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.

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 Launches New Asset Finance Division as Growth Continues

19th September 2017

Rapidly expanding Cartwright has announced the launch of Cartwright Finance. The new division is in direct response to the continued growth of the company with customers increasingly seeking flexible finance options across all the company’s diverse range of products and services. Cartwright Finance Managing Director John Egerton commented that the company’s new dedicated finance arm […]

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New Cartwright Customer Wren Kitchens Place Major Order for Curtainsiders and Box Vans

7th September 2017

Leading kitchen retail specialist Wren Kitchens has recently ordered 54 tri-axle curtainsiders and 10 box vans from Cartwright to service its network of 61 store showrooms across the UK. Based in Barton-upon-Humber in North Lincolnshire, and a new customer to Cartwright, Wren Kitchens is a privately owned British designer, bespoke manufacturer and retailer of kitchens […]

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Take a look inside Cartwright’s in-house paint facility

30th August 2017

Investment in the in-house paint facility has been the next step in Cartwright’s promise to deliver the best quality product for our customers. The main objectives for the renewal were: to improve surface-treatment quality, to improve production efficiency and to improve safety for our workers, and with the equipment in use now since May of […]

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Cartwright invests £1.8 million in new refrigeration technology plant at Altrincham Head Office

18th July 2017

Cartwright has invested £1.8 million in a new refrigeration technology plant to serve growing demand for temperature controlled vehicles. The company, one of the UK’s leading commercial vehicle body, trailer and conversion manufacturers, aims to expand into this market further in the coming years. Drawing on its unrivalled expertise in finding innovative engineering solutions, it […]

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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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