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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.

Package with heatsink on PCB

Electroless nickel

Thermal management of electrical components is a critical feature to ensure long term stable performance. Here is why;

Engineers tasked with designing modern electronics face a number of challenges. Expectations are for more functionality, more power, and more components in ever-smaller and lightweight packages.

Thermal management

Thermal management is a key critical aspect of the design process. Aluminum heat sinks (Pin Fin) are designed to meet the requirements of modern electronics cooling.

New designs

As a consequence of lightweighting and miniaturization, automotive OEMs are challenging the aluminum industry and Tier 1’s to provide innovative new heat sink designs. A primary requirements is to facilitate the increasing cooling requirements for today's and future electrical vehicles.

Preferred surface coatings

Electroless nickel is the coating of choice for these heats sinks as it provides increased corrosion resistance. A major benefit of electroless nickel is that the deposit is completely uniform, even when applied to intricate shapes and designs.

Electroless nickel offers a wide range of deposit characteristics such as; wear protection, chemical resistance, corrosion protection and can be used for soldering and bonding purposes. Even complicated part geometries can be plated with high accuracy and layer thickness, exactly according to predefined specification drawings.

Find out more about electroless nickel coatings.