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R13 Workshop

Automotive Industry ECE R13 Braking Workshop

The Technical Review Forum, in co-operation with the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) and the South African Vehicle and Body Builders Association (SAVABA), invites the Automotive Industry to a workshop, dedicated to the complexities of the ECE R13 and SANS 20013 Braking Regulations.

The workshop will be presented by Winfried Gaupp, a well-known and highly respected expert in European and international braking regulations.

Winfried Gaupp

The professional career of Winfried Gaupp spans over three decades in braking. 

For many years he was Head of Technical Service for Braking Systems at the TÜV NORD. 

In this position he was advisor to the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and representative for Germany on numerous international braking committees within the EU (Brussels) and in Geneva (GRRF - UNECE Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear). 

After his retirement in 2011 Winfried Gaupp started his own consulting firm called “Braking Regulations Consulting” 

He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Bradford and is the author of a handbook published by this university under the title “Braking Legislation for Road Vehicles”.


Dedicated engineers and technicians responsible for standards compliance in the automotive industry, in particular trailer manufacturers, truck and bus manufacturers and importers, engineering companies specialising in the conversion of new vehicles, brake specialist companies and axle manufacturers or importers, test authorities and technical experts from the Regulator.

Although the workshop will focus largely on vehicles with air-brake systems, certain themes will nevertheless also be beneficial for car, LCV, small trailer manufacturers as well as suppliers of components or brake repair shops.

Company executives and senior managers will also find an opportunity to further their knowledge on the complicated frameworks regulating the brake standards.

The workshop will also be purposeful for companies involved with the repair of brake systems to all types of motor vehicles and trailers and their components.


The workshop will be held over 4 consecutive days from 10 to 13 September 2019 at the Automotive Division of the South African Bureau of Standards, Groenkloof, Pretoria.

 The daily courses will start at 09.00 and finish at approximately 16.00 with breaks for lunch and also during the morning and afternoon sessions.

Catering throughout the course will be provided by the catering services of the SABS and is included in the course fee.

Ample and secure parking will be provided by the SABS within the campus.


The workshop fee will be R 5,500.00 for the full 4-day workshop per person attending. Should you not be able to attend the full course then a fee of R 1,450.00 per day will be charged.

Prices quoted do not include V.A.T..


This workshop will discuss in detail how the ECE R 13 or SANS 20013 Regulations affect the local automotive industry and what risks need to be assessed to ensure compliance with the Compulsory Vehicle Standards. During the course the participants will gain a deeper understanding of the frameworks controlling the Regulations, will become familiar with important sections of the Regulations, and be guided through analysing risks during the design and production processes with practical examples on vehicles.

The workshop will also allow for sufficient time every day to discuss issues specifically related to the local industry in an open Q and A session.

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