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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.

QPS flow chart


Oct 20, 2020

QPS and DecoKlad

esi automotive car with exterior chromeESI Automotive has developed a Quality Performance System (QPS) which is unique to the decorative plating industry. The system is called DecoKlad and is a quality supplier partnership program for decorative coatings.

It tackles the challenges for high-performance automotive surface finishings. OEMs and Tier 1s can be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide.

The program contains different performance levels from classic chromium plating up to chromium-free pre- treatment for POP and trivalent chromium plating processes as an end finish. It helps automotive engineers and designers to specify the right products across their global supply chains. 

QPS and ESI Automotive

Quality Performance Systems (ZinKlad, DecoKlad, XMAPP) has recently been moved to the newly created ESI Automotive organization.  

Who is ESI Automotive?

ESI Automotive is a leading provider of surface finishing technology, integrated advanced circuitry and joining materials. Our specialist knowledge across the global automotive supply chain enhances system-level solutions to industry challenges of reliability, form factor and performance. As design enablers in next-generation connected automotive technology we are powered by innovation, collaboration, expertise and material science. 

Combining experience

ESI Automotive was created to deliver its superior knowledge and ability to offer integrated solutions from a single source for every product group. Combining the experience and knowhow of MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions and MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions, it is unique in the automotive finishing industry. 

Interior of car with carAdditionally, ESI Automotive works across the complete supply chain. From OEM to Tier 1 to applicator, our automotive, Tier 1 and service teams ensure the best technology is specified and implemented to ensure seamless technology adoption and the best value-in-use. 


Contact the DecoKlad team

We hope you enjoy our new newsletter and please don’t hesitate to contact Chrissy Pullara (Americas), Barry Dong Pei (Asia) or Lammert de Boer (Europe) if you have any questions or requests.