Cartwright Group announces expansion plans

Cartwright Group has announced the acquisition of a 26-acre site in north Lincolnshire to create a new flagship base for Cartwright Conversions Ltd.

Led by Group MD Mark Cartwright, Cartwright Group build trailers and commercial vehicle bodies at its 38-acre site in Altrincham and Cartwright Conversions operates from Doncaster.

Established in 1952 Cartwright Group employs a workforce of over 1,000 skilled and trained staff who design, engineer and build a range of high quality trailers and rigid bodied vehicles on the market. Its customers include UK companies such as Royal Mail, Argos, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

As part of its continued UK expansion programme, Cartwright Group intends to relocate Cartwright Conversions to the new site at Belton and expects to increase the number of jobs from 72 to around 250 over the next 18 months.

Mark Cartwright approved this investment to purchase the former Belton Brickworks and adjoining land to create a flagship base and relocate the Cartwright Conversions business to the new premises.

A planning application for the demolition, redevelopment, and extension of the site has been submitted and, subject to planning, Cartwright Group will commence work on site later this year with the aim of Cartwright Conversions being fully operational in the new facility in spring 2019.

Rob Waltham, leader, north Lincolnshire Council, said, ‘Attracting new investment and jobs to north Lincolnshire is a key priority for the council. We actively work with businesses to encourage new start-ups, expansions and relocations. I have met with the company and their plans are impressive.’