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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?

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    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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Our global reach

With a presence in more than 40 countries worldwide and partnerships with major OEMs and Tier One suppliers, ESI Automotive’s reach is truly global. As design enablers in next-generation connected automotive technology, we are powered by innovation, collaboration, expertise and material science.

ESI Automotive harnesses the power of several brands to bring together systems-level solutions which aid automakers in future mobility designs. We consolidate more than 60 years’ experience in electronics, materials and chemicals to design systems-level solutions. The following brands support us globally in our mission:

Our Brands

Assembly materials

High performance assembly lies at the heart of our Alpha business. With experience in surface mount technology assembly, wave solder assembly, photo-voltaic assembly, die attach assembly and industrial materials assembly. Alpha’s breadth of knowledge encompasses solder paste, solder preforms, liquid soldering flux, soldering alloys, cored wire, electronic cleaners, surface mount adhesives, stencils and sinter technologies. 

Circuitry and semiconductor solutions

Through the innovation of specialty chemicals, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions is a specialist in power electronics interconnection. With extensive knowledge and experience in semiconductor solutions, circuitry and electronics assembly, MacDermid Alpha has a strong foothold in every step of the electronics supply chain.

The right blend of chemical compounds is critical to the design of effective surface coating materials. MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions has decades of experience in the design of products that improve the durability and aesthetics of both metal and plastic surfaces.

A specialist in electrochemicals, Electrolube offers a vast array of products including thermal management materials, conformal coatings, encapsulation resins, electronic cleaning solutions and general maintenance products.

Kester is a global supplier of materials to the electronic assembly, component and microelectronic marketplaces. Its products include an array of basic and high-tech attachment materials including traditional soldering chemicals, paste, wire and bar products. 

Environmental standards are important to every business and this is where MacDermid Envio Solutions adds value to our offer. The business is a major water and waste treatment equipment supplier with a technology suite of products which provide businesses with comprehensive consultation advice, equipment development, installation services and ongoing monitoring.