Dyson has just opened its new Technology Centre in Singapore. Located in Science Park, the new facility occupies an entire floor, with advanced development labs for both hardware and software.
Dyson now employs 1,000 people in Singapore, split between the Technology Centre, its advanced digital motors manufacturing facility at West Park, and an office in Fusionopolis. Dyson is investing £330 million in Singapore, and plans to grow the Singapore-based engineering team by an additional 50 percent.
So what exactly will the new Technology Centre do? Dyson Singapore has already been instrumental in developing products from design to manufacture. The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, for example, was co-developed between Dyson HQ in Malmesbury in the UK and Dyson’s Singapore previous office at Alexandra Technopark.
The V9 digital motor, which is Dyson’s smallest and powers the Supersonic hair dryer, is manufactured at West Park. With the opening of the new Technology Centre, Dyson says that Singapore will take on expanded roles in product development.
The opening of the new Technology Centre is part of Dyson’s massive £1.5 billion investment into research and development around the globe. The launch follows a recent expansion of Dyson HQ in the UK, where 129 advanced R&D and collaborative spaces were added.
In speaking with Jim Rowan, Chief Operating Officer of Dyson Singapore, we learned that with the new Centre, Dyson Singapore can now take an entire product from idea to shelf, and that there are now currently 200 'live' projects being developed here in Singapore.
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