Miele Press Releases

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2016

Yves Dalcourt Returns to Miele to Lead Canadian Subsidiary - Takes on President Role as Jan Heck Spearheads Miele USA
Toronto – June 21, 2016 – Miele, the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company in the world, today announced it has appointed Yves Dalcourt as President of Miele Canada. Dalcourt will succeed Jan Heck, who moves on to become the President of Miele USA after more than 17 years in the Canadian role.
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Dr Stefan Breit will be the new Executive Director for Technology at Miele: The successor for Dr Eduard Sailer has been announced
Toronto – March 18, 2016 - Last September Dr Eduard Sailer announced his retirement. Now his successor has been selected: The new Executive Director for Technology for the Miele Group will be Dr Stefan Breit, 49, who is currently Managing Director of the appliance manufacturing plant in Gütersloh. The changeover will take place at the end of the year.
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Jan Heck Appointed President of Miele USA
Miele, the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company in the world, today announced it has appointed Miele Canada's Jan Heck as President of Miele USA. Mr. Heck will succeed Mr. Nick Ord who will step down as current president at the end of July 2016 to pursue new interests after 34 years with Miele.
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2015

Miele records 8.3% growth in sales
€ 3.49 bn sales in 2014/15 business year / Highest growth rate since 2005 / Buoyant markets above all in America and Asia / Already high sales in Germany increased by further 5.4%
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Product longevity sets standards in the industry
Miele wins National German Sustainability Award
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Miele Canada Announces their Most Significant Product Introduction Ever – The Miele Range Series
Miele Now Enters the Range Appliance Category
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Miele Canada Enters the Robot Vacuum Cleaner Market
No Spot Escapes: Setting new standards thanks to Smart Navigation and Non-Stop Power
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Succession of Board Director for Marketing/Sales at Miele
Axel Kniehl follows Heiner Olbrich
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Change on Miele Board of Directors
The new member of the Board of Directors at Miele & Cie. KG has been named as Dr. Axel Kniehl.
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2013

Miele stays the course of growth; 3.8% turnover
€ 3.15 bn turnover in Fiscal 2012/13 - Workforce and investments reach all-time highs - Biggest product offensive in company history.
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A Matter of Generations
Miele presents new and considerably extended sustainability report.
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Miele Voted the Best Brand of All Times
For excellent consumer trust and enduring brand success.
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Three design awards for Miele
iF product design award for 3 Miele appliances.
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2012

Miele Tops EUR 3 bn Turnover Mark for First Time Title
Turnover increases by 3.1% / Strong growth above all in Central and Northern Europe, USA and Asia / EUR 150 m investments at Central Headquarters.
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2011

Miele Brings Exquisite G5000 Series of Dishwashers to Canadian Market
German Appliance Giant Delivers on Innovation, Performance, Convenience and Design.
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Miele dishwashers meet highest of hygiene needs
Choice materials and sophisticated technology.
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Reto Bazzi enters retirement/Successor Heiner Olbrich joins Miele from Adidas
New board member at Miele.
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Riedel and Miele announce first-ever strategic global partnership at Ambiente Show
Co-branded promotions, Marketing, events and consumer-focused Microsite to launch in 2011.
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2010

Miele invades the Toronto Bedbug Summit
Advertising campaign takes over city's streets to promote Miele vacuums as one solution to growing problem.
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German appliance giant introduces tiny vacuum to Canada
Dr. Markus Miele unveils Miele’'s smallest, accessibly priced canister vacuum.
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2009

