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Dyson charges ahead with new technology initiatives in Singapore

Dyson announces plans to hire 250 additional engineers and scientists in Singapore

24 April 2021

Dyson, the global technology company, today announced that it will hire 250 engineers and scientists in Singapore over the next five years as part of its £2.75bn global investment in future technology. This will support its ambitions to enter entirely new fields, and develop a new generation of high-performing technology products with increasing intelligence.

This most recent investment illustrates the central role Singapore plays in Dyson’s ambitious plans in the fields of software, electronics, robotics, next generation motor technology, intelligent products, machine learning, connectivity, and cyber security.

As Dyson’s global headquarters, Singapore is a hub for Dyson’s engineering teams, as well as commercial, advanced manufacturing and supply chain operations. 1,400 Dyson people work in Singapore, nearly half of whom are engineers and scientists.

St James Power Station

Dyson will shortly move into St James Power Station. Restoration works have now been completed and work to equip the iconic 110,000sq ft. national monument as its new global headquarters is underway. St James Power Station will supercharge Dyson’s research and development capabilities, increasing its engineering footprint in Singapore more than two-fold.

James Dyson, Founder and Chief Engineer, said, “Pioneering minds working in inspiring spaces will find technology-based solutions to big problems. We are anticipating, with great excitement, our expansion into the historic St James’ Power Station and I hope that this space will provide a backdrop to some great discoveries in Singapore. We are in a race to develop patentable technologies which will power our future products and we hope that Singapore’s most enterprising and creative engineers will consider joining our team.”

Dyson Singapore Technology Centre

Dyson also confirmed today that it will retain its Singapore Technology Centre at Science Park 1, evolving it into a centre for digital, engineering, and global cybersecurity efforts. A new Cyber Fusion Centre in the space will focus on securing future technologies, undertaking research and development in frontier areas such as Operational Technologies (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT).

Roland Krueger, Dyson’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Singapore is already our engineering and manufacturing centre as well as our Global Headquarters with all the commercial and operational focus that it brings. We are creating new roles – doubling our software and electronics teams, as well as establishing a new global cybersecurity centre which will be critical as our products become more complex and intelligent.”

Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board, said, “Dyson’s latest expansion is testament to its confidence in Singapore and to our attractiveness as a location to develop new technologies and new products. Dyson’s operations in Singapore provide exciting opportunities for Singaporeans to harness their skills and ingenuity to work on cutting-edge R&D. We look forward to deepening our partnership with Dyson as they enter new fields and new markets with the technologies and products developed here”.

Global investment

Meanwhile, Dyson is also doubling its research team on its UK technology campus, which is now one of the largest R&D hubs in England, spanning 800 acres. The expanding team and expertise will be tasked with creating the multiple new technologies that will enable Dyson’s move into completely new fields of products.

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