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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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Jul 28, 2020


Galfa GmbH & Co. KG has been approved as a ZinKlad 72 applicator for the phosphating of fasteners. With this approval, Galfa is the first ZinKlad 72 approved applicator in Germany with plating capacities to fulfil the largest volume needs of major OEMs.

Serving many industries including automotive, Galfa will use its ZinKlad 72 applicator status to deliver high-performance nickel-free phosphate coatings that exceed the demands of the automotive industry for fastener applications.

Superior processes and technical support

Due to superior technical support and plating process performance over many years, Galfa decided to trial MacDermid Enthone’s KeyKote phosphate processes. Convinced by the trial results, Galfa decided to install the full process into their modern, fully automatic phosphating lines. The company then made the decision to expand its existing ZinKlad 250 and MG/MGL approvals to also fulfil the requirements for the ZinKlad 72 program.

ZinKlad 72

Stefan Lenzer, Product Line Director Metallurgy at MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions, said:  “The latest release of the ZinKlad 72 quality program proves once again MacDermid Enthone’s competence to support surface coaters to ensure their OEM customers receive the highest quality standard at competitive costs using environmentally sustainable processes.”

Based in the Brandenburg area, Finsterwalde, Galfa employs more than 230 people in Germany and Poland, offering coatings for functional surfaces in the fields of cathodic corrosion protection and thread locking.


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