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QPS

  • 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?

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    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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News

Mar 28, 2022

What is in the pipeline?

Currently, the automotive business – as other businesses are as well – is faced to many issues and interruptions in the supply chain. What started as the “Chip Crisis”, has nowadays different reasons, but with the same result.

Automotive production

Production numbers are far behind expectations and forecasts! Latest predictions expect a normalization of the situation at the end of 2022 or latest early in 2023. Vehicle production forecast charts show increasing numbers for the time after the recovery. 

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Graph showing automotive production
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Graph showing automotive production
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Graph showing automotive production
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Graph showing automotive production
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Graph showing automotive production
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Graph showing automotive production

ESI Automotive team

The organizational chart demonstrates very well that a highly qualified and motivated group of ESI-OEM managers are partners of the automotive industry globally.

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World map showing ESI Automotive team

They are the interface between ESI Automotive, the different business units and the different OEM applications:

  • Advanced Driver Assistance & Safety Systems (ADAS)
  • Connected Vehicles, Infotainment, & General Electronics
  • Displays & In-Mold Electronics
  • Protective, Decorative, & Functional Coatings
  • Power Electronics / EV

Active programs

They identify the OEM requirements, their demands and provide either existing ready-to-go solutions, or newly developed, tailored solutions. Or with other words: they directly involved in designing the future in our business. But what exactly are the currently working on?

Currently, our OEM team work on 526 active programs – this is how we call the projects – in the automotive industry. These programs involve 63 OEMs and 26 different product families. Impressive numbers. 

About 59% of the programs are related to our business unit “Industrial Solutions”, where anti corrosion- and decorative finishes are at home. The other roughly 40% of the programs are already related to electromobility, electronics and assembly solutions. 
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Graph showing ESI Automotive approvals
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Graph showing ESI Automotive approvals
The break down to different regions show, that approximately one third of the programs are global, a third from the APAC region (Asia) and the final third from the rest of the world, including Europe and the Americas.

This demonstrates that Asia is not only important when it comes to production, but also decisions are increasingly taken in that region.