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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?

    QPS flow chart

    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.



Our solutions for die attach and soldering enable the creation of inverters which are more efficient, last longer, have a smaller footprint and can be produced cost effectively in high volumes.


Battery Management System

The correct functioning of battery management systems determines not just the reliability but also the safety of an electric vehicle.  Our circuitry and interconnect materials provide efficient, safe, highly reliable solutions for power management.


Are you looking to improve the range, power, and reliability of your electric vehicles?

Looking beyond batteries

Increasing range, power and reliability of electric vehicles continues to be a key challenge in the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Typically this requires greater battery capacity, which not only raises the cost of the vehicle but also adds weight. There is a delicate balance between improving the energy density of a battery and limiting vehicle performance. 

Car on round heading to mountain

Overcoming range anxiety

We believe that power electronics are the key to achieving this balance. Our technology enables your electronic designs to be more efficient and reliable. This increases range, power and reliability of your powertrain.

ESI Automotive has been leading the provision of integrated advanced circuitry, joining materials and surface finishing technology for over 60 years. We offer a broad range of integrated market solutions at the system level, for current and next-generation automotive hardware. Together with  MacDermid Alpha Electronics and MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions, we provide a single information point across the global automotive industry.

advanced materials

Electric vehicles require materials that aid increasing the range, power efficiency and reliability - mainly in the electronics area.  With electronics products, everything is connected – through both circuitry and assembly.

Infrared image of a PCB board

If your goal includes:

Then take a look at our technology pages. There are solutions that use Printed Circuit Board (PCB), connectors, sintering and solder to help achieve your design goals.

Fewer batteries

Choosing the best combination of these materials could result in the use of fewer batteries, or extend range. We understand that this is an industry-wide challenge and ultimately can reduce vehicle manufacturing costs. 


proven technology

Powered by reliability to improve your electric vehicle power electronics

With the EV market growing at a rapid pace, manufacturing challenges also arise. As a result, it has become crucial that OEMs and Tier 1s develop the right technologies designed to enhance the performance of electric vehicles, that also meet the needs of ever-connected consumers.

ESI Automotive offers a range of products and solutions suited to the electric vehicle industry.

  • Our electronics division provides solutions for assembly and circuitry.
  • Our Industrial solutions provided processes for working with lightweight materials such as aluminum and magnesium.

Find out more about us.

frequently asked questions

What is an electric vehicle powertrain?

Electric vehicle powertrains don't use internal combustion engines (ICE) as their primary power source. These can range from full battery to full hybrid variations. Read more >

EV - Battery Electric Vehicle
MHEV - Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle
FHEV - Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle
PHEV - Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle


What is cyclic corrosion testing?

A typical cyclic corrosion tests comprises of 24-hour cycles of salt fog, elevated temperatures and high humidity. They are regarded as more aggressive than traditional neutral salt spray (NSS) testing. Read more >

What is automotive surface finishing technology?

Surface coatings  are applied to a broad range of metal and non-metal surfaces.

These coatings have functional and decorative properties which include uses, such as:

  • Improving wear and tear.
  • Providing corrosion resistance.
  • Decorative uses, such as improving aesthetics.
What is ZinKlad?

ZinKlad is part of ESI Automotives' Quality Performance Systems. ZinKlad helps automotive engineers to specify the right products in a post hexavalent chromium-free world. The steady evolution of the ZinKlad program has enabled many global OEM’s to specify ever-higher performance standards.Specifically it tackles the challenges for high-performance automotive coatings of the future.  Read more >

What is Innolot solder?

Innolot is a patented solder alloy. The metallurgical approach behind the alloy’s development was to increase the creep-fatigue resistance compared to the standard SAC alloy.  Read more >

What do the ESI Automotive cars demonstrate?

ESI Automotive focuses on; extending power range and efficiency in electric vehicles (EVs); safety in radar and vision systems for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and Displays and in-mold electronic structures (D&IME), in particular, integrated touchscreen films. The hero car images highlight these main application areas. Read more >

Who is ESI Automotive?

The ESI Automotive initiative helps automotive manufacturers, their supply tiers, PCB board fabricators and surface finishing applicators to meet the evolving demands of the automotive industry. 

ESI Automotive have forged strong connections with automotive manufacturers all over the world. Those relationships led us to understand that the needs of the automotive industry are changing. These changes include integration of surface finishing technology, hardcoated films, advanced circuitry and joining materials.  Read more>