The technology company best known for making the world’s most powerful cordless vacuum cleaner in the form of the V10 Cordless Vacuum along with a raft of innovative hair care devices such as the coveted Airwrap which has gotten female colleagues in the office into paroxysms over its seemingly miraculous ability to style hair, has charted quite a successful 2018 indeed and they’re looking to take things to the next level in 2019.
A few days ago, Dyson released a statement skimming over the milestones and successes achieved in 2018. In particular, Dyson’s profits grew by 33% hit the £1bn (about RM5.43 billion) for the first time while they continued to invest heavily into advanced manufacturing and research to take advantage of future technologies. How much investment? To date, Dyson has 5,853 engineers and scientists which forms a significant chunk of their existing manpower – more than half at current numbers – which is unusual for a company like Dyson, delving into next-generation tech including robotics, energy storage and more.
Dyson – new technologies, new innovations
Their emphasis into research and next-generation technologies has yielded results with new products launched across half a dozen new areas in 2018 that directly apply their knowhow in digital motors, fans and other technologies in new, unorthodox ways in the form of their Airwrap hair styling wand which debuted in 2018 to sellout crowds.
Alongside the Airwrap also debuted the latest incarnation of their cordless vacuum cleaners. Not only is it powerful but it was light and exceptionally portable, making it one of the most desirable vacuum cleaners of its kind in the market. Another innovation was their Pure Cool air purifiers that blended a powerful fan with potent cooling technologies.
New investments in Malaysia, Singapore and the UK
As part of their commitment to innovation, Dyson also shared the steps taken to secure their leadership position with extensive investments that will see their Singapore Technology Centre double in size, their burgeoning Malaysia Design Centre experiencing its fifth stage of technological investment and development and a gradual shift to Singapore as Dyson moves its executive team towards the island nation to take advantage of its extensive advanced manufacturing expertise and strategic location.
Another exciting development that is part of Dyson’s commitment to creating electric cars is continued investment in the infrastructure and technologies to bring that dream to life within the next several years. To that end, Dyson has invested in the 750-acre Hullavington Technology Campus. Another addition is Roland Krueger who was once president of the Infiniti Motor Company and SVP of Nissan Motor to oversee all aspects of the Dyson electric car as it needs fruition.
Summing things up, Jim Rowan, Dyson CEO said, “In 2018 Dyson made its largest investment in the UK while driving its technology investments around the world, particularly in Singapore, responding to soaring demand for Dyson products across Asia. Globally, enthusiastic owners are demanding high-performance products so we are deepening our operations and technology investments to meet their needs. Unusually for a business like ours, around half of our people are engineers and scientists, in 2019 they will continue to develop the core technologies which will enable future products. Alongside this, our automotive business is rapidly progressing and Dyson is investing in the technologies that will define our future.” For more on Dyson visit them at www.dyson.com