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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.

Latest News & Updates

Jun 20, 2022 News

ESI Automotive to exhibit at Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe

ESI Automotive shows how to improve EV reliability more than tenfold Electric vehicle materials specialist ESI Automotive will present sintering technology that can improve inverter reliability more than tenfold at the Electric & Hybrid…

Mar 28, 2022 News

What is in the pipeline?

Currently, the automotive business – as other businesses are as well – is faced to many issues and interruptions in the supply chain. What started as the “Chip Crisis”, has nowadays different reasons, but with the same result. Automotive…

Mar 28, 2022 News

Complex OEM requirements

OEM requirements become constantly more complex. To fulfill them, enormous efforts must be done, to select, develop and fine-tune best in class processes for a constant and high-quality production. One part is to have the right chemistry and…

Mar 25, 2022 News

Developing the QPS programs

ZinKlad and COVENTEC The first big challenge for the QPS program is the merger of ZinKlad and COVENTEC. Both programs are well known in the market have an excellent reputation at OEM level and in the entire supply chain. Both programs stand for…

Mar 25, 2022 News

Optimized material choices

After the recent ESI acquisitions of COVENTYA Group and HSO, there is a need to re-organize the current QPS systems.   One reason is, that with the well-known ZinKlad system of MacDermid-Enthone and the also well-known COVENTEC system of…

Mar 10, 2022 News

ESI Automotive appoints Rainer Venz as Global Director of Customer Loyalty and Quality Performance Programs

ESI Automotive, an integrated material solutions provider at the system level for current and next-generation automotive hardware, announced that Rainer Venz has been appointed to Global Director of Customer Loyalty and Quality Performance Programs…

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Jan 31, 2022 Press Release

MacDermid Enthone acquires HSO

MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions Announces Acquisition of Chemical Developer HSO Herbert Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG. Waterbury, CT – January 27, 2022 – MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions, a global leading manufacturer of chemical…

Dec 16, 2021 Press Release

ESI Automotive achieves 84 % power density increase in EV efficiency

[Waterbury, CT, USA, December 16, 2021] The untapped potential of implementing vehicle efficiency improvements spearheaded by a systems-level approach to vehicle design have been further proven. The research, which…

Nov 4, 2021 Press Release

ESI Automotive exhibited at European EV and Hybrid 2021

(Waterbury, CT, USA) – November 4, 2021 - At this year’s Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo and Battery Show, ESI Automotive will showcase how new technologies, such as silver sintering can help automotive OEMs achieve up to six times…

Oct 7, 2021 Press Release

Systems-level thinking key to lowering costs of EVs, says ESI Automotive

[Waterbury, USA, October 4, 2021] A systems-level approach to electric vehicle (EV) development is essential to calculating potential gains in vehicle efficiency and build costs required to bring the total cost of the EV powertrain down. That’s the…

Sep 24, 2021 Press Release

Automotive OEMs urged to reduce supply chain risk in light of semiconductor shortage

  [Waterbury, CT, USA, August 16, 2021] Automotive OEMs are being advised to take a systems-level look at their supply chains and take immediate action to minimize the risk of over-reliance, as the global semiconductor…

Sep 10, 2021 Press Release

Element Solutions Inc acquisition of Coventya Holding SAS

Waterbury, CT – September 1, 2021 – Element Solutions Inc (“Element Solutions”), a global and diversified specialty chemicals company, announced today that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of Coventya Holding SAS (“Coventya”),…