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Vacuum cleaner maker looks to build on £364m profits
VACUUM cleaner maker Dyson is creating 250 UK engineering jobs.
The privately-owned group is taking on 650 workers across the world after revealing increased profits of £364m.
The company, founded by Sir James Dyson and famous for its bagless cyclone vacuum cleaner, said it is now benefiting from increased demand for its lightweight, battery-powered vacuum cleaners and range of hand dryers.
Sir James, who founded the company in 1993, said: “We are growing because of continuing robust investment in research and development.
“We have been developing Dyson digital motors for 15 years and we are now harnessing them to make smaller, more efficient machines.”
He said the firm will add about 400 engineers overseas, who will specialise in design, mechanics, electronics and motors.
The company has a 4,500-strong workforce, with about 850 engineers based at its Wiltshire headquarters.
It said it wants to expand into Asia, Latin America and China.
In 2011, Dyson put £70m of profits into research and development, and in February, opened a £150m Singapore plant to increase manufacturing by 200 per cent.
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