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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.

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Mar 10, 2022

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. Rainer has a breadth of experience, expertise, and knowledge gained in the last 40 years in the industry.  

Rainer Venz ESI Automotive

In Rainer’s long career in the industry, he has held various roles in technical, engineering and leadership positions. Since the integration of Coventya, Rainer joined the ESI Automotive team and leads the Customer Loyalty and Quality Performance Programs. In addition to the existing programs ZinKlad, Coventec, XMAPP and DecoKlad, the team will further develop the businesses’ approach to high quality and sustainable technologies for the automotive supply chain.


Rainer has also been very active working at an industry associations level. Since 2007, Rainer has been a member of the board and from 2011 –2017 president of the German Electroplater Association (DGO). For over 10 years, he has been acting as Vice President of the Central Association for Surface Treatment in Germany (ZVO) and additionally as the chairman of the advisory board of the professorship “electro chemistry and electro plating” at the University of Ilmenau, Germany.

“In the automotive industry, there is a growing awareness that materials used in vehicle components need to be more robust. Optimized material choices in combination with QPS methodology (Quality and Performance Systems) will assist in optimizing hardware to meet and exceed the reliability requirements; It can also avoid or reduce the number of vehicle recalls. Therefore, my new role can actively help to make vehicles safer.”

Based in the Gütersloh office in Germany, Rainer will lead the Quality Performance Programs team and takes up this new position with immediate effect. 


Learn more about ESI Automotive's Quality Performance Systems.