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 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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Cartwright Expands its Award Winning Apprenticeship Scheme

16th June 2017

An apprenticeship scheme launched by Cartwright in 2012 to teach young recruits every area of the trailer manufacturing process has proven so successful the company is now rolling it out to other areas of the business. The company is actively apprentices to fill a series of roles on the design team in the engineering office […]

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Cartwright Quality ‘Best Ever’ says South Wales Bakery Company

5th June 2017

Brace’s Bakery has just added a quantity of Cartwright trailers to its vehicle fleet, praising Cartwright quality as ‘the best we have ever had’. The family-owned business, which is based in Crumlin, Newport, was established over 115 years ago and is now in its fourth generation.  It has expanded from a small local supplier to […]

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Aspray 24 choose Cartwright trailers once again

30th May 2017

West Midlands-based Aspray 24, the delivery, logistics and international operator, has again ordered another large number of rigid vehicle curtain sided bodies from Cartwright. The company, which has 14 depots strategically placed across the UK, has its head office and main hub based in Willenhall, West Midlands.  Next day delivery is at the very core […]

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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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