The Miele company
Journey through time
Welcome on an interactive journey through the history of Miele

Our company has been in existence for more than 100 years! Delve into the history of Miele by passing your cursor over the image to discover fascinating details. Have fun!

If you would like to find out more about Miele, we look forward to welcoming you to the Miele Museum at Miele Headquarters in Gütersloh (Carl-Miele-Strasse 29, D-33332 Gütersloh). The museum is open from Monday to Thursday from 08.00 h – 18.00 h and Friday from 08:00 h – 17:00 h.

Development of bicycles Vacuum cleaner sales Motorised bicycle Canister vacuum cleaner Cradle washer
timeline 1930-1939  

The development of bicycles continues apace. A broad selection of models, ranging from light children's bikes to cargo bikes offers something for everyone.

Vacuum cleaners are now being produced in significant volumes. New, more sophisticated models, simple controls and attractive prices, supported by intensive advertising, result in fast sales growth.

Miele bicycles are fitted with a motor. Motorised bicycles are a great help to doctors, foresters, vicars and postmen in rural areas.

Model L is Miele's first canister vacuum cleaner, a design which has remained valid through to the present day. New features include a floor attachment for carpeting, rubber bumpers and a Bakelite casing.

Miele's cradle washer arrives on the scene, emulating the age-old principle of dragging laundry to and fro under running water. Such a large machine requires the use of an electric motor.

timeline:  1899-1909  1910-1919  1920-1929  1930-1939  1940-1949  1950-1959  1960-1969  1970-1979  1980-1989  1990-1999  2000-2009