Dyson To Clean Up With New Singapore Factory
Dyson has opened a motor manufacturing facility in Singapore to increase its production capacity in the region by 100%.
The British technology company invested £50m in the new factory, which it said will give it greater control over production and its intellectual property.
Over 200 new jobs will be created at the facility, and Dyson said the expansion will enable it to increase its headcount in the UK.
It plans to hire an extra 100 engineers in Wiltshire this year, to design the "next generation" of†Dyson products.
Four million digital motors are expected to be produced each year on the automated production line in Singapore, which consists of 50 robots.
The company cited growing demand for its technology from markets including the US, Japan, and China as the reason behind the expansion.
Its founder, James Dyson, said there is no room for error when producing the motors, which are used to power cordless vacuum cleaners and Airblade hand dryers.
"Building a complex motor with minute tolerances requires the precision of a fully automated production line," he said.
"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 already employs 4,400 people across the world, and plans to increase its headcount by 500 this year.