Cartwright Conversions has joined the ranks of a select few companies in the UK that are formally approved by Ford to convert its famous Transit van.
It has achieved the status of Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier which allows it to show conversions in Ford dealerships up and down the country.
Only a handful of converters hold this qualification in the UK.
Showing that Ford is satisfied that a converter builds to Ford’s high standards, the award opens up new business opportunities and is highly coveted.
Steve Shaw, Commercial and Operations Director, Cartwright Conversions, said: “We are delighted to have achieved Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier status. The Ford Transit is an iconic vehicle that is relied upon by thousands of businesses and is also extremely versatile.
“We look forward to a long and productive relationship converting Ford vans into bespoke vehicles such as welfare vans and emergency service vehicles for years to come.”
Ford’s Chief Program Engineer for Special Commercial Vehicles, Simon Robinson, presented the QVM certificate to Mr Shaw of Cartwright Conversions recently at Ford’s Technical Centre in the UK in Essex.
The relationship with Ford extends right across Cartwright Conversions’ product categories. There are two mobility conversions – a Ford Transit Minibus and a Ford Transit Custom – both wheelchair accessible vehicles. And there are more exciting releases planned for the future.
As one of the latest arms of Cartwright, Doncaster-based Cartwright Conversions has gone from strength to strength, building up an impressive portfolio that includes emergency service vehicles, mobility vehicles, welfare vans and racking.