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Radical thinkers, obsessed by performance and
excited by the new. Not bound by the rules of
conventional thinking. Contrary and competitive,
with a need to be first.

Dyson engineering functions

There are over 2,000 engineers and scientists at Dyson, dedicated to inventing and improving Dyson machines. Some are leaders in their field. Others are fresh out of places like Royal College of Art, Brunel or Loughborough. They're drawn from a broad spectrum of disciplines: design, electronics, motors, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, robotics, prototyping, scientific research, manufacturing, software, quality testing, lighting, compliance, procurement... And others. Together, they engineer Dyson's future.

Dyson engineering functions
  • Manufacturing and tooling

    It's one thing to solve a problem that'll change technology forever. But turning that idea into a reality takes solving many more problems – and success is ultimately measured, not by the thinking, but by the product. Our Manufacturing department supports over 1,000 Dyson engineers worldwide turning ideas into groundbreaking technology. Involved early in the design, we identify materials, pre-empt production issues and find ways to build more efficiently. Yet robustly. From designing the machines, to the machines that build the machines, we're helping to shape the future of technology.

  • Research, analysis and science

    It takes real ingenuity to find new ways of doing things. Smarter technologies. Lighter, stronger materials. And quieter, cleaner power systems. Our Research and Science teams – scientists, mechanical engineers and specialists across each of product category – are the experimenters and risk-takers behind Dyson problem-solving. Whether it's in-house development, sourcing outside technology partners, or driving collaboration with partner universities, we lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why anyone can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.

  • Robotics

    Advanced robotics will change the world of engineering for good. At Dyson, we've been developing robot technology for over 15 years – 200 engineers, 420 patents and £28m has already gone into our first robot vacuum. But our Dyson 360 Eye™ robot is just the start. The team is advancing the systems that make our robots more intelligent – able to understand environments and navigate with complex sensors and algorithms. There's more to discover. The future is robotic. All Dyson products will be part of the internet of things. And our Robotics team is helping us to unveil this next generation.

  • Software and mobile apps

    In the future, the way technology is controlled will be integral to how it performs. Dyson software engineers are already transforming the way our owners interact with their machines. Our first connected robot vacuum launched in 2014 and its companion app takes cleaning into the digital era. Scheduling cleans. Reviewing mapping data. Diagnosing technical issues. Our new technology is advancing at speed. Network-based robotics and intelligent sensing technologies, all enabled by advanced software and app platforms. And all cementing Dyson's place as a pioneering global technology organisation.

  • Electronics

    When you invent something, the right technology often doesn't exist to make it work. So we make our own. From advanced systems, components and power supplies to building a digital motor from scratch, Dyson electronics engineers have enabled our ideas to become reality. As our future products rely more on robotics, connectivity, and complex sensing and navigation technologies, our high speed electronics will stand us apart. From designing the hardware to the systems, that make Dyson machines as reliable as they are intelligent, our electronics engineers are central to our most pioneering RDD.

  • Motors and power systems

    Sometimes, making a technological leap forward means going back to the beginning. Since 1999, we've spent £150m building a motor from scratch – small, light and efficient, yet extremely powerful. Our motors are what enable our technology to be different – it's why they're protected by 20 to 30 patents. But the next generation demands new directions. Energy storage, robotics, nanotechnology and space-age materials. So our multi-disciplinary team, led by some of the world's best power electronics engineers, knows that only the most pioneering thinking will do. That's the Dyson way.

  • Mechanical and product design

    Our Design engineering team is the idea factory of Dyson. It's where we took the bag out of the vacuum. The blades out of a fan. And the heat out of hand dryers. With free-flowing curiosity and creativity, ideas are never in short supply. The key is deciding which ones could change the world and which should, for now, be shelved. This is done by the New Product Innovation team, who pass on the best ideas to New Product Development. Sketching, prototyping, testing, failing and refining follow. It can take months, even years. But those ideas that make it are big. The ones that transform markets.

  • Global quality and reliability

    Dyson products are built to last, as well as perform. To do this we invest heavily in performance and reliability testing, building our own machines to test our machines. 24 hours a day, seven days a week we put them through their paces. We analyse data and customer feedback, relentlessly improving product safety, reliability, usability and customer satisfaction. Each generation of Dyson technology must set the benchmark for the next. And with so many new categories on the way, our Global Quality and Reliability team will need to be more inventive than ever. Vital to Dyson's future technology.

