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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.

Blue PCB with packages

Creating circuits for safety systems

Our circuitry division supports all markets segments of the electronics industry - and has for over 60 years

The path to advanced safety and ultimately next level autonomy is through increased processing power. Miniaturized electronic circuits enable greater processing power and faster speed designs.  We understand the challenges of miniaturization. We apply tailored solutions to the automotive space for success. We focus on improving our chemical processes for high reliability in advanced safety features.   

Specifically, our Circuitry Solutions division provides cleaning, plating and inner layer bonding solutions for all types of printed circuit boards. This includes rigid, flex and formable PCBs. Our plating expertise has enabled gains in high-density designs and more recently the move to build-up processing for IC substrates.

We take a collaborative approach to research and development. Understanding the voice of customer is critical. It enables us to deliver products with improved performance and enhanced reliability. 

Conductive pathways 

ESI Automotive is a perfect choice for collaborating on your future technologies. We are a market leader in copper plating and surface finishing to all market segments on a global scale. Our technical experts understand the physical requirements for a successful conductive pathway needed on any design.

Functional Surfaces

The final plating step prior to assembly of a system is called a final finish. As the automotive landscape changes, the role of the final finish continues to provide durability and function. We classify our functional surface finishes by performance requirements:

  • Solderable
  •  Mechanical bondable
  •  Corrosion-resistant
  •  Conductive