Miele sustainability report is 'notable'
UN Global Compact cites Miele for exemplary reporting.
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Tumble dryer awarded 'Gold'
iF product design award for 11 Miele appliances.
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Miele dishwasher milestones
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Today's dishwashers offer superb user convenience
80 years ago, Miele built the first electrically powered dishwasher.
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'Red Dot' for peerless form and function
Design awards for ten Miele products.
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Daniel Nestor named official spokesperson of Miele League Challenge
Tennis Canada, in partnership with Miele Limited, announced Friday that Canadian tennis legend Daniel Nestor has been named official spokesperson of the Miele League Challenge.
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Miele is Germany's best product brand
2009 has got off to a good start for Miele: 'Best brands' awards show how high the Miele brand is held in consumers' esteem.
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Miele Limited-Edition Chocolate Laundry Makes Worldwide Debut in Canada
Fashion meets function as state of the art washer and dryer lets you care for your garments in style.
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Miele Featured on Canada AM
Canada AM features Chocolate Laundry. Miele Canada is proud to present its first Coloured Laundry Pair, which is both beautiful and energy efficent.
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Miele Places Second in the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers List in Canada
Miele (Canada) Limited, the maker of premium, state-of-the-art appliances, is pleased to be named among the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada.
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2008

Changes in Senior Management at Miele from January 2009
Horst Schübel retires after 42 years.
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Miele Named "Best of Best" by Prestigious Global Luxury Source
The Robb Report awards Miele?s laundry system top honour.
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Design Prize for New Miele "Laundry Care" Appliances
2007 iF product design award and Baden-Württemberg international design prize.
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Miele Canada Taps into Lowe Roche as AOR for Brand Positioning and Advertising
Toronto-based Maverick appointed to handle public relations with Wills & Co. to handle media buying.
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Miele League Challenge Swings into Full Gear
More than 7,000 competitors to participate in inaugural season.
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Miele Warming Drawers
Food warmers provide greater pleasure and increase planning variety in kitchens.
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Miele Debuts Sleek New Line of Ventilation
Six new ventilation hoods grace Miele's collection.
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New Compact W3000 Series Washers Offer Large Capacity and MasterCare Programs
Small washers deliver big features and design flexibility.
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Miele Dishwasher Endurance Test: Ten-year Mark Passed!
Hard at work for more than 6,250 hours.
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Miele Introduces Precision Control Induction Cooktops
Booster power makes the new Miele induction a super hot addition.
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2007

Miele Teams Up With ORC to Raise Funds for Canadian Olympic Foundation
Miele Canada Limited is proud to support the Ontario Racquet Club in their goal to raise a minimum of $250,000 for the Canadian Olympic Foundation.
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Miele Canada and Alpine Ontario Finalize New 3-Year Contract
Miele Canada and Alpine Ontario this week finalized a new 3-year contract that will solidify Miele's involvement with alpine ski racing and grass roots sport development in Ontario.
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Miele Involved Again With Two-Week Collingwood Horse Show in 2007
Miele is proud to be involved for a second year with the Collingwood Horse Show, taking place this August in Collingwood, Ontario.
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Miele Canada Partners With Doug Philpott Inner-City Children's Tennis Fund
Miele is proud to announce an exciting new three-year sponsorship with the Doug Philpott Inner-City Children's Tennis Fund.
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Full-Size Laundry — Building on a Legacy
Water that washes, water that protects, Miele is proud to introduce the new Full-Size fabric care system.
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2006

Stunning New Showroom for Miele Canada!
Spectacular, dramatic and elegant are expressions to describe the official opening for Miele Limited.
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The Evolution of Miele
ON AUGUST 25, 2004 Henrik Breulmann, Interior Design Engineer sketched the future home of Miele Canada.
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S5 Vacuums — Power Where it Counts
Quality, performance, convenience and hygiene, Miele is proud to introduce the new S5 series vacuum cleaners.
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Miele Cooking Surfaces
Miele Cooktops.
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Innovative Dishwasher Collection
Discover the new generation of G2000 Dishwashers.
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2005

