Cartwright announces expansion plans

UK-based OEM, Cartwright Group, has announced the acquisition of a 26 acre site in North Lincolnshire to create a new base for Cartwright Conversions.

Led by Group Managing Director, Mark Cartwright, Cartwright Group currently build trailers and commercial vehicle bodies at its 38 acre site in Altrincham and Cartwright Conversions operates from Doncaster. The Group which includes S Cartwright & Sons (Coachbuilders), Cartwright Rentals, Cartwright Fleet Services and Cartwright Finance has increased turnover from €99 million to €166.9 million over the last four years and predicts almost €189 in 2018/19.

As part of its continued UK expansion campaign, 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.

Cartwright Conversions was launched in 2016, and, according to the Group, is going from strength to strength under Commercial and Operations Director Steve Shaw and his team. The business produces a wide range of specialised vehicles including ambulances, mobility, welfare, police and security vehicles for a range of clients, including the NHS, UK police forces and highways maintenance companies.

To support the continued success and growth of Cartwright Conversions, Mark Cartwright approved this major 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.

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