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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.

ZinKlad fittings

Press Release

Oct 8, 2020


(Langenfeld, Germany) - 8th October 2020: ESI Automotive, the leader in providing surface finishing technology, integrated advanced circuitry and joining materials is introducing a new standard to its successful Quality Performance Systems program: ZinKlad for fittings. 

ESI Automotive is working closely with global business MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions to offer this new standard. The fittings market supplies various industrial sectors, ranging from automotive, commercial vehicles, earthmoving equipment, tractors, packaging, power generation, food and beverage etc. After the move from hexavalent chromium to trivalent chromium passivation, the demand for greater anti-corrosive performance has accelerated. Now that automotive and equipment manufacturers have included specifications for galvanic treatment of fittings, ZinKlad is in a unique place to fill this requirement.

The new standards - existing of ZinKlad 240 F, ZinKlad 250 F and ZinKlad 1000 F - are an excellent addition to the already established ZinKlad programs. The whole fittings range offers a hexavalent chromium-free coating for barrel (250 F and 1000 F) and rack (240 F) processing, specifically designed for use on hydraulic and fluid fittings. These coatings deliver excellent corrosion resistance which extends component life, particularly in extremely harsh conditions.

Lammert de Boer, Global Director for ZinKlad, DecoKlad and XMAPP explains: “The new range of ZinKlad for fittings is an excellent addition to the ZinKlad range, and it improves the technical dialogue between fittings manufacturers, electroplating suppliers and the OEMs.”

ZinKlad fittings will complete the current gap between the original manufacturer and the plating supplier, the ZinKlad applicator. By defining the quality standards agreed between the parties throughout the supply chain, it will be optimized by quality audits and inspections. These will be carried out at the approved ZinKlad applicator for fittings on a defined frequent base. 

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About ESI Automotive

A leading provider of integrated advanced circuitry, joining materials and surface finishing technology, 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.