Dyson expansion means 100 new Malmesbury jobs
10:40am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
DYSON is to hire another 100 engineers for its research and development headquarters in Malmesbury following a £50 million expansion in Singapore.
The firm, which now employs a total of 1,925 people at the Tetbury Hill base has also pledged another 20 per cent increase in its R&D budget.
Earlier today it announced the creation of a new high tech manufacturing facility in the Far East capable of producing four million new digital motors a year – a 100 per cent increase.
Founder James Dyson said, “Building a complex motor with minute tolerances requires the precision of a fully automated production line. There is no room for error. “Dyson engineers spent a year developing the lines, searching the globe for the most effective robotic equipment. This has allowed us to double our output.”
The company has been producing its own motors in Singapore since 2004 using a local manufacturer, but it said the new factory would give greater control over intellectual property rights and production processes as well as helping to meet growing demand from the US, Chinese and Japanese markets.
A total of 210 new jobs are being created in Singapore.
Dyson has invested over £100 million researching and developing its digital motors over the past 14 years.