Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann first established Miele & Cie., a factory where cream separators are manufactured with only eleven employees. A year after, the company produced a butter churn. In the succeeding years, Miele manufactured a washing machine with an agitator mounted on the lid, the first electric-powered washing machine, motorcars, the first water-powered washing machine, hand carts, and dairy equipment.
When the company expanded in 1924 in Bielefeld, they added bicycles into its production programme. They also made gas-powered washing machines, canister vacuum cleaner, and a host of other innovations in their existing and new product lines.
To date, Miele continues to produce domestic appliances and commercial equipment that go with the times, integrating wireless LAN technology and programmable features.
Miele Design and Production
Timeless elegance and clean lines best describe the Miele design. The built-in kitchen appliances maintain consistency in colour options and design lines, regardless of the style. This makes it possible for their products to work even in the most diverse of interior designs.
Every equipment is designed for convenience with operation intended to be fun and easy. Whether an appliance has the modern high-resolution touch display or the classic rotary control, using it would be a breeze. Great attention is also given to its design details and automatic programmes.
Miele also made sure their products have the lowest possible energy consumption. This was achieved through a series of product tests conducted in different parts of the world. From washing machines to range hoods, you can rely on these appliances to be high-performing yet energy efficient.
When it comes to quality, Miele has proven itself reliable in more than 100 years of existence in the business. All appliances and equipment are tested to an equivalent of 20 years, which guarantee quality and durability. This explains why first-time customers become loyal clients, and existing ones continue to support the company throughout the years.
Miele also produces machines for medical facilities under Miele Professional.
Regardless of the kind of appliance and equipment produced, Miele guarantees performance, durability, energy efficiency, ease of use, design, and services to the highest standards. After all, the company operates under the guiding principle and slogan “immer besser” that means "Always Better".
When it comes to domestic appliances, commercial laundry equipment, and medical equipment washers, nothing does it better than Miele.
The company was awarded the Best Domestic Appliance Brand in the UK in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and marketed as a high-end major appliance brand in North America.