Dyson Italy was founded in 2000 by an Englishman with “a handful of professional risk takers”: three vendors, a logistics expert and a call centre. Within a decade Dyson Italy unit sales increased from 300 to 33,000, taking on 15 more employees. Since 2008 the business has expanded with new categories, more staff and many more sales. Dyson Italy now has a huge market presence but there’s ever more to come – and every new launch is met by great enthusiasm.
The Dyson Italy family consists of 28 employees over the network of agencies throughout the country. Its HQ is in Milan, Italy’s second largest city and the centre of economic development since the Industrial Revolution.
As well as being Italy’s centre of industry, Milan is a major hub for scientific and engineering education. It’s also one of Europe’s capitals of fashion, opera, art and culture. And its nightlife and afterwork ’aperitivi’ scene are legendary.
The Dyson office is halfway between the centre and the outer ring road, in the Porta Nuova Varesine. This international, contemporary business district has become the heartland of the ’new Milan’, so the office is well served by public transport. By subway you can reach the city centre in less than ten minutes. And there’s regional transport within a few minutes’ walk.
Just a few yards from Porta Garibaldi and Corso Como, this is also the centre Milan’s trendy nightlife scene. The office is surrounded by superb eateries and, in fact, lunchtime is heralded by rich aromas from the restaurant just below the office. Fortunately, the Virgin gym and a myriad of other fitness facilities are just a stone’s throw away.
Relaxing and socialising together is as important as the hard work. For example, our football team is always ready to accept a challenge and welcome new players. And like most people in Milan, we regularly enjoy an afterwork aperitivo.
Good to know
The office is a five–minute walk from the tallest skyscraper in Italy.
It’s well served by public transport. You can walk straight from the tracks to the office without going through the Porta Garibaldi station.