Precision engineered for
quality, safety and reliability


As the inventor of the automotive towbar, Westfalia-Automotive is among the world's leading manufacturers in the field of trailer equipment for campers, trailers, carriers and more. The company's products are developed in close cooperation with the automotive industry to ensure they fit each make and model of vehicle.


This creates a towbar

How is a towbar made? Discover the production of a Westfalia towbar in the video.
An interesting journey from construction to installation.

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Benefits of a towbar from Westfalia-Automotive

  • Perfect fit: With more than 1,700 different towbar models, Westfalia-Automotive stands ready to deliver for almost every vehicle model in Europe
  • Trustworthy: Westfalia-Automotive Managing Director Franz Knöbel invented the ball-hitch towbar back in 1932 – and today his 50mm diameter design is the standard around the world. This history means our systems enjoy broad acceptance within a global market
  • Innovative: Westfalia-Automotive doesn't rest on its past successes. Alongside numerous innovations to make our towbars even more compact, convenient, flexible and safe than ever before, we also develop innovative cycle carriers for use with vehicles fitted with a towbar