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Dyson's makes 80k gadgets a day as demand soars in Asia

"Gale Handy" (2020-06-08)

Demand in Asia for Dyson vacuum cleaners, hairdryers and fans in Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea sent sales soaring. at the firm founded by billionaire Sir James Dyson grew 40 per cent during 2017 to £3.5billion, with profits up 27 per cent to £801million.

Most (73 per cent) of that growth came from Asia, where the firm makes it goods in Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia. 

Demand in Asia for Dyson fans (left) and hairdryers (right) in Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea have sent sales soaring

Dyson, 70, said: ‘They want new technology, they want better design, they want better engineering, they are very attuned to it, and we have done very well there.

‘As I think anyone who has made a big deal of exporting to the Far East will find out, it's an incredible region.' 






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His firm is now ploughing up to £8million per week into research and development, mostly in the UK as it takes a leap into electric cars and robotics.

Dyson produced its 100 millionth machine in 2017 as total manufacturing volume reached a record 80,000 machines a day.

Last year it announced plans to spend £2billion developing a battery-powered electric car, with staff having worked on the project for more than two years already at its headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. 

Dyson said the firm was still on track to produce its first electric car by 2020 but had not yet decided where they would be made. 

The UK is thought to be in contention with Singapore, Malaysia and China for the work.

Dyson said that the company was also ploughing money into robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. 

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