Global consumer tech firm Dyson has announced that it is building a battery plant in Singapore and research and development campuses in the Philippines and the UK.
The Singapore facility will be completed this year and be fully operational by 2025.
The city-state – where the firm has its global headquarters – will play a part in producing battery cells for new Dyson products, it said in a statement. Meanwhile, the company’s battery program aims to develop smaller, lighter, more sustainable, and energy-dense batteries.
The Philippine technology center, which will cost 166 million pounds (US$207 million) to build, will feature laboratories, offices, as well as leisure and sports areas. Operations will begin in the first half of 2024.
To support the facility, the firm is looking to initially hire 400 engineers and over 50 graduate engineers by later this year. The company’s Philippine-based teams will focus on software, AI, robotics, fluid dynamics, and hardware electronics, among others.
Dyson is also opening a US$124.9 million technology center in Bristol, UK, which will house hundreds of software and AI engineers working on a pipeline of products.
These initiatives are part of its US$3.2 billion, five-year plan that aims to double its manufacturing footprint this year.