On account of the Coronavirus, the IFA trade show will this year take place as announced in a reduced form, supported by digital platforms and a Global Press Conference (Special Edition 2020, September 3-5).
Non-medical half-masks can afford added protection against the transmission of viruses in the workplace – providing that other hygiene recommendations are also complied with. To assist with reprocessing, Miele offers companies, care and nursing homes, hotels, restaurants and catering businesses machines designed perfectly for the job. Flexible financing arrangements simplify procurement.
There is not always sufficient space for the machine-based reprocessing of instruments, ensuring reliable results using standardised programmes, temperatures and holding times, where disinfected supplies are required. To address this issue, Miele is now offering a new and compact washer-disinfector specifically designed for ENT, dermatology, gynaecology and chiropody surgeries as well as tattoo studios, which sits neatly on a worktop.
The rechargeable Triflex HX1 vacuum cleaner, the KM 7897 FL full-service induction hob and Miele Professional's lab washer from the PLW 6011-6111 series – three Miele products at one go received the coveted Red Dot award for Product Design 2020. Each year, this design prize is awarded to products which excel in terms of the quality of their design.
The PIB 100 Professional Ironing Board from Miele represents an entry-line ironing system for commercial use. This steam ironing system ideally complements washing machines and dryers as used in hotels, restaurants and nursing homes as well as by dry-cleaners: in fact anywhere where commercially used textiles such as uniforms, workwear, aprons or the personal outerwear of guests and residents need to be laundered professionally. For uninterrupted work, this product comes replete with a large, 4.5 l water tank and automatic descaling and rinsing. The new system will be available from mid-June.
The KM 7897 FL hob unit with full-surface induction proved a compelling contestant at the leading iF Design Award, receiving the highest of accolades, the iF Gold Award 2020. Every year, the awards are handed out by the world's oldest independent design institution, the iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover. This year, the 78-strong international jury was inundated with almost 7,300 entries from 56 countries, among them the 75 iF award winners in gold.
With 3D4U, the premium domestic appliance manufacturer Miele is the first company in its branch of industry to offer its customers a broad range of 3D-printable accessories. The company is starting by releasing data records for ten objects which can be downloaded with immediate effect and free of charge from the Thingiverse platform. These include kitchen gadgets, vacuum cleaner accessories and useful items for handyman. Several models even have customisable motifs and parameters.
Fast assistance, taking work off the hands of key workers: The common denominator linking many initiatives throughout Europe. Above all, commercial technology – washing machines, dryers, washer-disinfectors – make a significant contribution towards alleviating the Corona crisis. And Miele Service ensures that machines are commissioned and up and running in next to no time.
'appWash' simplifies the shared use of washing machines and tumble dryers in student hostels, serviced apartments and multi-family dwellings: Machines can be booked online and paid for using contactless technology. This service model from Operations & Payment Solutions GmbH (OPS), founded in 2019, has achieved success throughout Europe – in Germany and a dozen or so further countries ranging from Norway to Portugal. The rapid success of this ingenious idea is the well-deserved reward of close cooperation between the two OPS managers and Miele subsidiaries.
Miele launches new, high-performance entry-line G 5000 dishwashers. Exclusive features, previously the preserve of higher-priced models, now included on entry-line models, offering compelling specifications at attractive prices. All G 5000 models have at least an A++ energy efficiency rating, use as little as 6.0 litres of water and sport improved baskets and redesigned fascia panels.
Household appliance manufacturer Miele resumed production at all its German plants on April 20. The shutdown, which had been in effect since April 1, has thus ended. Production is also running again at all foreign plants. In some administrative areas, however, short-time working continues. In recent weeks, Miele had taken precautions to provide the best possible protection for employees against corona virus infection when they resume work. For example, face masks are being provided at all sites.
Cleanliness and hygiene around the home contributes to a healthy environment. But there is no need for exaggeration: an occasional thorough clean is sufficient to stop bacteria, germs and unpleasant odours. Special-purpose disinfectants, though, are required to put paid to viruses. In such cases, manufacturers' instruction provide information on the surfaces their products are suitable for.
In view of the impact of the Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), Miele see itself increasingly faced with the problem of keeping production going due to bottlenecks in the supply of outsourced componentry. This is further exacerbated by the fact that enforced business closures, also impacting the retail trade, have resulted in considerable disruptions to sales. As a result, the family-run Miele Company sees no other alternative than to scale down production at all its German production sites and is preparing to work short time from April 1 onwards. The current plans are for short time to apply until the end of the Easter break, but this may be extended to reflect further developments in the spread of the Corona virus.
