A new Philippines Technology Centre, representing an investment of £166m (~PHP 11bn), will span the equivalent of 92 basketball courts, and will bring together Dyson’s research, development and advanced motor manufacturing capabilities under one roof.
The new campus in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, is thought to be one of the largest investments, and most advanced technology manufacturing centers, in the country and underscores the growing importance of the Philippines in Dyson’s global ambitions. As part of the investment, Dyson aims to initially hire an additional 400 engineers and more than 50 graduate engineers who will join the team later this year.
Amongst other things, R&D teams in the Philippines will be focused on software, AI, robotics, fluid dynamics and hardware electronics. These fields of expertise are critical for Dyson’s high-performing products, from robotic technologies to air enhancement technologies, and beauty products, such as the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, which are increasingly enabled by software, sensors and connectivity. The MyDyson app already gives consumers live data on air quality and their surroundings and through sensors, AI and connectivity, Dyson engineers can add further functionality and utility over their lifetime and provide tailored advice and support.
Scheduled to be operational in the first half of 2024, the campus will follow in the footsteps of Dyson’s other inspiring spaces globally, which place an emphasis on the wellbeing of Dyson People. The architecture of the campus will prioritise air quality, natural light, and greenery to support collaboration and the generation of new ideas. The campus includes leisure and sports areas, as well as laboratories and offices. The new state-of-the-art facilities are the most significant of their kind in the Philippines for Dyson.