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  • Meeting directives, such as ELV REACh and RoHS continues to be essential requirements. QPS delivers on all of these needs. QPS complies with the conditions set forth in the ISO 9001: 2015.


    QPS helps automotive engineers to specify the right products in a sustainable world. The steady evolution of the program has enabled many global OEM’s to specify ever-higher performance standards and represents:

    • Approved applicators: Applying these products to a common audited standard ensures the same coating performance throughout the applicator base.
    • High performance: Exceeding the high demands for corrosion resistance and exceptionally consistent torque and tension characteristics.
    • Global consistency: Wherever ZinKlad, DecoKlad or XMAPP standards are applied, applicators know they are using the same high-performance products.

    What do we do?

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    We supply and develop QPS standards that meet and exceed OEM specifications. We validate applicators processes by conducting audits, carrying out inspections and testing the production output to make sure they meet pre-defined QPS standards and agreed technical requirements.

    We monitor and report results on a global scale to be able to service and continuously improve performance. 

    Why do we do what we do?

    We believe that we are able to assure a global consistent performance at a local level meeting the global OEM requirements with a select number of world class applicators.

    How do we do what we do?

    ESI Automotive has developed a unique Quality Performance System called QPS that tackles the challenges for high-performance automotive coatings. OEM’s can be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide.

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About us


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ESI Automotive provides system-level solutions to the automotive industry. 

For over 60 years, our businesses, MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions and MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions have been providing advanced circuitry, joining materials, hardcoated films and surface finishing technology.

Today these technologies are helping electric vehicles increase range, ADAS systems reach the next level of autonomous driving and in-mold electronics to increase display screen functionality.

Integrating technology from our portfolio allows designers and engineers to develop solutions to meet the challenges of performance, reliability and form factor.

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With dedicated OEM and Tier 1 teams, we provide expertise. This enables automotive engineers to specify compliant coating technology.
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Our state-of-the art integrated technology which enhances future designs for next generation system-level solutions to industry challenges

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A single information point across the automotive supply chain for innovative advanced circuitry, integrated joining materials, hardcoated films and surface finishing technology





Through the innovation of specialty chemicals, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions provides solutions that power electronics interconnection.  We serve all global regions and every step of device manufacturing within each segment of the electronics supply chain.  

The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate in design, implementation, and technical service to ensure success for our partner clients.  Our solutions enable our customers to manufacture extraordinary electronic devices at high productivity and reduced cycle time.




MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions innovates and manufactures chemical compounds for all surface coating applications including cleaning, activating, brightening, electro and electroless plating, phosphating, anti-tarnishing and rust inhibiting.

Our products improve the durability and aesthetics of both metal and plastic surfaces. End use applications for our treatments include aerospace, automotive, electronics, luxury goods, oil / gas and sanitary fittings. In these industries, MacDermid Enthone is the supply chain partner who adds value to your business.