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New milestones

Miele is due to upgrade its current W1/T1 range of washing machines and tumble dryers by adding new USPs. With a view to energy labelling on vacuum cleaners, the family-owned Miele company will be launching a completely new range - in keeping with its motto of being "Immer Besser" (forever better). The Miele showcase covering an area of 3000 m² can be found by visitors at the usual location in Hall 2.1 (Booth 101).

'Pure Innovation – Simply magic' is the banner headline under which Miele will be welcoming its guests to its stand. What the domestic appliances on exhibit offer their users in terms of the quality of results, user convenience and energy efficiency is - in keeping with this motto - designed to enthral and enchant. The portfolio of new products and features will focus on laundry care, floor care and smart-house networking.

To coincide with the introduction of energy labelling to vacuum cleaners which will be mandatory throughout the EU from September 1 onwards, Miele will be presenting new best-of-class technology and a completely new range of products. 'In doing so, we will both be complying with EU regulations and doing justice to differences in consumer needs, promises Frank Jüttner, Managing Director of Miele Germany. At the same time, he announced 'substantial new developments' relating to the smart home trend. And, finally, Miele will be making a bold statement on offering good value for money at this year's IFA show with a series of well-endowed campaign models.

The main colour used at the stand will be white in combination with anthracite, silver and light-coloured natural wood, resulting in a light-infused ambience with a warm and modern appeal. A continuous ceiling band in typical Miele red will create an architectural antithesis and provide orientation. What the new appliances are capable of and how they can enrich the lives of their owners will be presented in a magic way in shows lasting 45 minutes. Product demonstration will be interspersed with the art of illusion: Intriguing acts by the Berlin magician Peter Valance, the youngest person ever to be conferred with the coveted Merlin Award of the International Magicians' Society, will take turns with high-tech promising superb quality and user convenience 'made by Miele'– without tricks and props.

As in previous years, the booth will subdivide into two areas: A general area open to the general public characterised by adventure-driven product presentations on a multi-purpose event stage with a mobile 8 x 4 m video screen, culinary titbits freshly cooked and served by Miele's Table Artists and live demonstrations of the principle of detergents in Miele's chemistry laboratory. An additional area will be set aside for trade visitors, geared even more to factual content and product information, for example in the form of additional training events. This area will also house the Miele Café, offering a venue for business meetings during the day and bringing things to a pleasant close in the evenings with good food and live music. Frank Jüttner: 'We are very much looking forward to this year's IFA and will, as usual, go to great lengths to be the perfect host to dealers and consumers alike.'