Montreal Bach Festival
The First Annual Montreal Bach Festival.
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A Quarter of the Way There!
Miele web endurance test: Washing machine already past the five-year mark.
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A Festival of German Christmas
Miele, a leader in advanced appliance technology and design, is a gold sponsor for the 9th Annual Christkindl, a Festival of German Christmas.
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Miele Certified Installation Program (MCIP)
The Miele Certified Installation Program is now available in major markets across Canada!
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The Bach Festival
The Second Annual Toronto International Bach Festival.
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Looks Small. Acts Big.
The New S4 vacuum cleaners, small but full of punch.
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20 Years! 10,000 Washes!
Live on the web: Miele Washing Machine subjected to gruelling 10,000-hour endurance test in laundry-care laboratory.
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30 Million Vacuum Cleaners
Anniversary appliance from new S5 generation of vacuum cleaners to be donated to charitable organization.
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Miele (Canada) Limited Begins Construction on New Canadian Head Quarters
The official ground breaking ceremony was held at 161 Four Valley Road, Vaughan on Friday, April 29, 2005 at noon.
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Miele Limited Begins Construction on New Canadian Head Quarters
Ground breaking ceremony for Miele Limited new Canadian head quarters.
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Miele Dishwashers Rate #1 by North America's Top Interior Designers Second Year Running!
House & Garden Magazine has just named Miele to be the #1 dishwasher in their coveted 'The Best on the Best' 2005 survey.
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Mielehaus Design Centre Opening
Miele Canada celebrated the opening of its newest Mielehaus Design Centre with an elegant and exciting grand opening ceremony, held on November 30, 2004.
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Miele Heats Up The 2005 International Builders Show With The Debut Of Two New Gas Cooktops
Miele, a leader in advanced appliance technology and design, introduced two new gas cooktops at the 2005 International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida, January 13 - 16, 2005.
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Miele Introduces the World's First Built-In Capsule Coffee System
Miele: transforming kitchens into cafés.
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2004

Miele Ltd. Announces its Unconditional 5-year Manufacturer's Warranty
The 5-year Warranty is available on Miele?s complete line of laundry products.
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Miele Ltd. Opens New Mielehaus Design Centre in Vancouver
Miele Ltd. is pleased to announce the opening of its newest Mielehaus Design Centre.
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Miele Canada and Alpine Ontario Partner to Inspire Tomorrow's Future Ski Racing Champions
Miele Canada is proud to announce an exciting new initiative with Alpine Ontario.
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Rudolf Miele (1929-2004)
After a short serious illness Rudolf Miele died today at the age of 74 in his hometown of Gütersloh, Germany.
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Miele Invests EUR 135m (over $200 million)
During business year 2003/2004 Miele invested a full EUR 135 m ($216 million) in expansion of the company.
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Miele and the Georgian Bay Club Announce Unique Partnership
Luxury Fairway Villas to be outfitted with Miele appliances, kitchen cabinets and hardware.
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Miele Ships 10 Millionth Unit
Miele Ships 10 Millionth Unit on 75th Dishwasher Anniversary.
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Health Canada Approval for Class 2 Medical Device
Miele Canada is proud to announce our recent approval from Health Canada.
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The Revolutionary 30” MasterChef Warming Drawer
The perfect tool to stage the perfect holiday meal: the MasterChef Warming Drawer by Miele.
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DA289 Wins Prestigious Good Design Award
Miele DA289 Designer Wall Hood wins prestigious Good Design Award.
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Miele MC Oven Wins Design Award
Miele MasterChef Oven Collection wins prestigious 2004 Design Awards.
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Miele Dish Rated #1
Miele Dishwashers rated #1 by interior designers!
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2003

Miele Most Trusted Brand
Miele: the most trusted brand.
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Miele appliances in pole position in national and international tests
Stiftung Warentest gives top marks to Miele.
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Growth abroad – Economic weakness in Germany
Miele builds on its position as a premium brand worldwide.
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2002

Miele after-sales service in pole position in 2002
Miele after-sales service in pole position in 2002 - Permanent league champion since the introduction of the survey in 1992.
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The Miele corporate philosophy
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Innovative New MasterChef Collection
The smart oven that leads you step-by-step to the perfectly cooked meal, and remembers how to bake Mom's apple pie.
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Miele Wins Its Third Good Design Award
Miele's Artico vacuum cleaner joins the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
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Next-Generation Laundry System
Miele, the family-owned appliance company who introduced its first clothes washer in 1901, today introduces a new generation of laundry products designed specifically for the North American market.
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Miele’s New Master Chef Cooktops Sizzle (And Simmer) For Pure Culinary Perfection
Miele, the family-owned appliance company founded in 1899, introduces the Master Chef Collection of cooktops designed specifically for the North American home.
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