The North American automotive association AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) is publisher of the CQI standards (Continuous Quality Improvement). CQI-11 Plating System Assessment is a self-assessment of the plating system regarding galvanic plating and must be carried out at least once a year.
This standard is an appendix to ISO TS 16949 (IATF 16949) under „customer-specific requirements“ and is valid for all automotive suppliers globally that have entered into a contractual agreement regarding purchasing, supply and quality throughout the supply chain.
As a long standing member of AIAG, TopQM-Systems already specialized early on in the introduction, development and qualification of employees, as well as auditor training according to the rules of the AIAG for CQI-11 galvanic plating processes in the European and global automotive supplier markets.
Basic data of the plating organization
Audited areas according to the respective CQI-11 process table
Contact data (auditor, company, participants)
Results of the CQI audit
Paragraph 1: Management responsibility and quality planning
Paragraph 2: Responsibility for material flow and material handling
Paragraph 3: Facility and equipment (zinc, zinc alloy plating facility)
Paragraph 4: Decorative (Cu, Ni, Cr) plating facility
Header and basic data concerning the audited product
Questions concerning the process flow
Customer-specific requirements concerning the product
Operator and quality responsibility
Zinc / Zinc alloy plating
Surface preparation of metals for decorative plating
Surface preparation of ABS & PCABS plastics for decorative plating
Electropolishing and chrome flash on stainless steel
Hard chrome plating
Electroless nickel plating (chemical)
Hydrogen embrittlement, relief bake process
Accessories, process facility
TopQM-Systems already conducts AIAG CQI process audits for well-known automotive companies as well as in-house training througout the supply chain. Make use of our special know-how and contact us for your consultation interview or for an individual, detailed service offer at no charge and without obligation.
Examples of TopQM-Systems projects and references for CQI audits and CQI auditor training (extract):
We shall gladly provide you with a contact person and contact data for the above-mentioned project and reference examples upon request.