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 Conversions Achieves Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier Status

19th January 2018

Cartwright Conversions has joined the ranks of a select few companies in the UK that are formally approved by Ford to convert its famous Transit van. It has achieved the status of Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier which allows it to show conversions in Ford dealerships up and down the country. Only a handful of converters […]

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Fowler Welch Orders Dual Temp Fridge Trailers From Cartwright

16th January 2018

  Fowler Welch has recently placed its first dual temp refrigerated ATP trailer order with Cartwright. Employing more than 1,500 people, Fowler Welch is the UK’s leading choice in cost-effective, innovative and effective supply chain solutions for ambient and temperature controlled produce. The ATP rated 13.6 metre straight frame tri-axle, semi-trailers have 26 pallet specification […]

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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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Cartwright Fleet Services Acquires Kerr & Smith’s Glasgow Iveco Dealership

15th November 2017

CFS (Cartwright Fleet Services) are delighted to announce the acquisition of Kerr & Smith (Iveco Dealer Glasgow). The acquisition forms part of the strategic development of Cartwright Fleet Services into the vehicle leasing and contract hire market. Now managing over 12,000 assets with 5 owned workshops/dealers, 50 mobile technicians and a partner network of 125 service […]

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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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