The only brands I ever buy are Miele and Siemens; they're both German; Miele has always been family owned; not sure about Siemens (huge conglomerate). Miele machines are expensive but indestructible. Siemens ones are very strong and not much dearer than other brands.
Miele (/ˈmiːlə/ MEE-lə; German: [ˈmiːlə]) is a German manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances and commercial equipment, headquartered in Gütersloh, Ostwestfalen-Lippe. The company was founded in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann, and it has always been a family-owned and run company.
Nearly all of their manufacturing is in Germany, and every component is produced directly by Miele in one of its 12 factories. In one year their Euskirchen factory produces six million motors. Two million vacuum cleaners and dishwashers are built annually in Bielefeld.
Unlike Bosch and many other manufacturers, Miele does not compromise on the features and quality of their dishwashers based on model series. That's not to say that Miele machines are overpriced—they simply occupy a slightly more high-end space within the market.
In our home market of Germany, Miele has even been voted the best product brand of all time (“best brand ever”) across all product categories. And the ownership of products from such a brand reveals much about its users: Miele customers have high expectations for the performance and sustainability of their appliances.
Fisher Paykel is a company from New Zealand with a rich history since 1930s. Although the company is still head quartered in New Zeland it operates as a subsidiary of GE & Haier. Currently, Fisher Paykel makes appliances in factories around the world: Mexico, Thailand, China, and Italy.
The build quality of all Miele appliances is amazing – every single part in a Miele appliance is made at the Miele factory in Germany where they test them to last for 20 years. Most other manufactures will source parts from all over the world, mainly to try and keep the price down.
Keeping it in the family
A former prisoner of war, Mohn also commissioned investigations that revealed the company's extensive Nazi connections. His widow Liz is estimated by Forbes to be worth $4.2bn, and along with her children owns 19% of the company.
“While it is a challenge to phonetically spell the name in its correct German form, the closest way to educate customers in the United States on how to say it is “Miele, like the name Sheila.” And there you have it: The correct way to say Miele actually rhymes with name Sheila— so just think shee-luh/mee-luh.
Princeton, NJ – Miele, the largest family-owned luxury appliance manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Miele USA President and CEO, Jan Heck, to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) 2020 Board of Directors.
Today, Smeg is run by the third generation of the Bertazzoni family, but it still keeps the memory of its beginnings alive in its Italian name: Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastalla, or the "Guastalla Emilia Enamel Works".
The parent company of Bosch, Thermador, and Gaggenau home appliances is now entirely owned by Robert Bosch GmbH.
Some of Fisher & Paykel's washing machines and dishwashers are stated to be made in China and Thailand, while other products are outsourced from countries including Mexico, China and Italy.
The former New Zealand Company Fisher & Paykel is today a 100% owned Chinese Company, with the Haier Corporation of China's acquisition being very much about hiding the Chinese ownership and benefiting from the strong consumer sentiment associated with Fisher & Paykel.
Many of Smeg's larger appliances are manufactured in Italy, at one of their four specialist factories, while their smaller appliances are made in China.
The Sôlt range of products are designed and specified within Australia and made by leading OEM manufacturers within China, Turkey and Europe. These carefully selected factory's manufacture for the world's leading home appliance brands.
As a key part of its global manufacturing strategy announced on April 18, Fisher & Paykel Appliances is expanding its manufacturing in the U.S. market through consolidating manufacturing plants located in New Zealand, Australia and Orange County, California, to one North American facility.
Their refrigeration is sourced from Bosch and Thermador, two very respected appliance brands. Miele's built-in refrigeration will be very similar to the Bosch and Thermador line, using similar hinge systems and offering the same configurations but with additional features and better quality control.
No. Liebherr and Miele are not the same. They are two different brands and entities with different owners. The only common aspect about these two companies is that they were founded in Germany and they have production sites in the same country.
Proven Miele Quality with a 20-Year Lifespan
A Miele refrigerator has a lifespan of 20 years, six years more than the industry average. With Miele refrigerators, you won't spend as much on repairs as you would for other refrigerator brands.