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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.

Flexible yellow circuit

Circuitry for ADAS unique substrates

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

Our company has a unique business model unmatched in the industry which offers incredible advantages to the entire electronics supply chain.  It is the combination of circuitry, assembly, semiconductor and industrial solutions experts.

The collaboration of these teams delivers a deeper understanding of how materials effect, influence and enhance each segment. We take lessons learned to deliver the most innovative solutions to the system. This will help the automotive market make the necessary improvements to navigate its changing landscape.

Our plating knowledge has enabled gains in plating on plastic and creating conductive surfaces on many dielectric materials.

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.  We feel this will benefit the automotive industry even more as it transitions alternative vehicle architectures

Conductive pathways 

When considering the wide range of applications necessary to bring electronic function to present and future vehicles, it is clear that ESI Automotive is the best choice for collaboration. Design and expectations for each segment of the car requires a wide range of offerings to create your conductive pathways.  

As the leading provider for activation and copper plating in the flexible circuit area we take that knowledge and apply it to more unique scenarios such as plastic and formable circuit plating. Our 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

Click here to explore solderable and interconnect finishes