Jobs Saved As Divisions Of Cartwright Group Sold Off

THE Cartwright Group, one of the UK’s best known body and trailer manufacturers, has gone into administration with more than 490 jobs lost.
However, some jobs have been saved following the purchase of parts of the Altrincham based business. The commercial vehicles division of leasing and fleet management firm Zenith, based in Leeds, has acquired the fleet services, rental and finance operations of the Cartwright Group for an undisclosed sum securing 259 jobs at sites across the UK.
And in a £4.8m deal that saves 66 jobs, Sheffield based Trek Group (TN, October 2020) has bought Cartwright Conversions, based in North Lincolnshire and specialising in conversions for blue light emergency vehicles.
In the meantime, former staff at Cartwright Group who lost their jobs are pursuing legal action after alleging that it failed to properly consult them. Michael Magnay and Dan Smith from Deloitte were appointed joint administrators on 22 September.
The Iveco dealership in Baillieston, Glasgow passed to AM Phillip prior to the administration of the Cartwright Group, although Cartwright Fleet Services retains a repair capability on the site.
All Iveco truck and van sales in Scotland, together with Iveco parts distribution will be handled by Forfar headquartered AM Phillip. Sales staff from CFS in Glasgow have been transferred to AM Phillip which has five main distributor bases in Scotland at Forfar, Dundee, Broxburn, Glenrothes and Dingwall, backed by four authorised repairer outlets, in Aberdeen, Perth, Paisley and Kilmarnock.

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