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Sir James Dyson

Dyson to create 250 new engineering jobs in Malmesbury

Industrialist and entrepreneur Sir James Dyson is to create 250 new engineering jobs at his Malmesbury HQ to develop new gadgets.

The firm is taking on 650 new skilled engineers across the globe, after announcing a 19 percent growth in profits to £364 million.

Turnover also increased by 17 percent tp £1.24 billion, with strong demand in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Growth, the company said, was driven by a demand for new lightweight, battery-powered vacuum cleaners, powered by the company’s revolutionary small digital motors.

Mr Dyson, who founded the company that bears his name in 1993, said: “We have been developing Dyson digital motors in Malmesbury for 15 years and we are now harnessing them to make smaller, more efficient machines.

“We are growing because of continuing robust investment in research and development.”

Dyson chief executive Max Conze added: “Our sights are set on expanding in Asia and Latin America and bringing Dyson technology to more people across China.

“Good technology is something people want around the world.”

Dyson employs 4,500 people around the world, 1,500 of whom are scientists and engineers. Around 850 engineers are based at the R&D headquarters in Malmesbury.

Its products are manufactured in Malaysia and sold in 67 countries.