Miele is a German company founded in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann. Miele manufacture a wide range of domestic appliances and commercial equipment. Since its formation Miele has been family owned and family run.
In the early days Miele crated machines to separate cream, butter churns and washing machines. Between 1912 in 1914 Miele produced 125 motorcars. In 1914 they produced their first electric motor washing machine and branches of Miele was set up in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Paris Warsaw and Vienna. Between 1924 and 1960 Miele produced bicycles and motorcycles.
Miele pride themselves on innovation and invention. In 1929 they created Europe’s first electric dishwasher, and in 1956 the first fully automatic washing machine. This was closely followed by the first domestic tumble dryer in 1958, the first microprocessor controlled washing machine, dryer and dishwashers in 1978 and then in 1997 the first washing machine with a program for hand washable woollens.
The innovations kept coming with the launch of the patented honeycomb drum in 2001.
In the words of Karl & Reinhard, "success is only possible in the long term if one is totally and utterly convinced of the quality of one’s products". Miele has certainly kept up that tradition.
To Miele, their brand stands for the highest quality, durability, reliability, and security. To prove this point of Miele washing machines were recently independently tested for durability. The results of this independent study showed Miele washing machines were head and shoulders above the competition. They were still working after an equivalence of 20 years of service.
Miele are a leading manufacturer of coffee machines, cooking appliances, dishwashers, washing machines, fridges and of course vacuum cleaners. Miele produced a range of canister vacuums, stick vacuums and upright vacuum cleaners which all adhere to the strict manufacturing guidelines of Miele, meaning that your vacuum cleaner will be of the highest quality, and should last you a long time.