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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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DecoKlad Performance

Unrivaled consistency

DecoKlad specifications require a higher degree of process control by the applicator.

In conjunction with major automotive OEMs we developed the DecoKlad range of products and an auditing process. This assures that companies approved as DecoKlad applicators can meet these automotive requirements.

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  • Certification Program
  • No process changes allowed
  • Quarterly audits (inspections) and performance testing of each applicator
  • Only applicators with proper quality systems and automated equipment are approved

DecoKlad assures OEMs and Tier 1s that product performance will be consistent throughout the supply chain in ALL geographic regions – NA/SA – Europe and Asia

The DecoKlad standards are available in different performance levels for interior and exterior parts. 

Standard Overview


- Hexavalent chromium pre-treatment to hexavalent or trivalent chromium
- Plating on Plastics
- Substrates ABS, ABS-PC

DecoKlad MT

- End finish with hexavalent or trivalent chromium
- Pre-treatment for metals
- Iron, cast Iron, Copper and copper alloys, Aluminum alloys and Zinc diecast
- Audit and inspection report ready to be integrated into the LN database

DecoKlad Blue

- Chromium free etch to trivalent chromium
- Plating on plastics with evolve product range
- Substrates ABS, ABS-PC
- Ready for REACh compliant standard

DecoKlad Paint - Addition to the existing DecoKlad standards and applicable to all base materials
- Organic coating over decorative chromium-plated surfaces
- Designed to operate in existing decorative chromium electroplating lines, applicable for interior and exterior parts