Keeping Britain's roads moving

Econ Engineering is the UK’s leading manufacturer of gritters, de-icers, snow ploughs and highway maintenance vehicles.

A proud family business

We have been manufacturing winter and road maintenance vehicles at our factory in Ripon, North Yorkshire since 1969 – while our service depots across the UK offer maintenance contracts that keep our vehicles on the go.

Our Heritage
Tonnes of steel is used in the manufacture of our products each year
Econ parts in our maintenance store
Miles of gritter routes were covered by our trucks last year
Units are cut, fabricated, painted & assembled each year.
  • 250
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  • 1,000+
    Gritters in our hire fleet

Get to know our vehicle range


As specialists in manufacturing winter maintenance vehicles, we offer a range of gritters and snow clearance vehicles to suit individual requirements.

As well as our iconic winter range, we offer a variety of highway maintenance vehicles, including hotboxes, multipurpose vehicles and our quick change body system which allows the use of multiple types of vehicle bodies.

Built from the chassis up

Every vehicle is designed and built from the chassis up, meaning that your vehicle order can be adapted to your requirements.

Our Range

The story of ECON

From our beginnings as an innovative manufacturer of agricultural machinery, to the pioneering engineering firm we are today, we have always been industry leaders in technical innovation.

For the past 50 years, we have continually adapted to changing market conditions, developing our service and product range with our customers’ needs in mind.

Our Heritage