Armitage trailers was founded in 1988 by Eric Armitage and his stepson, Wayne Brear, with Mrs Lynn Armitage in accounts.
To begin with we concentrated on fitting towbars to a wide variety of cars and light commercial vehicles. Many of our customers in those early days knew that Eric was trained as a mechanic and welder. They reckoned that since Eric was now "in the trade" he would be able to tell them where to buy a good, solid trailer. The question was asked so often that Eric decided it was time to to put his welding skills to use and start manufacturing small goods trailers himself.
Within a year we had developed the Pro-Tow Recovery Dolly and this put us on the trailer-building map. The Pro-Tow Recovery Dolly was taken up for sale across the country by the Indespension group and we now number the RAC and Lotus Cars' engineering division among our customers. The Pro-Tow car dolly is still a big leader in the car recovery industry and we believe it to be the best and strongest of its type in the country and still can be purchased through the Indespension group and many more trailer and recovery industry suppliers nationwide.
Armitage's was earning a very good reputation for its polite, efficient service and quality assured, reliable trailers so we had to take on more staff. Expansion has meant two moves to bigger, more convenient premises. Fortunately, we have been able to retain a place at the heart of the motorway network and our new home is just a mile north of where the M62 crosses the A1 in West Yorkshire.
Spurred on by the success of the Pro-Tow car dolly, we began to develop our range to encompass many more trailers of every shape and size; no job was too big or small. Our own-build range stretches from small camping or household refuse-type trailers to 20-foot long, 3500kg box vans, taking in almost every kind of bespoke one-off along the way, such as trailers to carry cargoes as varied as a dozen market stalls, 24 bicycles, a racing car, a workshop to repair alloy wheels and even one to carry a punt with a 10-foot-long blunderbus mounted on it!
As you will now have gathered, we offer a service where we will design and build you a trailer to your specifications, for any purpose you may have in mind, for road use and even on-site use. You provide the information and we will use our skill and expertise to manufacture a trailer to meet your needs.
Experience and expertise gained over the years has kept us abreast of all developments, including major changes in automotive electronics, and enabled us to cover any aspect of the towing and trailer industry. We can supply and fit towbars on virtually any car capable of towing and that includes grey imports, US imports and obscure and exotic models.
We have an enviable reputation as builders of towbars for motorhomes and commercial vehicles and we are towbar builders of choice to some of the biggest motorhome dealerships in the county. So competitive are our motorhome towbar prices and products, particularly our stylish but robust scooter rack system, that we regular attract customers from Wales, Scotland, the West Country and the Home Counties. We supply many towbar accessories from bumper guards to cycle racks.
Armitages have gone from strength to strength and we are still providing a helpful and efficient service to all our customers new and old at very competitive rates and will continue to do so for many years to come.
Thank you all for viewing our web site and I hope we can supply you with the product you require as we have done for many of our customers time after time.