The second oldest and second largest production plant within the Miele Group (approx. 1,860 employees, founded in 1916) has the broadest of product portfolios. At this location, Miele produces vacuum cleaners, domestic and commercial dishwashers as well as washer-disinfectors for hospitals, surgeries and laboratories (Miele Professional). From this plant, Miele also coordinates the production of further vacuum cleaner and dishwasher model ranges at its production locations in Dongguan/China and Uničov/Czech Republic. In addition to its domestic operations, Bielefeld is also home to Miele's Professional Technology business unit. This unit comprises production plants in Lehrte, Bielefeld and Bürmoos (Austria).