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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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Oct 20, 2020

Qingyuan NaGe's success story with DecoKlad

Qingyuan NaGe Auto Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is part of the Jin Zhong group and one of the founding members of the DecoKlad program.  Providing high levels of customer service, Qingyuan NaGe offers automotive components, mainly focusing on automotive exterior parts, to OEMs, including Ford, Toyota, Honda, FAW, HAVAL. 

Benefits of the cooperation

Qinguan NaGe team

Qingyuan NaGe began to cooperate with MacDermid Enthone* some 10 years ago; and has used their chemical processes since to ensure consistent product quality and service. The introduction of the DecoKlad system also helped to improve and grow product output and quality at the same time.

For example, output has increased year-on-year in the DecoKlad certified lines, with a corresponding rise in yield, reaching 97.25%. Additionally, DecoKlad ensures global consistency and performance of NaGe’s products globally, including North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Consistent performance through regular audits

Another advantage of the DecoKlad system is the transparency of the production process. MacDermid Enthone carries out audits and performance tests on a quarterly basis to ensure all agreed process parameters are met and consistently applied. Due to the close collaboration and set quality performance standards between MacDermid Enthone and its approved DecoKlad applicators, OEMs can be confident to receive consistent, high quality performance in the components built in their vehicles. 

*MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions manufactures and supplies the products recommended by the ESI Automotive & QPS teams for these applications.