  • Lighting

    Jake Dyson has always shared his father's frustration for things that don't work. One pet hate was expensive LED bulbs that overheat and soon stop working. Problem solved by his revolutionary heat pipe technology. But as ever, Dyson engineers don't stop at the basic solution. Our Lighting team in London, made up of multi-disciplinary design engineers, scrutinises every opportunity to improve. From the illumination technology, to functionality and the scope of applications. As Dyson's newest technology category, we're at an exciting early stage. And we have one goal: to disrupt the industry.

  • Compliance and approvals

    For a Dyson engineer, breaking the rules is part of the job. It's what makes our products different. But the next great Dyson idea can't change the world from a lab. To ensure our machines can be sold, there are some rules we need to stick to. From reviewing initial concepts to testing final components in our accredited test laboratories, our Compliance and Approvals team is a critical voice during the design phase. By making sure Dyson product are never kept off the shelf by global standards and legislation, we play vital role in supporting the growth of Dyson.

  • Project support

    The way we develop Dyson machines today has progressed enormously from James' approach for DC01. Our processes are more complex. Our timeframes more challenging. But the same high performance standards remain. Making our technology now involves numerous experts across multiple global locations - not one man and a backyard coaching house. But without the strong project management talent and state-of-the-art prototyping skills of our Project Support team, each new Dyson idea would never go further than the drawing board.

  • Procurement and supply chain

    Neodymium magnets. Aerospace-grade carbon fibre. PEEK high strength plastic. Just a few of the materials procured to build just one of our machines – the Dyson digital motor V2. But when you design unconventional machines, you need unconventional materials. The Procurement department works directly with RDD on Dyson's most secret projects. Sourcing high quality materials, and finished components with demanding specifications, means tracking down niche suppliers. It requires tenacity, speed and efficiency to meet project milestones. In essence, we need to be as inventive as Dyson engineers.

Manufacturing and tooling

It's one thing to solve a problem that'll change technology forever. But turning that idea into a reality takes solving many more problems – and success is ultimately measured, not by the thinking, but by the product. Our Manufacturing department supports over 1,000 Dyson engineers worldwide turning ideas into groundbreaking technology. Involved early in the design, we identify materials, pre-empt production issues and find ways to build more efficiently. Yet robustly. From designing the machines, to the machines that build the machines, we're helping to shape the future of technology.

Research, analysis and science

It takes real ingenuity to find new ways of doing things. Smarter technologies. Lighter, stronger materials. And quieter, cleaner power systems. Our Research and Science teams – scientists, mechanical engineers and specialists across each of product category – are the experimenters and risk-takers behind Dyson problem-solving. Whether it's in-house development, sourcing outside technology partners, or driving collaboration with partner universities, we lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why anyone can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.

Robotics

Advanced robotics will change the world of engineering for good. At Dyson, we've been developing robot technology for over 15 years – 200 engineers, 420 patents and £28m has already gone into our first robot vacuum. But our Dyson 360 Eye™ robot is just the start. The team is advancing the systems that make our robots more intelligent – able to understand environments and navigate with complex sensors and algorithms. There's more to discover. The future is robotic. All Dyson products will be part of the internet of things. And our Robotics team is helping us to unveil this next generation.

Software and mobile apps

In the future, the way technology is controlled will be integral to how it performs. Dyson software engineers are already transforming the way our owners interact with their machines. Our first connected robot vacuum launched in 2014 and its companion app takes cleaning into the digital era. Scheduling cleans. Reviewing mapping data. Diagnosing technical issues. Our new technology is advancing at speed. Network-based robotics and intelligent sensing technologies, all enabled by advanced software and app platforms. And all cementing Dyson's place as a pioneering global technology organisation.

Electronics

When you invent something, the right technology often doesn't exist to make it work. So we make our own. From advanced systems, components and power supplies to building a digital motor from scratch, Dyson electronics engineers have enabled our ideas to become reality. As our future products rely more on robotics, connectivity, and complex sensing and navigation technologies, our high speed electronics will stand us apart. From designing the hardware to the systems, that make Dyson machines as reliable as they are intelligent, our electronics engineers are central to our most pioneering RDD.