7 kg of laundry washed and dried in one and a half hours – despite low consumption and occupying only a small footprint of half a square metre: That is the job of Miele's Little Giants. The current model series, on the market since early 2019, will be joined in Germany in early April 2020 by 'Evolution' campaign models. A washing machine and two dryer versions will then be available at attractive prices for 6 months.
Miele has this year received no fewer than four iF Product Design Awards. Miele's commercial division (Miele Professional) was particularly successful, with two lab washer series and the compact washing machines from the acclaimed Little Giants series, which both hit the market in 2019. The prize-winning products also include the elegant Aura 3.0 cooker hood for domestic kitchens.
Miele, the premium domestic appliance manufacturer, is setting new standards in the booming market for rechargeable handsticks with its first offering in this sector. The global product campaign is now under starter's orders with an attention-grabbing testimonial: In launching its Triflex HX1, the company is partnering with Aude Lemordant, the triple aerobatics world champion. The focus of the campaign is the exceptional flexibility, powerful suction and faster cleaning of the rechargeable handstick. The creative idea is the work of DDB Düsseldorf.
Plastic crockery and glasses often require the use of a tea-towel if they are to be dried properly. But that costs time. And risks are posed by tea-towels which are not replaced regularly. Manual intervention is now superfluous on SPEEDair fresh water dishwashers thanks to a fan-assisted drying system. These can optionally be fitted with an integrated dispenser pump which further simplifies everyday work.
Smart details and features make Miele flatwork ironers more convenient, versatile and efficient. There are three new entries in the large-product category in Miele's portfolio, with working lengths of between 180 cm and 210 cm. These allow more than 100 kg to be processed per hour.
Miele is further improving the specifications of its washers and dryers from the successful Octoplus series: Without any increase in price, the load capacity of the new XL class has been upped from a previous 8 kg to 9 kg.
Hotel kitchens have often little to offer late arrivals. And getting a bite to eat at the bar is often difficult, too. That is where the service provided by MChef comes in: The Bielefeld-based company founded by Martin Eilerts, a trained chef, delivers top-class cuisine throughout Germany – appetisingly arranged on porcelain plates. Within around only 25 minutes, the food is cooked to perfection in a Miele dialog oven.
In the second half of 2019, the Miele Group achieved a turnover of € 2.24 bn – 3.2% more than in the previous year. 'This is once again evidence that we are well positioned with our products and services to increase turnover and gain market shares under challenging conditions and intense competition in the marketplace', according to the Executive Board of the world's leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances.
Starting on March 31, Miele will be setting out its wares at the Analytica trade show in Munich: The new large-chamber lab washers will be centre-stage at the event, offering a marked increase in efficiency and the EasyLoad system which makes for particularly fast and convenient loading. Miele will be presenting a particularly space-saving solution at its booth: Freestanding washers from the SlimLine series are only 65 cm wide yet offer ample space for the reprocessing of laboratory glassware (Hall B1, Booth A 302).
On a daily basis, Miele's DataDiary app saves time spent on the documentation of instrument reprocessing in surgeries. And now, the four new Miele small steam sterilisers are also able to port data wirelessly to tablet PCs. This practical solution, which has been available for use on washer-disinfectors for just less than two years, requires access to a WiFi network. Up to 9 new Miele models can now interact with the app.
A Miele vacuum cleaner is the current test winner in the bagless vacuum cleaner category with Stiftung Warentest (StiWa), Germany's leading consumer watchdog. The Blizzard CX1 Efficiency EcoLine was quality-rated 'Good' with a mark of 2.2 on a scale of 1 to 5. Overall, StiWa tested 13 cylinder vacuum cleaners with a rating of up to 800 W, including 8 models with and 5 without dustbags, in the February edition of their 'test' magazine.
Plastic crockery often requires the use of a tea-towel if it is to be dried properly. But that costs time. If towels are not replaced regularly, this also poses risks – above all in facilities such as child-care centres and nursing homes where hygiene is of paramount importance. Manual intervention is now superfluous on SPEEDair and HYGIENEair fresh water dishwashers thanks to a fan-assisted drying system. These are optionally available with an integrated dispenser pump which further simplifies everyday work.