Towbar manufacturer, Brink Towing Systems South Africa, has ramped up its production capacity and recently commissioned two new robotic welding stations as part of an R3.5-million investment in their Pietermaritzburg facility.

This comes on the back of record volumes in April, with more than 6 000 towbars for Ford Ranger delivered and a further 1 500 units made for Toyota Fortuner. The company, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in June, is on track to produce 100 000 units this year.

Says Brink managing director Mark Gutridge: “This latest capital expenditure is part of our ongoing commitment to being South Africa’s foremost manufacturer of premium-quality towbars and a supplier of towbars and related products to the country’s OEMs. As well as supplying Ford Motor Company South Africa and Toyota South Africa with locally-made products for both local consumption and export, we also import tow bars for the vast majority of vehicles available here, from our parent company in Holland.”

The company prides itself on turn-key solutions and full product compatibility, which includes providing wiring harnesses and on-line fitment support, to ensure systems such as trailer recognition systems and lighting are not compromised in an age of increasingly sophisticated vehicles.