HannsG shakes up UK monitor market

Jumps to fourth place just a year after UK launch
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Monitor analyst Meko has placed newbie brand HannsG in fourth place in its analysis of the UK monitor market.

In its first year of trading in the UK, HannG has managed to grab an impressive 6.9 per cent of the monitor market, according to Meko. "Since its entry to the market, HannsG has been very successful as using its vertically integrated supply chain to provide a stable supply of desktop LCD monitors at very attractive market prices", said Pete Gamby, research director at Meko.

"This has allowed the company to enjoy seasonal and year on year growth above that of the overall market. For the company's UK operation, this has resulted in a very impressive fourth place ranking in our market data for Q2 this year. As LCD supply becomes tight and prices for key components rise, it will be those suppliers like HannsG that have very close relationships with the LCD panel suppliers that will be able to continue to hold or even grow market share in the coming quarters", he added.

Dell is the clear market share leader with 25.8 per cent, with HP and LG a distant second and third with 12.2 and 9.2 per cent respectively. HannsG has managed to leap ahead of some well established monitor brands in its first year including Acer, Samsung and Viewsonic.

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