Trailer, commercial vehicle body and conversion manufacturer Cartwright Group has acquired a 26-acre site in North Lincolnshire to create a new flagship base for Cartwright Conversions.
The company currently builds trailers and commercial vehicle bodies at its 38-acre site in Altrincham, while Cartwright Conversions operates from Doncaster.
As part of its 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.
The company has submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of the site and, subject to approval being given for the former Belton Brickworks site, work will begin on site later this year.
It is hoped the new facility will be fully operational in spring 2019.
The group, which includes S Cartwright & Sons (Coachbuilders), Cartwright Rentals, Cartwright Fleet Services and Cartwright Finance has increased turnover from £89 million to £150m over the past four years. It predicts almost £170m in 2018/2019.
Cartwright Conversions was launched in 2016 and 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.
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