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 hold this qualification in the UK. Showing that Ford is satisfied that a converter builds to Ford’s high standards, the award opens up new business opportunities and is highly coveted.
Steve Shaw, Commercial and Operations Director, Cartwright Conversions, said:
“We are delighted to have achieved Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier status. The Ford Transit is an iconic vehicle that is relied upon by thousands of businesses and is also extremely versatile, making it ideal for conversions. We are looking forward to a long and productive relationship with Ford.”
While there are two mobility conversions – a Ford Transit Minibus and a Ford Transit Custom – the relationship with Ford extends right across Cartwright Conversions’ product range. The company recently supplied Lincolnshire Police with ten new modified Ford Kuga patrol vehicles to help officers tackle rural crime, including hare-coursing. Mr Shaw was presented with the QVM certificate by Ford’s Chief Program Engineer for Special Commercial Vehicles, Simon Robinson, at Ford’s Technical Centre in Essex. Part of the expanding Cartwright Group, Doncaster-based Cartwright Conversions has built up an impressive portfolio that includes emergency service vehicles, mobility vehicles, welfare vans and racking.