In previous editions of INSIDE be quiet! we wrote about the quality management practices followed during product development and production of be quiet! power supplies. The next steps in getting those power supplies to you are issuing shipments of products to our main warehouse in Germany and the inspection of incoming goods at said warehouse. Based on the example of Straight Power 10, we want to show you what further quality steps our products undergo before they are shipped to distributors and large online retailers.
After the full quality assurance process is completed at the production facility, the freshly produced Straight Power 10 is shipped to Germany. To make sure they arrive in this country dry and undamaged, they are reloaded in 40-feet containers, each of which can accommodate up to 7,500 power supplies. The containers are generally loaded on cargo ships in Hong Kong and shipped to Germany.
Ordering power supplies usually occurs monthly, and transport takes four to six weeks through the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea to Hamburg. Our headquarters in Glinde are close to the Port of Hamburg, which allows for short transportation routes and quick access to the temporarily stored containers.