Two families have shaped the company for more than 100 years: the Miele and Zinkann families.
In 1899, with 11 employees, four lathes and one drilling machine, the engineer Carl Miele and the businessman Reinhard Zinkann founded a company for the manufacture of cream separators in Herzebrock. Their guiding principle becomes the business philosophy: Immer besser.
For more than 100 years: it has been a proven adage that you can trust Miele and rely on our appliances. We are the only manufacturer in our branch of industry to test products such as our washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers and ovens to the equivalent of 20 years of use. Once a Miele, always a Miele: Miele customers around the world remain loyal to Miele and recommend Miele to others. Looking to the future, we promise not to entertain any compromises when it comes to quality and durability!
The Miele brand
In many countries Miele is the most aspirational brand in its field. In its German home market, Miele was even voted “best brand ever” across all product branches. And the ownership of products from such a brand reveals much about its users:
Miele customers have high expectations for the performance, convenience, design and environmental friendliness of their domestic appliances. People who buy Miele are quality conscious and have style!
Miele has been an independent family-owned company since its establishment in 1899 and is equally committed to its owners, employees, customers, suppliers, the environment and society.The company focus is on manufacturing domestic appliances for the kitchen, the laundry room and for floor care. The strategic vision is to be the world’s most trusted and desirable premium brand.
Miele stands for excellent results combined with the lowest possible energy consumption. This goes for the hygienic and gentle care of your laundry, your flooring and your crockery as well as when conjuring up exquisite culinary delights. The key to this is a wealth of innovative features available only from Miele. This is borne out by numerous first places in leading product tests conducted around the world.
Miele believes in clean lines and timeless elegance. Nowhere else will you find such a comparable range of built-in kitchen appliances, with consistency in design lines and colour options, to suit the most diverse of interior designs and kitchen furniture fronts. Great care is taken to coordinate appliance design across the range. Whatever the style of your kitchen: Miele is always a perfect match.