BSH Home Appliances Ltd, manufacturer of brands Bosch, NEFF, Siemens and Gaggenau, has announced that a wide range of its Bosch and Siemens appliances are set to carry the Quiet Mark approval programme award.
With open plan living becoming more and more the norm in consumer homes, as well as the preference for wood flooring and shutters rather than sound-absorbing carpeting and curtains, the quest for quieter appliances is ever-increasing, BSH says. Consumers will soon be able to select from an array of Bosch cooling, laundry, floorcare and dishcare appliances as well as cooling and laundry appliances from Siemens that have been approved by Quiet Mark as some of the quietest appliances on the market.
These products will carry the recognisable Quiet Mark license, helping consumers to easily find the most noiseless options available along with the assurance that they have been independently assessed. The team at Quiet Mark scientifically test an extensive range of sound levels in high-performing products, so they can identify those at the quiet end of the spectrum.
BSH Home Appliances chief financial officer Manfred Normann commented: “At Bosch and Siemens, our team of expert designers are committed to ensuring noise reduction within the engineering, without compromising the high-performance of each appliance. We are thrilled to be recognised by Quiet Mark as having some of the quietest products in the cooling and washing categories.”
The Quiet Mark award programme is the commercial trading arm of the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation founded in 1959 by John Connell OBE, who is the grandfather of Quiet Mark’s co-founder, Poppy Szkiler. The Noise Abatement Society has over 60 years’ experience with specialist campaigns whose remit is finding international noise reduction solutions for the public benefit and that of the environment.