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About Miele


Miele is the globally prominent supplier of premium household appliances for kitchens, laundry and floorcare. In addition, Miele supplies dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as appliances for the preparation of medical instruments and laboratory equipment ("Miele Professional"). With its own sales companies or importers, Miele is represented in about 100 countries.

Company

The Miele & Cie. KG has been owned by the Miele (51 per cent) and the Zinkann (49 per cent) families since its foundation in 1899. The head office with central administration and parent plant is located in Gütersloh.

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Philosophy

Miele is an independent family-owned company, claiming to be the industry leader in quality, innovation and technology. Miele stands for partnership-based conduct towards its business partners, an employee-focused corporate culture as well as continuity of values, goals and leadership.

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Executive board

Miele & Cie. KG is jointly managed by five directors: Olaf Bartsch (Executive Director - Finances and Administration), Dr Stefan Breit (Executive Director - Technology), Dr Axel Kniehl (Executive Director - Marketing and Sales), as well as Dr Markus Miele and Dr Reinhard Zinkann (Executive Directors and Co-Proprietors). 

Employees

Worldwide Miele employs 20,098 people (as of 30th June 2018), of which 11,225 are in Germany.

Business development

During the business year 2017/2018, which ended on 30 June 2018, the company achieved a sales volume of €4.1 billion. This corresponds to an increase of €167 million or 4.3 per cent. In its home market of Germany, the company grew to €1.21 billion (plus 2.4 per cent).

Sustainability

For Miele, sustainable conduct is entrenched in the values and traditions of the company and is the absolute foundation for long-term corporate success. Miele is a member of the UN sustainability organisation Global Compact and signatory of the "Diversity Charter". Miele publishes a sustainability report every two years. All other information regarding sustainability can be found here.

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History

Founded in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann as a centrifuge factory, Miele initially became a well positioned supplier for agriculture, with product divisions such as dairy equipment, washing machines, bicycles and even automobiles. Today, the company's focus is on the claim to global leadership in quality and technology for household and commercial appliances.

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