be quiet! for the ninth consecutive year German market leader in power supplies
Coolers, power supplies and fans convince users and media in their choice of “Manufacturer Of The Year”
Glinde, February 25, 2014 – For the ninth consecutive year, be quiet! has placed itself as German market leader in power supplies*. This is the conclusion of a recently published analysis of the Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK), one of the largest market research companies in the world with 13,000 employees and analytics of over 100 markets. In addition, readers of relevant European print and online magazines have named be quiet! “Manufacturer Of The Year” several times and awarded a total of seven “Product Of The Year 2014” awards in the categories “Power supplies”, “CPU coolers”, “Cases” and “Fans”.
In issue 02/2015, PC Games Hardware called for a readers’ poll of the previous calendar year and went looking for the best hardware and software in 26 categories, as well as the best manufacturer of the year 2014. The readers voted on a 1st place for be quiet! in the categories “Power supplies” and “Fans”, for which the company received two awards. In the category “CPU coolers” be quiet! came in second place in the survey. All results of the PCGH readers’ poll can be found in issue 03/2015.
Hardwareluxx also kicked off their annual reader survey in December, letting the community vote for “Manufacturer Of The Year” in 17 different categories. With a vote of over 45 percent, be quiet! positioned itself far ahead of the competition in the category “Power supplies”. In the category “CPU coolers” be quiet! also took the stage by landing itself a third place.
The readers of the Dutch online magazine Hardware.info chose the Silent Wings 2-fan from be quiet! as the best fan of the year. The Dark Power Pro power supply convinced their readers as well, securing a second place as well as a Silver Award.
The two large Polish online magazines PurePC and Benchmark.pl organized readers’ polls as well. In the former, the Dark Rock Pro 3, the Straight Power 10 600W CM and the Silent Base 800 were voted “Product Of The Year”. The be quiet!-case can also be found in the top ten of all products from the past year. Readers of Benchmark.pl put be quiet! on a 2nd place in the categories “CPU coolers” and “Power supplies”. The Dark Rock Pro 3 was awarded winner in its class while the Straight Power 10 500W CM scored a second place in its category.
*Source: GfK Panel market, Sales of internal computer power supplies, January 2015
About be quiet!
be quiet!’s track record of offering technology enthusiasts products which focus on silence and innovation has earned them the honor of being the best selling power supplies in Germany for eight straight years according to market data from GfK.