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Production Technologies: Strip Electroplating

State-of-the-Art Electroplating Process
for Connectors in the Automotive Industry

Strip Electroplating for Connectors in the Automotive Industry

We operate a wide range of state-of-the-art electroplating processes on six electroplating lines at two locations. These enable a variety of surface combinations (such as Sn, Ni, SnPb, AU, PdNi, NiP, In, AgSn) in a wide range of coating thicknesses on different materials (such as CuSn4, CuSn6, CuNiSi, etc.). Our expertise in electroplating is complemented by our in-house electroplating laboratory and state-of-the-art testing technology. International customers from the automotive, telecommunications, and medical technology industries already appreciate the quality of our coatings.
We operate a total of six strip-processing lines at our Peiting and Augsburg locations in Germany.

Strip Electroplating in figures

billion galvanized contacts/year
different surface combinations
conveyor systems
m/min belt speed (max.)

Surface Coatings on the connection side:

  • Nickel
  • Tin
  • Tin-lead
  • Indium
  • Silver-tin

Surface Coatings in the mating area:

  • Gold
  • Tin
  • Tin-lead
  • Nickel-phosphorous
  • Palladium

This is what you can rely on with ept

Early Error Prevention

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We work using an FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) to ensure defects are prevented from an early stage – no matter whether in feasibility analysis, production of operating equipment, or prototyping.

Outstanding Quality

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We are committed to the zero-defect target as specified by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF).
We have the lowest error rate in the entire market. We also guarantee you the lowest contingency risk and the avoidance of expensive line stoppages, combined with a high on-time delivery rate. We have been able to improve the quality of our connectors ourselves and can assure you of optimum quality monitoring, thanks to the high level of vertical integration in our plants. This guarantee is backed up by a functioning quality and environmental management system that is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and IATF 16949 certified.

Secure Processes

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Our continuous project management (APQP) for product and quality planning is anchored throughout the entire product creation process. We pay the utmost attention to risk minimization and quality right from the beginning of the cooperation, while taking into account your specifications and our experience.

We are ept and that is what we stand for

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"Stamping, injection molding, electroplating and assembly - we have all the manufacturing processes with all the know-how under one roof. That's a big advantage!"
Simone Kotz, Team Leader Internal Sales at ept
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"As a family business, ept has managed to become a global player."
Ulrich Stanke, Key Account Manager at ept
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"Our connectors are installed in safety-relevant control units such as the airbag, and can save lives in the event of a car accident!"
Alina Rößle, Internal Sales at ept
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Contact us! +49 (0) 88 61 - 25 01 0
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