About Witter Towbars

Towbars to Trust

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.

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The company is formed by Colin Witter

In 1950 the company Witter Towbars was founded by the late Colin Witter operating from a converted cottage in Chester. Colin saw an opportunity to meet the growing demand for easy to fit towing brackets for caravan and trailer owners who benefited from the increased leisure time in post-war Britain.

If you were having a towbar fitted around 1950 the chances are you would have visited your local blacksmith!

However, with the passing of the chassis in car construction and the rapidly increasing interest in caravanning and trailers, the towing bracket had to come of age.

It was Colin Witter, the company's founding father, who identified the growing need for a well designed and engineered product that could be made available to the general towing public.

His vision led to the creation of Britain's largest manufacturer of towbars with over six million distributed, through a nationwide network of over 250 Witter specialists.

Witter Engineering

We employ a team of fully qualified engineers who are responsible for the design of your towbar, from first concept through to the issue of production drawings.

The first stage is to view the new vehicle and develop a design concept which will integrate seamlessly with the vehicle manufacturer’s specified towbar mounting points.

This includes the need to obtain European Type Approval, efficiency of manufacture, ease of installation and, most importantly, the aesthetics of the finished product on the vehicle.

All towbars are designed using the latest 3D Computer Aided Design. This gives us great flexibility during the design process. Once a prototype has been developed it is then tested to the European Type Approval requirements of Directive 94/20EC.

Testing is carried out on our in house servo hydraulic test rigs, and is independently witnessed and authorised by the UK Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). Only when the VCA are satisfied that we have met all of the criteria of the EC regulations, will they then grant us EC Type Approval for that particular towbar.

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