Miele was founded in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann, with 11 employees and four lathes.
In 1903, Miele released the Model A washing machine, with a lid mounted agitator. the agitator was revolutionary by introduced a flyweight, which perpetuates motion and is much easier to move than a lever.
By 1910, Miele’s had begun manufacturing its first washing machine with its own electric motor. The motor also powered a wringer to dry clothes.
Between 1912 and 1914, Miele ventured into the automobile market and produced 143 cars. However, high manufacturing costs involved led to Miele moving away from the automobile industry.
In 1955, Miele introduced the President S, which took into account the growing trend towards more carpeting in households. It featured a three-way nozzle as well as a modern plastic casing.
Through the 1960’s and 1970’s, all the way into the 1990’s, Miele continued introducing new products with modernised capabilities.
Miele now boasts a full range of kitchen appliances with different aesthetics varying from free standing appliances, to fully integrated ones.
Why Buy Miele?
For more than 100 years: it has been a proven adage that you can trust Miele and rely on their appliances. They 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 up to 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, they promise not to entertain any compromises when it comes to quality and durability!
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.
Whether equipped with the classic rotary control, the discreet sensor or high-resolution touch display like your smart phone: operating a Miele is both easy and fun. Add to this a multitude of convenient and reliable automatic programmes and a great love of detail – success is guaranteed – on board both laundry and kitchen appliances. Make life easier for yourself with Miele.
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.
The Miele brand
In many countries Miele is the most aspirational brand in its field. In Germany 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!