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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


Our circuitry division has been supporting all markets segments of the electronics industry for over 60 years

The path to advanced safety and ultimately next level autonomy is through increased processing power in your designs. Though not heavily used in automotive previously, today miniaturization and high density designs are unavoidable.  We take lessons learned from other market segments such as smartphones and apply solutions to the automotive space.  

We focus on improving our chemical processes for high reliability in harsh environments and critical safety features.  

Specifically, our Circuitry division provides cleaning, plating and inner layer bonding solutions for all types of printed circuit boards including rigid, flex and formable. Our plating knowledge has enabled gains in high density designs and more recently the move to panel level packaging.
It is our collaborative approach to research and development through understanding the voice of customer that enables us to deliver products with improved performance and ease of use.

Conductive pathways 

As a market leader in copper plating and surface finishing globally to all market segments, it is clear that ESI Automotive is a perfect choice for collaborating on your future technologies. Our technical experts understand the physical requirements needed for a successful conductive pathway on any design

Functional Surfaces

The final plating step prior to assembly of a system is called a surface or 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