Attended by over 1,600 transport industry professionals and hosted by actor and comedian Omid Djalili, the Motor Transport Awards celebrates, recognises and rewards excellence in road freight transport. Held at the elegant Grosvenor House Hotel in London it is regarded as a premier event in the transport industry.
Judges praised the trailer manufacturer and commercial vehicle body for delivering a ground-breaking solution: a low height double deck fridge which temperature-controlled distribution specialists, described as a ‘game-changer’.
An industry first, the new reduced height fridge trailer has an overall height of 4650mm with two decks of 1830mm – 200mm lower than a standard double deck trailer. It is a true engineering feat and one which can save up to three to four per cent in fuel savings whilst not compromising on structural integrity or practicality. An additional benefit is that the height of this trailer also allows it to operate in the Republic of Ireland and other height restricted applications
Built at Cartwright’s factory in Altrincham, this new addition to the company’s product portfolio, serves as a perfect example of Cartwright’s innovation and engineering expertise for which the company is renowned and has been at its very foundation over the past 67 years.
Mark Cartwright, Cartwright’s Group Managing Director commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the Motor Transport Technical Excellence Award and be recognised by the industry in this way.
“It is a tremendous achievement and one which is testimony to all the skill and dedication of our engineering team.”
This latest award is the second to be won by Cartwright in as many weeks for its manufacturing expertise. Last month Cartwright won the national Made in the UK Manufacturer of the Year (over £25m) award.