Dyson, Maxi investment for new generation batteries
Dyson has announced what it calls a significant acceleration of its internationally advanced manufacturing capabilities and global R&D strategy, with a dedicated next-generation battery facility in Singapore and new R&D campuses in the Philippines and the UK.
Singapore, home to Dyson’s global headquarters, has been chosen as the site of its first battery factory with new technology. The building will be completed this year and will be fully operational by 2025, producing battery cells with proprietary technology for new products.
This is the most significant investment in advanced manufacturing in Dyson’s history and is the size of 53 basketball courts. The new plant is located in Tuas in western Singapore.
Dyson began its in-house battery program more than a decade ago with the goal of producing smaller, lighter and more sustainable batteries.
The new £166m Philippine Technology Center will cover the equivalent of 92 basketball courts and bring together research, development and manufacturing of advanced Dyson motors under one roof.
The new campus of Sto. Thomas, Batangas, is one of the most advanced technology investment and production centers in the country. As part of the investment, Dyson initially intends to hire an additional 400 engineers and more than 50 graduates who will join the team throughout the year.
The R&D teams in the Philippines will focus on software, artificial intelligence, robotics, fluid dynamics, and instrument electronics, among others.
Dyson also announced a £100m investment in a new technology hub in Dyson BristolUK, which will host hundreds of software and AI engineers working on an expected 10-year product pipeline, as well as the company’s business and e-commerce teams for Great Britain and Ireland.
Opposite Castle Park in the heart of the city, the new center marks another major investment for Dyson in the UK. Following the announcement of a robotics center at Hullavington Airfield campus in Wiltshire last year, Dyson reconfigures RAF hangars and turns them into hardware-focused R&D labs. wearables and robots.
The new technology centre, which will be constructed as part of a redevelopment of a building near Bristol Bridge, will complement the company’s existing UK presence, including campuses in Malmesbury and Hallavington and offices in London, which collectively employ more than 3,500 people involved in research and development. In the UK, where Dyson has invested £1.4 billion in research and development over the past decade. The Malmesbury campus is also home to the Dyson Institute, where 160 undergraduate students study for an engineering degree without paying tuition, receive a company salary and work on real projects.
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