Establishment of “Miele – die Küche”Read more
Establishment of “Miele – die Küche” by Miele & Cie.
The idea of the founders, Rudolf Miele and Peter Zinkann, was to see the kitchen as a single entity combining high quality appliances and furniture elements. Their vision of the complete kitchen is made reality.
In-house lacquering line for kitchens.Read more
1986: In-house lacquering line for kitchens.
The new lacquering line makes it possible to offer a virtually unlimited range of colours in RAL and NCS colour range for matt, textured, gloss and high gloss lacquered surface finishes. Individual lacquers can be adapted to any surroundings.
Environmental standards are set.Read more
Environmental standards are set.
“Miele – die Küche” is certified to the DIN EN ISO 9001 quality management system. The company is the first kitchen manufacturer to introduce an environmental management system. In 1996 it receives additional certification in accordance with the international environmental standard DIN EN ISO 14001.
Premiere for the Freestyle Kitchen.Read more
Premiere for the Freestyle Kitchen.
A “revolution” in the hitherto conservative kitchen market. WARENDORF launches the first Freestyle Kitchen. The modern kitchen becomes modular and mobile – reflecting the increasing mobility of modern life.
The patent: the folding carcaseRead more
The patent: the folding carcase
Production starts on WARENDORF’s new production line for its unique folding carcase. Regardless of depth, width or height – with this technology everything is possible and it comes with a 30-year-guarantee.
AFG takes over.Read more
AFG takes over.
In September Miele sells its kitchen manufacturing division to building supplies specialist AFG, which is owned by the Swiss holding company Arbonia Forster.
Philippe Starck partners with WARENDORF.Read more
Philippe Starck partners with WARENDORF.
“Starck by WARENDORF” celebrates its premiere! Philippe Starck stands for intelligent design of everyday products. Together with WARENDORF he turns to designing kitchens that meet the needs of a modern and flexible society – every day of the week.
“Miele” becomes “WARENDORF – Die Küche”.Read more
“Miele” becomes “WARENDORF – Die Küche”.
Miele kitchens are made in Warendorf which is why that is now their name. In September “Miele – Die Küche” becomes “WARENDORF – Die Küche”. The quality and expertise of 25 years remain. A new approach and design make their debut!
Piet Boon influences a new kitchen design.Read more
Piet Boon influences a new kitchen design.
Piet Boon is a unique Dutch designer! He is known for his penchant for excellence and preference for high quality materials. His philosophy: simple elegance with natural materials! Together, he and WARENDORF develop a totally new kitchen design that is the expression of traditional craftsmanship.
CoBe Capital continues the tradition.Read more
CoBe Capital continues the tradition.
CoBe Capital is a global, private investment company that specialises in the acquisition and operation of non-core business units in the Americas and Europe from leading global corporations. Its goal is the long-term growth of these units – on the basis of the management philosophies of Lean Management and continual improvement. CoBe Capital was founded by Neal Cohen in 1994.
Setting sail with a fresh wind behind it.Read more
Setting sail with a fresh wind behind it.
Following an extensive corporate restructure, WARENDORF – Die Küche is setting sail for the future with an expanded management team. At the side of CEO Manfred van Ginkel is Stefan Hofemeier (CFO). With a highly motivated management team, WARENDORF – Die Küche is now expanding its worldwide presence as a manufacturer of premium kitchens!