awards

9th January 2018

Cartwright Group is celebrating success after winning the ‘Most Innovative Product of the Year’ Award for its Streetwise urban delivery range at the first ever FTA Logistics Awards. Quality and innovation have always been hallmarks of the Group’s offering, but none better demonstrates this than its new Streetwise semi-trailer which judges described as a ‘class […]

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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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