Welcome to Cartwright Group.

We are UK’s leading trailer, commercial vehicle body and conversion manufacturer, offering the largest, most diverse range of products available in the UK market today. 

Our head office is based on a 38-acre site in Altrincham, Cheshire where we design and manufacture for a wide range of clients - from small, independent businesses to multinationals.

Testament to Cartwright’s build quality, forward-thinking approach and trusted support services are our extraordinary customer relationships that span back over six decades.

In recent years we have rolled out a full range of services including rentals, finance, conversions and fleet services and have become a truly one-stop-shop for the full life service of our vehicles.
We have the ability to offer a fully bespoke trailer design and build service, manufacturing a tailored vehicle based entirely upon your exact specifications through direct consultation with our experts.

Cartwright products are the result of generations of development culminating in long-lasting, highly efficient and reliable equipment. Our designs and processes are constantly evolving as we discover new cost-saving solutions for you, including our acclaimed aerodynamic and fuel efficiency features.

The Cartwright Group are proud to have been featured in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 in both 2017 and 2018.

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.






18th March 2020

Amari Metals, the UK’s largest independent multi-metals stockholder, has once again selected Cartwright for its trailer requirements, recently adding more trailers to its fleet. The Wednesbury-based organisation, which distributes aluminium, copper, bronze and steel through its 19 service centres throughout the UK and Eire, has recently purchased nine trailers from Cartwright for a variety of […]

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FTA Group Visits Cartwright – and Praises British Manufacturer

9th March 2020

FTA Group Visits Cartwright – and Praises British Manufacturer. A recent visit to Cartwright by the FTA Northern Engineering Forum led the organiser to exclaim: “To say we don’t build anything in Britain anymore is wrong!” Phil Lloyd, Head of Engineering and Vehicle Standards Policy at FTA (the Freight Transport Association) organised the visit of […]

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Jamie Robinson- From Trainee to Head of Engineering at Cartwright

18th February 2020

Jamie Robinson has just been promoted to the position of Cartwright’s Head of Engineering – after starting his career with the company 12 years ago as a young trainee. Jamie initially joined the Cartwright Fabrications Department aged 19 and eventually progressed to a supervisory role responsible for a staff of about 40 employees. The Fabrications […]

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Cartwright Chairman Celebrates Six Decades In The Business

13th February 2020

Cartwright Chairman Peter Cartwright recently celebrated 60 years full time in the company. Staff, past employees and even some old competitors turned out at the company’s south Manchester head office for a surprise double celebration – for Peter’s 75th birthday and also to commemorate his six decades in the family business.  He was also presented […]

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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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