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80 curtainsider trailers for CM Downton distribution from Cartwright Group commercial vehicle trailers

Manchester-based the Cartwright Group has won a further major order for additional 80 curtainsider trailers from distribution specialist CM Downton.

Downton, which has built a partnership over seven years with Cartwrights, has developed a strong presence in the FMCG market and has also become one of the country’s largest distributors of magazines. It today delivers over 450 titles accounting for over 70 per cent of publications on news shelves including the likes of IPC, Comag, Nat Mags, Conde Nast, Marketforce, as well as supplements for News International.

The company’s growth in recent years required a trailer partner that could meet the flexibility required to meet the fluctuating demands of its customer base which had developed over the past decade into key vertical markets and had taken the company from a regional to a national player.

Managing Director Andrew Downton recently described Cartwrights as a ‘trailer management solutions’ company rather than simply a body and trailer manufacturer.

"In our view they are very good engineers who care passionately about their product. It was very important to our business that they could provide the flexibility we required as well as a competitively priced product to our bespoke requirements," he said. "They also offer competitive financial packages and good leasing rates.

The new trailers feature clearspan bodywork and Cartwright’s ‘Cheetah S ‘ front spoiler and rear aerodynamic roof scoop.

"Along with the Trailer Rental service they offer, I don’t believe that there is a single source trailer provider in the marketplace that can provide everything the Cartwrights do. They offer a total trailer management solution," he said.

Steven Cartwright, Director of the Cartwright Group, added: "We are delighted by this additional order from Downton. They are a highly successful operation and we share many values in our businesses for service and quality. It is a model relationship."

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