By Ella Legg

Miele Australia employees and management celebrated 30 years since the founding of Miele’s first subsidiary outside of Europe at state art gallery events across the country on the weekend.

These state-based celebrations coincided with the start of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)’s ‘European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th – 20th Century’ exhibition which Miele Australia sponsors.

Miele Australia and New Zealand managing director Michael Jeanes is delighted that Miele has sponsored the prestigious NGV exhibition.

“We view our sponsorship of the European Masters exhibition as an extension of our ongoing support and commitment to the local art scene, and we are excited by this high profile commitment to the Australian arts community, especially as it falls as we celebrate 30 years of Miele in Australia.

“Involving Australia’s major art galleries in our celebrations has enabled us to involve all our staff whom I thank for their dedication that has contributed greatly to Miele’s success over the past 30 years,” said Jeanes.

The weekend celebrations also acknowledged Miele Australia’s sales success as the leading Miele subsidiary outside of Germany in the last 11 months of the 2009/2010 financial year. 

On hand to help celebrate these local achievements was Germany-based managing director and co-proprietor of the Miele group, Dr Reinhard Zinkann.

In recent years Miele invested $25 million to upgrade its local infrastructure. These funds contributed towards its national distribution centre in Rosehill, Sydney, four additional interstate warehouses and new Miele Galleries around Australia.