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.


Dixons Carphone PLC places major orders with Cartwright Group for box vans and curtainsiders

2nd July 2018

Dixons Carphone, Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, has recently ordered 40 box vans and 30 curtainsiders from the Cartwright Group. The box vans are all straight frame tandem trailers with a Palfinger retractable tailift.  The curtainsiders also come with a tailift.  The box van trailers will be operated by Dixons […]

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Cartwright Supplies PTS Vehicles to E-Zec Medical in Major Contract Win

27th June 2018

Cartwright Conversions has delivered the final ambulances to E-zec Medical in a deal with the private ambulance company to supply more than 100 patient transport vehicles. The Yorkshire-based company specialises in vehicle conversions for the healthcare industry including frontline ambulances, patient transport service (PTS) vehicles and wheelchair accessible vehicles. E-zec Medical is one of the […]

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Cartwright Group open applications for award-winning apprenticeship scheme

21st June 2018

Cartwright Group has launched its latest drive to recruit more manufacturing talent for their multi award-winning apprenticeship scheme. The group, based in Altrincham, celebrated its largest intake of apprentices last year as the scheme has established itself as a popular option for young adults looking to learn a trade. Launched in 2012, the scheme was the […]

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Amari Metals Choose Cartwright Curtainsiders with Pillarless Design for Improved Safety

5th June 2018

Amari Metals has placed an order for 4 Cartwright tri-axle curtainsiders to add to their existing fleet. Looking to improve the health and safety features of their trailers, Cartwright had recommended using the Cartwright clear span roof design with 4.2 metre pillarless construction for ease of loading. Using the new design has a number of […]

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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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