In 1844, Westfalia founder Johann Bernard Knöbel established his blacksmith’s shop and, in 1932, invented the towbar with towball. In 1966, with the nut system, Westfalia was the first to manufacture removeable towbar. Westfalia has a rich history of developing innovative and first of a kind towbars. Westfalia-automotive designs its bicycle carriers with your needs squarely in mind – easy to mount on the towbar, extremely compact and ultra-safe. These bicycle carriers are engineered to fold to compact dimensions and feature adjustable wheel holders to ensure perfect grip on any bike, as well as a fold-down mechanism that facilitates free access to the boot.