Cartwright Conversions has achieved official Ford converter status for two of its mid-sized wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) from its popular mobility range.
The converter has been part of Ford’s Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program since 2017 and already has approval for its Ford Transit welfare vehicle.
A place on the QVM program shows that a vehicle converter can build to Ford’s high manufacturing standards and maintain consistent engineering and quality control. Only a handful of converters hold this position in the UK.
The latest vehicles to be assessed by Ford are rear passenger wheelchair accessible vehicles built on the high-roof Transit Custom and the lowered floor Tourneo Custom.
Cartwright launched its range of mobility vehicles into the retail market in 2017 and continues to grow in popularity as an approved provider of WAVs and vehicle adaptations on the Government-backed Motability Scheme.
The high-roof Ford Transit Custom is Cartwright’s best-selling WAV with a fully automatic fixed platform lift and four-point wheelchair restraints. The Tourneo Custom has a lowered floor and a manual folding ramp.
Cartwright’s range of Ford-approved conversions are guaranteed in line with the manufacturer’s warranty on the base vehicle.
Led by Managing Director Steve Shaw, the converter is to expand into new purpose-built premises in Belton, North East Lincolnshire. Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment and extension of the 28 acre site.
It is expected that the number of jobs will increase from 72 to 250 over the coming months.
Cartwright Conversions produces a number of specialised vehicles including ambulances, patient transport, police and security, welfare and other bespoke conversions such as mobile bank branches and optometrist vehicles.
Find out more about Cartwright's range of wheelchair accessible vehicles on their dedicated site for mobility: www.cartwrightmobility.co.uk