Miele chooses Nokia Lumia
RATINGEN, GERMANY and ESPOO, FINLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/13 --
Nokia has announced that Miele & Cie. KG,a global leader in premium
domestic appliances and commercial machinery for laundry care,
dishwashing and disinfection, is switching to Nokia Lumia as the
smartphone of choice for its global employees.
Built on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform, Nokia Lumia
smartphones enable mobile access to Miele's business applications such
as Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint. Additionally, Nokia Lumia offers
Miele employees the benefits of a modern smartphone, including secure
access at no additional cost to Microsoft Office documents,
information and contacts. Also available on Nokia Lumia are free
navigation apps, including HERE Maps and HERE Drive, which allow maps
to be downloaded via wireless LAN, reducing data traffic and network
To increase the efficiency of its users and infrastructure, Miele has
already equipped all its work stations with Microsoft products. "The
seamless connection to our existing Microsoft infrastructure as well
as the great navigation and camera technology make Lumia an excellent
addition to our existing IT systems," said Egbert Fichtler, Head of
IT Infrastructure, Miele.
Miele piloted Nokia Lumia over several months with more than 100 of
its people. Mr Fichtler added: "Nokia Lumia exceeded our expectations
devices, and so we are happy to continue rollout during the second
half of 2013, with over 1,000 more devices for employees in Germany.
The free navigation with HERE Drive helps our service team to plan
routes to customers, while the great cameras in Nokia Lumia mean we
can document service cases immediately on site helping us to save
time and money."
In Germany, Miele is deploying Nokia Lumia on the Deutsche Telekom
network. Concludes Mr Fichtler, "the excellent speech quality and high
speed data on the Deutsche Telekom network are very compelling. As a
company, we pride ourselves on designing and building great products
and offering great service to our customers, values which Nokia
shares. Overall, Nokia Lumia smartphones built on Windows Phone are
increasing our efficiency as a company."
"Our new Nokia Lumia smartphones offer a robust yet elegant design as
well as excellent camera technology," said Sebastian Ulrich, general
manager, Nokia Germany. "In addition, our broad product portfolio
means we have choices for everyone within any company: from entry
level smartphones such as the Lumia 520 and the Lumia 620 through
mid-range devices such as the Lumia 720 and 820 all the way to our
flagship Lumia 920 and Lumia 925."
Nokia for business
With the Nokia Lumia range, Nokia offers business users the ability
to work on their mobile as they would on their PC. With the Windows 8
platform, Microsoft Office and Outlook are built in allowing employees
to create and edit PowerPoint, Excel and Word documents wherever they
are whilst seamlessly syncing their files. Combined with a design
that stands out, business level security as standard, and a range of
Qi standard wireless charging solutions, Nokia Lumia is the most
innovative smartphone for businesses.
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have
become an integral part of the lives of people around the world.
Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture
and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply
to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations
have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more
information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.
Miele is the world leader in the field 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. 2011/12 turnover amounted to approx. EUR 3.04 bn with
sales outside Germany accounting for 70%. Miele is represented with
its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries.
The Miele company, now in the fourth generation of family ownership,
employs a workforce of around 16,700 with two-thirds in Germany. The
company headquarters are located in Guetersloh/Westphalia, Germany.
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