Press Release

Martock 5 July 2017

Unwin revamps entire wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint range

Unwin, an Autoadapt company, has updated it’s market-leading range of wheelchair tie-downs and occupant restraints.

Two different Unwin Restrainers


The 2017 update follows two years of research, design, engineering development and testing to update the products for today’s consumer, commercial and WAV markets.

The entire range of retractors and webbing products have been given a fresh new look and design, making improvements without increasing weight or space.


Key developments include:

  • Dual handed operation for tightening retractors, with only 3mm increase to the overall width
  • Optimal webbing lengths for both wheelchair tie-downs and occupant restraints.
  • Combined stalk and retractor on all floor anchors fitting rear tie-downs to maximise floor space in WAV vehicles.
  • Two stalk lengths available to suit both M1 & M2 markets
  • Fresh new design with updated webbing colours to blend in with the interior of any modern vehicle
  • Improved electric retractors with contempory design and LED lighting as standard
  • Easy to follow part numbering for ease of ordering


Martin Taylor, Unwin Product Market Manager says:
“We have brought a fresh new look to our range, with a lot of added features that will make life a lot easier for the user. Unwin created the world’s first device to secure wheelchairs in vehicles and this refresh brings 60 years of expertise to bear in creating a range of products that satisfies the needs of both our UK and European customers. 

Our updated range has been two years in development from the design concepts to engineering and rigorous testing in our own dynamic crash-test lab. All products are tested to ISO 10542 to 100kg, which is 15% more than the standard requires. We have created products with a new look that are not like anything else on the market.”


With over 60 years in the industry, Unwin - an Autoadapt company, is a pioneer in wheelchair restraint and occupant safety solutions. All manufacturing, design and testing facilities are located in a modern factory in Somerset, UK. Trusted across the world by passengers and safety professionals, Unwin delivers complete wheelchair safety solutions to maximise accessibility for all.


Update 2019: Unwin and Autoadapt are now part of BraunAbility.



Martin Taylor
+44 (0)1935 827740