Founders Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann
Miele is a German manufacturer of high quality domestic appliances and machines for commercial applications. The company was founded more than 112 years ago in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann and has always been a family-owned, family-run company.
Miele aims to manufacture the highest-quality domestic appliances and commercial equipment in the world and to be seen by markets worldwide as providing an absolutely top-class household product.
In the words of our founding fathers, Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann, "Success is only possible in the long term if one is totally and utterly convinced of the quality of one's products." Therefore, continuous innovation is the foundation of our business success.
The customer, for whom we provide first-class products and services, is at the center of attention. Thanks to this company philosophy which focuses on the dynamic development of quality and technology, the Miele brand is now identified with unsurpassed product quality.
||Foundation of Miele & Cie.; production of cream separators
||Production of butter churns and washing machines
||Production of motorcars (125 vehicles)
||First washing machine with an electric motor;
Branches set up in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Paris, Warsaw and Vienna
||Production of bicycles and motorcycles in Bielefeld
||Production of first vacuum cleaners
||Production of Europe's first electric dishwasher
||First fully-automatic washing machine
||First domestic tumble dryer
||First microprocessor-controlled washing machines, dryers and dishwashers
||First washing machine with a program for hand-washable woollens;
first mobile receiver to process data transmitted by Miele domestic appliances
||Launch of the patented honeycomb drum
||Navitronic washing machines and tumble dryers with 'Automatic' program
||New G 1000/G 2000 dishwasher series using patented production process
||TouchControl operation for dishwashers, cookers, steam cookers and microwaves
37th Miele subsidiary set up in Korea
||New washing machine/tumble dryer series with innovative design
||Miele presents the new Moisture Plus ovens. A combination of Fan Plus and moisture keeps roasts succulent and bakes bread with a fine crust
||The right vacuum cleaner for every household: Whether particularly light and maneuverable, sporting convenient features, powerful in operation or even cordless - each model series has its own charm
||For the most discerning of customers, Miele launches the FIRE and ICE series - with surface finishes in titanium or aluminum, with chrome- or gold-plated fittings