Here is an official statement posted by Aquatuning on their current contract with EKWB.
“With effect from 17.05.2013, the management of Aquatuning decided to drop all EKWB products from the webshop. In 2007 and following years Aquatuning developed many products for EK Water Blocks under license and technology agreements among other products the EK Supreme CPU block, which immediately became the new No. 1 CPU water block. After many years of successful collaboration, EK Water Blocks surprisingly decided to stop the payment of the licenses to Aquatuning.
Due to the ultimatum from EK Water Blocks to either accept the breach of contract or stop buying products from EK Water Blocks, the Aquatuning management saw no other way then to inform the public about the background of the unprecedented incident never seen before in the 10-year history of Aquatuning.
We regret the end of the collaboration with EK Water Blocks very much, especially because in recent years many good and successful products have emerged from it. The products we licensed to EK Water Block will now be given to other manufacturers so that we can continue to bring revolutionary cooling products to market.”
It may come as a shock to many as EKWB are one of the industry leaders in producing water blocks for CPUs, GPUs and even for memory. What will this mean for the consumers?
Well it looks like Aquatuning will stay committed to bringing “revolutionary” cooling products to the market, and keeping with their companies ethos. It’s always a shame to see companies fall out but one thing will remain the same. Aquatuning will keep on bringing you some of the best customer service at fantastic prices.