Miele & Cie. KG

'System4Med' from Miele: Single-source supplier to CSSD units

Miele, leading manufacturer of washer-disinfectors, is now set to become single-source supplier, offering advisory services, planning and installation of complete CSSD units. This makes Miele a highly competent partner throughout the entire instrument reprocessing cycle. The complete system is to be presented by Miele as 'System4Med' for the first time at Medica 2010. This includes large steam sterilisers from the PS 5000 generation due to be launched in the summer of 2011, ideally complementing Miele's existing washer-disinfector portfolio. The new product lineup is rounded off by a comprehensive range of Miele services.

The range of new large steam sterilisers comprises four model platforms on the basis of which machines are customised to meet site requirements. The sterilisers are characterised by a high-class and striking design, an extremely simple user interface and low running costs. Reprocessing capacities range from 4 to 18 sterile supply units per cycle.

Also new to the Miele range are 4 large-chamber trolley and container washers for bulky loads including sterile supply containers, trolleys and theatre tables to ensure the fast and safe reprocessing of oversized items. For instruments representing a challenge to reprocessing, Miele has for many years had a range of single-door and barrier washer-disinfectors from the PG 85 series in its portfolio. These machines have sold successfully and convince clients with a wide range of patented Miele innovations: These include the PerfectSpeed sensor to monitor spray arm rotation within a specified range. All washer-disinfectors can be equipped with Miele's patented OxiVario, OxiVario Plus and OrthoVario reprocessing systems which are able to tackle even the most persistent of protein residue on critical and difficult-to-clean instruments.

The process cycle in which instruments are reprocessed requires gap-free documentation. Miele offers its customers an easy-to-use and modular software solution which maps out complex processes in a clear and concise manner. This software manages instrument stocks and monitors requisitions for trays and containers and their movements. In doing so, this programme makes a huge contribution towards the safety and economic running of central sterile supply departments.

Miele's comprehensive range of products and services is neatly rounded off by expert advice and planning and a range of service contracts. A nationwide network of company-owned service points guarantees reliable service, even at weekends and on bank holidays: Out of a total of 143 medical product engineers working for Miele in Germany alone, there are also 42 validation engineers specially trained in all aspects of machine and application technology and validation. As speed is always of the essence, blanket service coverage and fast response times represent a key economic benefit to System4Med customers.

Press contact: Anke Schläger
Tel.: +49 (0)5241/89-1949
Email: anke.schlaeger@miele.de

Company profile: Miele is world leader in the production of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floorcare products. This line-up is augmented by dishwashers, washer-extractors and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). The company, founded in 1899, has 8 production plants in Germany and one plant each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China and Romania. 2009/10 turnover amounted to approx. EUR 2.83 bn with sales outside Germany accounting for 70%. Miele has its own wholly owned sales subsidiaries or operates through distributors in almost 100 countries. The Miele company, now in the fourth generation of family ownership, employs a workforce of over 16,000 with two-thirds in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh, Westphalia.