Welcome to Cartwright Group.

We are the one of the UK’s leading trailer, commercial vehicle body and conversion manufacturers, offering the largest, most diverse range of products available in the UK market today. 

Our head office is based on a 38-acre site in Altrincham, Cheshire where we design and manufacture for a wide range of clients - from small, independent businesses to multinationals.

Testament to Cartwright’s build quality, forward-thinking approach and trusted support services are our extraordinary customer relationships that span back over six decades.

In recent years we have rolled out a full range of services including rentals, finance, conversions and fleet services and have become a truly one-stop-shop for the full life service of our vehicles.
We have the ability to offer a fully bespoke trailer design and build service, manufacturing a tailored vehicle based entirely upon your exact specifications through direct consultation with our experts.

Cartwright products are the result of generations of development culminating in long-lasting, highly efficient and reliable equipment. Our designs and processes are constantly evolving as we discover new cost-saving solutions for you, including our acclaimed aerodynamic and fuel efficiency features.

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 build new machine carrier for JMC Scotland

15th August 2018

Leading trailer and commercial vehicle body builder Cartwright has built a new machine carrier trailer for JMC Scotland. As Scotland’s leading provider of powered access platforms, JMC depends on high quality machine carriers for their operation to carry a wide range of plant equipment, tele-handlers, construction site machines and high access equipment across the UK. […]

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Malcolm Logistics order 41 Class A Swap bodies from Cartwright Group

8th August 2018

Malcolm Logistics, a Division of the Malcolm Group, arguably the UK’s leading independent provider of third party logistics services, has ordered 41 Class A swap bodies from trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturers Cartwright. This unique design is a higher rated swap body than normal and runs at a gross weight of 34,500 kilos with […]

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A-One Feed Supplements choose Cartwright again

1st August 2018

A-ONE Feed Supplements Ltd, specialists in providing products and services to the livestock industry, has chosen Cartwright again for its additional trailer requirements. The Thirsk, North Yorkshire based company, now part of the Devenish Group was founded in 1975 as a premium supplier of feeds and supplements for piglets, game and ruminants in the UK […]

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First order for Cartwright GSE comes off the production line

19th July 2018

The vehicle is based on an Iveco Eurocargo 18 tonne chassis, the scissor lift vehicle is designed to lift cleaning crews to aircraft doors up to a height of 6 metres. The vehicle was handed over to CCS Services at Manchester Airport to transport cleaning teams onto aircraft on the tarmac to clean the cabins […]

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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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