Miele: second washing plant in Poland


Miele will built a new plant in Poland to produce washing machine. The good results of the latest years and the good sales expectation for 2017 make the company decide to expand the production capacity, adding a new site to the company’s plant in Gütersloh that is already running close to full capacity. The family-owned company is set to sell more than 900,000 washing machines during the current 2016/17 business year so the expansion will be fundamental to answer the demand. Commenting the choice of Poland as location, Stefan Breit, Executive Director responsible for technical affairs within the Miele Group stated: «Our neighbor has a good infrastructure and offers considerable logistical benefits compared with countries further afield. Currently, several potential locations in Poland are under scrutiny and evaluation; a decision is pending shortly. The start of production with a capacity of approx. 250,000 appliances is planned for 2020. The integration of a Polish plant into our production network will give us greater latitude when it comes to our model and pricing policy whilst at the same time safeguarding Miele’s proverbial quality standards.»