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About Miele


Miele is the globally prominent supplier of premium household appliances for kitchens, laundry and floor care. 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 with the claim to being an industry leader in quality 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.

Company management

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 18,370 people (as of 30th June 2016), of which 10,326 are in Germany. This equates to an increase of 629, or 3.5% compared with the previous year.

Business development

During the business year 2015/2016, which ended on 30 June 2016, the company achieved a sales volume of €3.71 billion. This corresponds to an increase of €224 million or 6.4 per cent. In its home market of Germany, the company grew to €1.1 billion (plus 6.9 per cent). 

Sustainability

For Miele sustainable conduct is entrenched in the values and tradition of the company and is the absolute foundation for long-term corporate success. Miele is a member of the UN sustainability organiszation Global Compact and signatory of the ""Diversity Charter"". Miele publishes a sustainability report every two years. Everything else 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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