Miele is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cookingappliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floor care products. This line-up is augmented by dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). The Miele company, founded in 1899, has eight production plants in Germany as well as one plant each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China and Romania. These are joined by the two plants belonging to Miele’s Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco. The family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh in Westphalia.