Available on five continents, Miele is the only truly global premium brand of domestic appliances and commercial machines in the field of laundry care, dishwashing and disinfection. A continuous stream of innovations is the foundation of Miele's business success. Enduring success is only possible when consistent efforts are made to remain 'forever better'. The founders of Miele, Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann, realised that in 1899. In terms of quality, Miele appliances were considerably better than those of the competition, otherwise they would not have been able to compete successfully on such a fiercely competitive market. Miele's credo of being 'forever better' has remained to this day company policy.