The 2016 edition of the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham this week has seen a surprise trailer industry announcement.
According to Transport News Brief, the Cartwright Group and Transdek UK have entered into a licensing deal connecting the two double-deck trailer specialists.
“Transdek UK, a designer and manufacturer of double-deck semi-trailers and loading bay equipment, has joined with Cartwright, a bodybuilder and trailer maker which has been diversifying after a period of growth,” Transport News Brief reported.
The agreement is understood to be confined to fixed-deck double-deck trailers (not including those with moveable second decks) and to include design, manufacturing, sales and marketing.
Cartwright Group Managing Director, Mark Cartwright, told Transport News Brief, “This new venture is very exciting for both Cartwright and Transdek, and creates a partnership which will maximise the complementary skills of both organisations.
“Transdek UK’s innovative flair will combine with Cartwright’s manufacturing scale to form a winning formula which will have a major impact on the industry.'