Miele only produced in Germany--I don't know?
I just finished a dishwasher purchase and had seriously considered the Miele but ended up with a different brand. One of the arguments everyone here seems to give about purchasing a Miele rather than other European brands is that their components and production are only from Germany. Apparently that is not the case. I ran across a blog written by a guy who follows the European appliance market, and in an article in which he discusses the reasons so many European appliance companies are moving their production to Eastern European countries, he says the following:
"This is not a new issue. For many years, mass production has moved away from high-wage Western Europe. BSH has moved to Poland and Turkey. A large Electrolux plant was closed in Nuerenberg, the origin of their German AEG brand, and Swedish top brand Asko, owned by Gorenje, moved production to the main location in Slovenia. Even premium brand Miele produces outside Germany."
Here's the link to the entire article. http://www.appliancedesign.com/blogs/14-appliance-design-blog/post/94024-electrolux-and-the-italian-disease