Witter Towbars -
Since it was founded over half a century ago, Witter Towbars has consistently set the standard for quality, reliability, and value for money.
The company was formed in 1950 by Colin Witter, who saw an opportunity to meet the growing demand for easy-to-fit towing brackets from caravan and trailer owners who were benefiting from the increased leisure time enjoyed by post-war Britain.
It was his vision that led to the creation of Witter Towbars, the UK's leading towbar manufacturer. Today, thanks to continuous investment, the Witter name is synonymous with the highest standards of design, quality, safety and security for motorists and road users. From its modern headquarters on Deeside, North Wales, the company supplies a complete range of towbars and accessories through a helpful nationwide network of specialist stockists and fitters.
Versatility & Quality on the Move
Our complete range of towing products are designed for today's modern lifestyles - from straightforward towbars to award-winning cycle carriers that provide a practical, safe and easy-fit solution to the problem of transporting bikes on vehicles. We are proud of our innovative approach, which is shaping the direction of towbar design and development throughout Europe.
Using the latest 3D CAD systems, our fully qualified engineers design products to fit all major vehicle manufacturers' specified attachment points. Our towbars are manufactured from high strength structural steel plate, tube and section material and shaped into components using the very latest production techniques and processes.
The Witter Shield of Safety
Every Witter towbar is covered by our Shield of Safety, a symbol of quality, backed by a genuine lifetime guarantee. This is made possible through our continuing investment in skills, technology and quality systems. We are totally committed to quality and have full accreditation as a Quality Assured Company, ensuring that Witter towbars continue to occupy a place at the forefront of engineering excellence
Tow TRUST Towbars
Based in Atherstone North Warwickshire Tow-Trust Towbars are one of the foremost manufacturers and designers of Towing equipment.
Our solutions are not only innovative but are manufactured to the highest engineering standards from premium grade materials and all prototypes are rigorously tested and approved before full scale production commences.
At Tow-Trust we are committed to supplying first class products backed by a first rate personal service.
Using the latest CAD System, all Tow-Trust Towbars are designed to fit precisely to the vehicle manufacturers specified mounting points.
Our towbars are renowned for their ease of fit and unobtrusive appearance.
When the prototype design is completed it is then tested to rigorous European Standard EC94/20, which requires the towbar to complete a two million cycle fatigue test.
All of our in-house testing procedures are overseen by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). We work very closely with the VCA and all of our testing is independently witnessed by their midlands based centre.
Only when a fully tested towbar is approved by the VCA is it then put into manufacture by our experienced production team.
Our quality management system covers all areas from design to distribution to ensure customer satisfaction. Our towbars come with full instructions complete with diagram and our dedicated after-sales and technical team are only a phone call away should you need advice.
Tow-Trust Towbars are designed to fit precisely to the specified mounting points and are manufactured using only British high quality steel. All fasteners used are a minimum grade of 8.8/10.9 bright zinc plated high tensile steel.
Our in house quality control system ensures all production is checked at every stage.
Type Approval EC94/20
Type approval EC94/20 was introduced under European law from the 1st January 1998 and was implemented in the UK on the 1st August 1998. The aim of these regulations was to standardise the design and manufacture of towbars. As a result of this, all light passenger vehicles manufactured after this date must only be fitted with towbars that conform to the EC94/20 regulations. Towbars that meet these requirements will always carry a type approval label.
The standards also specify the dimensions, locations and clearance of the 50mm towball. The towing height should be between 350mm and 420mm from the ground to the centre of the towball when the vehicle is laden.
All Tow-Trust Towbars that are EC94/20 approved have been tested with a minimum 25mm packer