40 products in development, 3,000 more people needed to make it happen. The next three years are going to be our biggest and busiest yet. All thanks to a £7 million per week commitment to future technology.
Of course, this will also require more space. Lots of it – for advanced R&D, engineering, and manufacturing.
In 2015 we invested $100 million in West Park, our manufacturing facility in Singapore. Here, every 2.6 seconds a Dyson digital motor comes off the production line – the power behind much of our new technology, like the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer.
2016 saw the £250 million expansion of our Malmesbury HQ. This included our state-of-the-art new R&D centre. Constructed from an advanced structural glass system, it’s designed to blend into the Cotswold countryside. It’s also one of the most environmentally friendly commercial buildings in the UK, heated using a ground source heat pump and powered by solar cells on the roof.
Then in 2017, we opened a new manufacturing facility in the Philippines and our new Technology Centre in Singapore – £330 million of cutting-edge research labs. We aim to grow our Singapore-based engineering team by 50% in areas such as AI, machine learning and software.
Still, every area of our business requires more capacity to keep pace with our ambitions. So to begin the biggest phase of our £2.5 billion investment in the future, we’re again looking to our home county of Wiltshire.
Say hello to Hullavington. This former Royal Air Force base, just five miles from Dyson HQ, will increase our UK footprint tenfold. We’ll be turning old hangars into futuristic labs and workspaces – creating a campus to rival those in Silicon Valley.
“The Hullavington campus is an investment for our future,” says James Dyson. “Creating a global hub for our research and development endeavours, it will enable us to continue developing world class products and more jobs right here in the Cotswolds.”
These are exciting times indeed. So watch this space for more.