Motors and power systems

Sometimes, making a technological leap forward means going back to the beginning. Since 1999, we've spent £150m building a motor from scratch – small, light and efficient, yet extremely powerful. Our motors are what enable our technology to be different – it's why they're protected by 20 to 30 patents. But the next generation demands new directions. Energy storage, robotics, nanotechnology and space-age materials. So our multi-disciplinary team, led by some of the world's best power electronics engineers, knows that only the most pioneering thinking will do. That's the Dyson way.

Mechanical and product design

Our Design engineering team is the idea factory of Dyson. It's where we took the bag out of the vacuum. The blades out of a fan. And the heat out of hand dryers. With free-flowing curiosity and creativity, ideas are never in short supply. The key is deciding which ones could change the world and which should, for now, be shelved. This is done by the New Product Innovation team, who pass on the best ideas to New Product Development. Sketching, prototyping, testing, failing and refining follow. It can take months, even years. But those ideas that make it are big. The ones that transform markets.

Global quality and reliability

Dyson products are built to last, as well as perform. To do this we invest heavily in performance and reliability testing, building our own machines to test our machines. 24 hours a day, seven days a week we put them through their paces. We analyse data and customer feedback, relentlessly improving product safety, reliability, usability and customer satisfaction. Each generation of Dyson technology must set the benchmark for the next. And with so many new categories on the way, our Global Quality and Reliability team will need to be more inventive than ever. Vital to Dyson's future technology.

Lighting

Jake Dyson has always shared his father's frustration for things that don't work. One pet hate was expensive LED bulbs that overheat and soon stop working. Problem solved by his revolutionary heat pipe technology. But as ever, Dyson engineers don't stop at the basic solution. Our Lighting team in London, made up of multi-disciplinary design engineers, scrutinises every opportunity to improve. From the illumination technology, to functionality and the scope of applications. As Dyson's newest technology category, we're at an exciting early stage. And we have one goal: to disrupt the industry.

Compliance and approvals

For a Dyson engineer, breaking the rules is part of the job. It's what makes our products different. But the next great Dyson idea can't change the world from a lab. To ensure our machines can be sold, there are some rules we need to stick to. From reviewing initial concepts to testing final components in our accredited test laboratories, our Compliance and Approvals team is a critical voice during the design phase. By making sure Dyson product are never kept off the shelf by global standards and legislation, we play vital role in supporting the growth of Dyson.

Project support

The way we develop Dyson machines today has progressed enormously from James' approach for DC01. Our processes are more complex. Our timeframes more challenging. But the same high performance standards remain. Making our technology now involves numerous experts across multiple global locations - not one man and a backyard coaching house. But without the strong project management talent and state-of-the-art prototyping skills of our Project Support team, each new Dyson idea would never go further than the drawing board.

Procurement and supply chain

Neodymium magnets. Aerospace-grade carbon fibre. PEEK high strength plastic. Just a few of the materials procured to build just one of our machines – the Dyson digital motor V2. But when you design unconventional machines, you need unconventional materials. The Procurement department works directly with RDD on Dyson's most secret projects. Sourcing high quality materials, and finished components with demanding specifications, means tracking down niche suppliers. It requires tenacity, speed and efficiency to meet project milestones. In essence, we need to be as inventive as Dyson engineers.

Engineering locations

Malmesbury
Johor
Singapore
    • Malmesbury
      Established: 1993
      Employees: 1,500
      • Manufacturing
      • Research and science
      • Robotics
      • Electronics
      • Motors and power systems
      • Design
      • Quality and reliability
      • Compliance
      • Procurement
      • Prototyping
    • Johor
      Established: 2000
      Employees: 1,200
      • Manufacturing
      • Robotics
      • Software
      • Electronics
      • Motors and power systems
      • Design
      • Quality and reliability
      • Compliance
      • Procurement
      • Prototyping
    • Singapore
      Established: 2004
      Employees: 600
      • Manufacturing
      • Robotics
      • Software
      • Electronics
      • Motors and power systems
      • Design
      • Quality and reliability
      • Procurement