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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.

Blue car with aluminum roofrails


Anodizing process; increases corrosion and chemical resistance enhances wear resistance and improves the appearance of aluminum surfaces

From roof rails, trims, frames, electronic housing, brake calipers, and heat sinks as used in combustion, hybrid, and fully electrical vehicles, we partner with you to understand the specific requirements of each project to deliver the industry’s most functional and protective coating.

SUVs and aluminum

Vehicles are mostly sold on content, it’s a consumer product. At the moment the SUVs are immensely popular vehicles. These larger cars require additional lightweight considerations when compared to smaller cars.

For SUVs and pick-ups, there is a trend towards using aluminum brake calipers instead of cast iron. The aluminum brake calipers are often anodized to provide additional corrosion and wear resistance as well as uniform color (red, black, yellow, blue) to meet automotive specifications.


Anodizing aluminum extrusions for car exteriors creates a dirt-repellent surface and improves corrosion resistance. It provides a surface with electrically insulated coating and is available in different colors.

High-end aluminum exterior components for the roof rails, frames and trims are growing more popular as they provide a lightweight smooth surface that is pleasant to the touch.

Oxidite anodizing systems

Our Oxidite systems demonstrate our expertise in cleaning, etching, desmutting, coloring and sealing for the anodizing industry. Developed and refined to meet automotives' exacting to enhance and protect exterior surfaces. Find out more.