Conversion market grows alongside new van registrations

Demand for van conversions is soaring as the number of vans on UK roads continues to increase with May being a record-breaking month for new registrations of light commercial vehicles.

There are now more than four-million vans on our roads, with new registrations rising 2.9% for the year running up to May and especially fast growth of 13.3% in heavy vans between 2.5- and 3.5-tonnes, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Many owners however don’t simply need new vehicles, they require ones that are customised to their specific business requirements and this is fuelling demand for quality van conversions.

David Healy, commercial director of Cartwright Conversions: “There has been a huge expansion of the van conversion market lately as businesses focus on making sure they get the best value out of their new vehicles.

“Customised racking, for instance, saves time because staff can quickly find the right tools for a job. Companies can sometimes downsize to smaller vans that are cheaper to run if a skilled converter can design a racking system that maximises storage capacity.”

The Doncaster based company offers three types of racking - steel modular racking, mobile racking and mini racking which is suitable for small vehicles such as the Peugeot Bipper. 

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