Dyson announces investments in Singapore and the Philippines
- Dyson to build a new battery plant in Singapore.
- The tech company is also building new technology centers in the Philippines and the UK.
- The three new sites are expected to boost the company’s engineering and manufacturing capability to bring technology to market more quickly.
Singapore and the Philippines are getting more investments from Dyson. The British tech company has announced plans to build a new battery factory in Singapore and a technology center in the Philippines. Known for their vacuum cleaners and dryers, Dyson will also build another technology in Bristol, UK.
According to a Bloomberg report, the new battery plant in Singapore is the size of 53 basketball courts and is expected to be fully operational by 2025. The investment in Singapore is part of Dyson’s £2.75 billion five-year investment plan. In the Phillippines, Dyson will invest £166 million to develop the technology center.
In Bristol, UK, Dyson is investing £100 million to develop a pipeline of new products with hundreds of software and AI engineers. It will also be the hub for the company’s commercial and e-commerce teams for Great Britain and Ireland.
In March 2022, Dyson opened its new global headquarters in Singapore and announced plans to invest US$1.1 billion in expanding its research and engineering capabilities on the island.
The Guardian reported Jake Dyson, the chief engineer at Dyson, stating that the Singapore battery plant will make batteries with proprietary new technology. While more details on the technology were not given, it is understood that the company believes it can make smaller, lighter and more energy-dense batteries to power its gadgets.
Battery technology development had been a key part of Dyson’s plans – since abandoned due to the huge costs – to manufacture an electric car. James Dyson, founder of Dyson also said that “next-generation battery technology will drive a major revolution in the performance and sustainability of Dyson’s machines”.
Apart from vacuum cleaners and dryers, Dyson has been also investing in and developing other products in the market. Batteries are just one of the many new products the company is hoping to offer to customers in the future.
Last month, Dyson launched the Dyson Zone, the brand’s first step into wearable technology. The Dyson Zone headphones provide a pure, immersive listening experience and on-the-go air purification for users. The electrostatic media filters capture 99% of particle pollution as small as 0.1 microns, and the K-Carbon, potassium-enriched carbon filters capture prevalent gases most associated with city pollution, including NO2 and SO2. The product also has quite an impressive battery life – when used with audio only, the headphones can run for up to 50 hours.
With the investments by Dyson, the three new sites are expected to boost the company’s engineering and manufacturing capability to bring technology to market more quickly.