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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 13, 2020 News

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Oct 8, 2020 Press Release


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Oct 1, 2020 News

SMTA “Members of Distinction” Award winner

ESI Automotive would like to congratulate Lenora Clark, Director Autonomous Driving and Safety Technology, on receiving the ‘SMTA Member of Technical Distinction award.’ Lenora has done exemplary work making significant and continuing technical…

Sep 14, 2020 News

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Aug 27, 2020 Press Release

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Jul 28, 2020 Press Release

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Jun 11, 2020 News

Amy Guo, Films Application Manager Greater China

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May 28, 2020 News

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Langenfeld, Germany, 28th May 2020: MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions has recently appointed Heather Nelson as Director of displays and in-mold electronics (IME), as part of its new automotive initiative. Heather brings vast industry expertise…

Feb 7, 2020 News

Dongfeng Nissan approves ZinKlad applicators in China

Seven ZinKlad approved applicators received approval by Dongfeng Nissan to meet their specifications for fasteners, hoses, calipers, break blocks and closures.  As part of their drive to further strengthen high-quality performance in surface…