Miele is a German-based brand known for manufacturing high-end domestic appliances, commercial equipment, based in Gütersloh, Germany. Founded in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann, Miele has always been a family run company. Miele's first products included cream separators, butter churners and tub washing machines. Carl Miele supervised manufacturing personally, while Reinhard Zinkann handled finance and sales. Currently the company has widespread existence and is located in 47 countries. Miele also manufactures vacuum cleaners of superior quality.