Astra Vehicle Technologies Ltd

Innospec Manufacturing Park
Oil Sites Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4EY
United Kingdom

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Working with commercial vehicle manufacturers at both OEM and dealer level, Astra has a reputation as an innovative chassis development company providing a range of chassis modification and conversion services for new or used commercial vehicles.
Astra provides a ‘one stop shop’ facility, completing anything from a simple wheelbase alteration to a comprehensive repackaging. In outline, Astra chassis conversion services include:

  • wheelbase alterations, (extensions or reductions)
  • additional axle installations (mid or rear with electronically controlled lifting and/or steering options),
  • dual steer conversions with a fully adjustable steering column and controls including all normal dashboard instrumentation to the Astra installed secondary drive side (LHS or RHS donor vehicle). The unique Astra developed automatic driver side changeover system, is named ‘AKIS’. The Astra Key Insertion System (AKIS), controls driver side changeover by insertion of the standard door/ignition key into the selected drive side ignition switch. Controls and instrumentation on the driver side are automatically activated and conversely are isolated on the non drive side, by the AKIS system.
  • heavy haul conversions with front tow, where required
  • rigid to tractor, and tractor to rigid conversions
  • specialist catwalk infills / steps / specialist fuel tanks
  • A frame, 2 line air & electric packages
  • mini artic conversions for either utility or mobile exhibition applications
  • air suspension systems,
  • specialist cab conversions,
  • heavy duty cab tilt mechanisms, for armoured vehicles or specialist bodies
  • ADR/Pet Reg conversions with specialist exhaust system, where required.

In addition Astra manufactures custom designed, relocated stainless steel exhaust systems for all types of commercial vehicles, including SCR equipped Euro 5 systems. Astra exhaust conversions include vertical tailpipe systems, relocated pet reg heat shielded systems, single silencer vertical stack and twin vertical stack systems.
Along with a full range of DOC (diesel oxidation) and SCR (selective catalytic reduction) emission control products in the portfolio, Astra also manufactures award winning diesel particulate filter systems. Astra filter products are internationally accredited and approved for retrofit to vehicles affected by the London – Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and London Best Practice Guide construction sites (off highway construction plant).
ISO 9001:2008 accredited
Clients can be assured of the quality of products and services offered by Astra as an ISO9001 accredited company. The company has also been recognised with quality partner status for chassis conversions with individual vehicle manufacturers, including Mercedes Benz UK.

Specialist Vehicle Engineering - Visit our website

Astra Specialist Vehicle Engineering boasts an experienced team of ex-TVAC staff with all of the knowledge and skills for Euro 4/5 exhaust system relocation and chassis modification services. Many of our Astra vehicle conversions feature VOSA notifiable alterations and all are audited and accredited to ISO9001 quality management. Our specialist vehicle engineering services include wheelbase alterations, additional axles and air suspension systems (heavy duty), air suspension systems (lightweight), dual steer installations, mini artic conversions, additional fuel tank and catwalk installations, ADR and PET Reg. Preparation, Cab tilt mechanisms, seat belt installation, heavy haulage conversions and more.

Astra ClearView & Safety Systems - Visit our website

We can offer a wide range of safety systems which are suitable for a variety of different vehicles. Just some examples of these systems include, passenger side low level windows, wide angle mirrors, additional security shielding and fully bonded exterior glass. It's worth noting these systems can be installed in to new vehicles or retrofitted on to old ones. If you'd like further information on any of our products and services, don't hesitate to contact our customer service team directly. 

Emission Control Products - Visit our website

At Astra Vehicle Technologies, we specialise in supplying the latest emission control products at cost-effective prices. This includes: 

• Diesel oxidation catalysts
• SCR - Selective catalytic reduction catalysts
• Astra diesel particulate filter systems for retrofit to vehicles affected by low emission zones

For more information on the quality products that we have to offer, please visit our website or contact us to discuss your requirements.

Plug in Hybrid and Full Electric – Light Commercial Vehicles - Visit our website

We can provide expert conversion services. These include the modification of the standard Euro 6 diesel, light commercial vehicle, transforming it in to a plug-in hybrid or completely electric vehicle. The conversion itself involves the installation of state-of-the-art components, including motors, battery systems, vehicle control units and user interface units. With two different options available, users can tailor the vehicle to their specific requirements, whether that be drive cycle, fossil fuel use and emissions. Full technical information on this service can be found on the website. 

Telma Induction Brakes - Visit our website

We are proud to be market leaders in the area of friction free braking systems, more specifically induction braking. The system works by generating eddy currents in order to dissipate the majority of braking energy, taking the pressure of the standard braking system. The eddy currents gradually produce excess heat but this is dispersed via a ventilation system. The overall effect of the Telma induction brake is the ability to slow down a rotating shaft, without friction and therefore protecting the components from wear. 

Stainless Steel Exhaust Systems - Visit our website

Please contact us at Astra Specialist Vehicle Engineering with your exhaust requirements and to find out more about our stainless steel exhaust systems. Our team of specialists will provide all of the information and advice you may need. We look forward to hearing from you.

Wheelbase Extensions & Reductions (standard to standard) - Visit our website

We can provide specialist services which includes wheelbase extensions and reductions. Just some examples of the processes we can offer include extending and reducing the wheelbase and rear overhang. It is also worth noting that we can offer specialised modifications if required. Our overall modification services includes design, planning and supplies. If you have any queries or you would like to receive a quote for any prospective work, don't hesitate to contact us directly by phone or email.

Additional Axles - Visit our website

We can supply and install a wide range of axles from various different manufacturers including granning lynx, giganto and Hendrickson. Just some of the types of axles we can supply include tag axles, mid lift axles, heavy haulage axles, heavy duty air suspensions and rubber suspensions as well as many more. If you would like any more information please don't hesitate to visit the website where you will find further details. It is worth noting that you can also contact us by phone or email. 

Air Suspension Systems - Lightweight (up to 7.5T GVW) - Visit our website

Our range of lightweight air suspension systems include both air assist systems and full air systems. Our air suspension systems have many different applications including disabled vehicles, vans, vehicles carrying sensitive cargos as well as other lightweight vehicles. If you have any further questions or you need any more information, don't hesitate to visit the website. Alternatively, you can contact our customer service team directly and they will do everything they can to help. 

Dual Steer - Visit our website

We can offer specialist vehicle modifications which includes providing dual steering. We can offer this service to customers with RHD or LHD commercial vehicles with the main outcome being full dual controls. It is also worth noting that we can work with vehicles whether they be manual or auto transmission based. For more detailed information feel free to visit the website or you can contact us directly, by phone or email. 

Mini Artic Conversions - Visit our website

Our mini artic conversions involves the modification of a standard rigid chassis cab into a small articulated tractor unit. Our mini artic conversions would benefit many different vehicles but are particularly suited to urban and specialist applications. One of the main advantages to this type of modification is that the vehicles in question gain a greater degree of manoeuvrability. If you would like any more information, feel free to visit the website or you can contact us by phone or email. 

Additional Fuel Tank & Catwalk installations - Visit our website

Further modifications we can provide include additional fuel tank and catwalk installations. These improvements are achieved by relocating components within the chassis to create new spaces. As well as creating new much needed space, we can also offer customers the ability to hold a much larger amount of fuel. If you have any problems or queries, don't hesitate to contact us directly by phone or email and we can help you further. 



Registration Number: 05452089
VAT Number: n/a
Registered at Companies House:13 May, 2005 (16 years and 6 months ago)
No of Employees: n/a
Annual Turnover: n/a

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Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
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