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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.

Latest News & Updates

Feb 10, 2020 News

ZinKlad applicator updates

At the end of 2019 and into 2020, 5 applicators (4 in Europe and 1 in North America) had upgraded their ZinKlad capacity. As business starts to return to normal, we will be 'on the road' again working with our applicator base again to continue the…

Feb 7, 2020 News

REACh compliant coatings to meet cyclic corrosion testing

Cyclic corrosion testing More automotive companies are in the process of specifying cyclic corrosion testing to assess long term fastener coating performance. Typically, these tests comprise of 24-hour cycles of salt fog, elevated temperatures…

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…