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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.

Rainer Venz ESI Automotive


Mar 25, 2022

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 COVENTYA, there is a certain overlap in place of the systems, that both are focused on corrosion protection processes. 

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Another reason is the technology change in the automotive Industry, the transfer from the combustion engine to electro mobility, in combination with an increased demand for new technologies, coming from the increasing automatization of vehicles.   

As recently announced, ESI Automotive appointed Rainer Venz as Global Director of Customer Loyalty and Quality Performance Programs. 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.

Christina Luecke ESI Automotive

Christina Lücke

With Christina Lücke on board, we are very happy to have another experienced person from COVENTYA, to administer the QPS programs. Christina was already deeply involved in the COVENTEC systems at COVENTYA. Her main mission is, to develop, implement, and administer the global strategy for Automotive customer loyalty, quality, and performance programs to support the growth of ESI’s businesses that serve the automotive market. Christina also will support the ESI Automotive Management Team. 

For the future, we will send QPS newsletters on a regular basis to you, to keep you informed about latest developments. But communication shouldn’t go just in one direction. Therefore, we will be more than happy, to receive your feedback – not only about this newsletter, but more importantly to the entire QPS program. Please use the provided link for the feedback.

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We will be participating at conferences and events in 2022 including: 

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