United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Altrincham, Aldridge, Leeds, Glasgow and other locations
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.20 - Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers

410 - 420 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
22 September 2020
Foreseen end date


Cartwright Group, the British commercial trailers manufacturer, trailer rental and fleet services provider entered administration with a loss of 420 jobs at sites across the UK. Some parts of the Cartwright Group were acquired out of administration, saving 325 jobs, which were transferred to new owners.

The joint administrator said the Group was 'heavily impacted' by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the manufacturing sites closed for several months earlier this year. While the administrators were 'pleased' to have avoided the closure of the Group, they added that the redundancies were regrettable.

The Cartwright Group was founded in 1952 and manufactured commercial trailers. Its head office was in Altrincham, with depots in Leeds and Aldridge in England and Glasgow in Scotland.



Eurofound (2020), Cartwright Group, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 102037, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102037.