Since its establishment in 1974 by Geoff Cooke, Cooke Coachbuilders has been a cornerstone in the bespoke motor body building industry, specialising in crafting top-tier horseboxes. Now, as the company marks its 50th anniversary, we reflect on the journey that brought Cooke’s Coachbuilders to where it is today.

A Legacy of Craftsmanship and Commitment
The story began with Geoff Cooke who honed his skills during a 13 year apprenticeship with the renowned J.H. Jennings and Son of Sandbach. Having mastered the art of building various commercial vehicle bodies, including mobile libraries, motorhomes, cattle containers, and horseboxes, Geoff set out to establish his own legacy.

In 1974, G Cooke Coachbuilders was born, founded on principles of precision, quality workmanship and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. The business quickly gained recognition for its attention to detail and impeccable customer service.

Specialising in Horse Transport
G Cooke Coachbuilders found its niche in manufacturing quality horseboxes tailored to meet individual customer requirements. The company’s dedication to excellence in horse transport earned them a loyal customer base not only across the UK but also spanning international borders. Cooke’s horseboxes found homes in Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and Germany, a testament to the brand’s global appeal. Horse transport became a specialised field for Cooke’s Coachbuilders, and their commitment to making reliable and luxurious horseboxes set them apart in the industry.

Passing the Torch
In 2015, the reins of G Cooke Coachbuilders were handed over to Geoff’s son, Matthew Cooke. With innovative ideas and a fresh perspective, Matthew advanced the company to new heights while honouring the legacy built by his father. Matthew is committed to upholding the Cooke standard, providing a professional and technical service that is swift and accurate, all while maintaining the highest standards of workmanship. Under Matthew’s leadership, Cooke Coachbuilders continues to pride itself on offering personalised service to customers.

The Future of Cooke Coachbuilders
As Cooke Coachbuilders celebrates its 50th anniversary, we remain at the forefront of the industry, driven by a commitment to advancing services and delivering the ultimate in horse transport.  Coachbuilders stands ready to supply top-notch solutions, combining innovation, quality, and a passion for equestrian excellence for many more years to come.

To find out more about our bespoke horseboxes and repaid and maintenance services, get in touch with us today on 01270 588598.