Our Mission

SafeTstop builds precision vehicle test lanes for the transport and automotive industries, so every vehicle on the road is safe.

We partner with clients in innovative ways to offer them exceptional workshop efficiency and increase profits.

About Us

Our Vision

SafeTstop will be the standard for vehicle brake, alignment and suspension test lanes in the transport industry worldwide.  We will continue to be innovative and responsive within the industry; providing accurate, high quality equipment and building partnerships that ensure users maximise the benefits it provides.

Richard Gartner

A lover of classic rock at important volumes, Richard is rarely still.  Nicknamed the Minister for Enthusiasm, his originality occasionally gets him into trouble.  He began motor racing in the 1980’s, when names like Mark Skaife and David Brabham were about. At that time, Richard’s day job was in hospitality in Sydney’s Kings Cross.    

Motor racing is about calculated risk.  A qualified mechanical engineer from Switzerland, Richard realised early in his racing career the need for correct brake adjustment on the racetrack, for a faster car.  This applied also on the road – for safety. In 1995, SafeTstop was born, and over a period of 12 years he developed the plate brake tester that so many workshops now appreciate.

His passion for motor racing (and great music) continues, and the company reflects his vision for safer roads around the world.

The Back Story

Brakes are to driving as the hoof is to the horse…. without them, the journey cannot end well!

Safetstop recognises the need for correctly adjusted brakes on the road, as on the racetrack, for safety and performance. Developing an efficient and accurate plate brake tester has been a lengthy process, and the company has grown along with the product – with a passion for taking care of people.

Richard Gartner recognised the need for safe testing and began importing HEKA brake testers from Germany. However, with changes in regulations, these testers no longer met requirements in NSW. Richard worked with the RTA to develop a suitable tester, and sourced the electronics from HKM, in Germany. This technology is at the forefront of the industry worldwide, and suits the extreme demands of the Australian environment.

In 1997, the first tester, known as the BAT, was introduced at Taxis Combined, in Sydney, with up to 300 vehicles being tested daily. The next model, the Platetronic, was installed in 2000, at Sydney City Toyota; and tests over 80 cars a day. Today, the SafeTstop system is now PC-based, providing an easy-to-read printout explaining the test results to the motorist.

As well as braking and brake balance, the testers also assess wheel alignment and suspension; and a weighbridge function is available. There are heavy vehicle testers, and a range of choices for light vehicles.

The factory and head office have moved to larger premises in Minchinbury, in Sydney, and SafeTstop is the #1 plate brake tester manufacturer in Australia.

SafeTstop testers are now in operation in over 1000 workshops in Australia and in a number of overseas markets. They are used in TAFE Colleges, Government departments and by local Councils. Technical excellence increases profits for workshops, and gives state-of-the-art testing for motorists and professional drivers alike. The real time printout of results is one of many ways the SafeTstop system leads the industry.

SafeTstop is an engineering company all about people.

SAFETSTOP is an engineering company all about people

“When my car came back from a service, there was included a little book with a printout of diagnostics…using imagery and including a picture of my car”…”this was awesome! I’ve never had this kind of information before, let alone in such a readable and understanding way – really, really great 😊”

– City Mazda, Melbourne

“additional $29 fee which most customers gladly accept, especially … extended tyre life and safety benefits”

– Rincap Automotive, Milperra, NSW

“Everyone can CHECK brakes, but only with SafeTstop can we TEST brakes with a measurable result.”

– Rolfe Honda, ACT

“SafeTstop is a confidence builder for us and for our customers”…. “would benefit any workshop seeing 5 vehicles a day or upwards”

– Threeway Motors, Pio Pio, New Zealand

“The team at SafeTstop … manufacture … deliver, install it, train our staff … and support it into the future. It really is an end to end solution and makes the whole experience straightforward and simple to implement”

– Kedron Kia

“…a compelling business case we could not ignore.”

– Audi, Burwood, Victoria

“Our accountant recently looked at our ROI and was very happy … the extra profits generated easily cover the monthly repayments and … healthy profit for me”

– RAS Pacific Garage, Ballina, NSW

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Unit 1, 44 Eddie Road
Minchinbury NSW 2770
Australia

Phone

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1300 88 61 64

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Ebbett Volkswagen
Ebbett Volkswagen
02:33 28 Aug 19
Fantastic product, and great after-sales support. The platetronic tester gives our customers security in knowing that their vehicles are being tested at a high level for brake imbalance, forces, and for steering geometry readings. Highly recommended.read more
Andrew Gadea
Andrew Gadea
05:08 22 Aug 19
Excellent service from Denise and the team. Installation was great and the SafeTStop equipment is great for our business.read more
Craig Baills
Craig Baills
01:47 18 Aug 19
I did not realise the value of Safe T Stop until we invested in one and had it installed. This piece of equipment would be number 1 as the most productive tool in the workshop as well as being accurate in its testing and diagnosis. Safe T Stop makes diagnosing and testing brakes and suspension easy and simplified with pin point accuracy. Highly recomend it for any workshop.read more
DION CLAYTON
DION CLAYTON
09:35 12 Aug 19
We at DRC AUTOMOTIVE had a safetstop installed at our workshop and think it’s a great piece of equipment, every car that is serviced in our shop is driven over the safetstop to check and know it’s leaving with all brakes working as they should. We never realised how important this equipment is and what we have found when using it. Also the team at safetstop have always been great and would highly recommend to any other workshops Dion Clayton/ DRC Automotiveread more
Peter Forrester
Peter Forrester
10:11 05 Jul 19
PipeWolf Media
PipeWolf Media
05:40 03 Jun 19
We had the pleasure of filming a video for Safe-T-Stop and were so impressed by how well received their product is among their customers. The staff are so friendly and passionate about what they do. The Safe-T-Stop system really is amazing - we became instant fans.read more
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