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Dyson announces £250 million expansion in Malmesbury

Wiltshire technology firm Dyson has announced a further expansion of its Malmesbury site, creating a further 3,000 jobs. The firm's founder Sir James Dyson has also pledged to invest a further billion in developing a hundred new products over the next four years.

The company will also increase production at its manufacturing plants in Singapore and Malaysia, and extend a research programme in universities.

This is in addition to a previously announced plan for a £250 million campus expansion at its Malmesbury site, creating three thousand jobs.

We must relentlessly invent - that's why we are investing in our research footprint here in the UK and investing in our manufacturing capabilities in South East Asia.

– Sir James Dyson

Sir James has also revealed that he would vote to leave the EU, saying Germany is too dominant.

Dyson to be Bath Rugby's new sponsor

Dyson has been revealed as Bath Rugby's new sponsor. The team has been the local club for the company's owner Sir James Dyson for more than two decades. He turned out with players and Club's owner to show off the new kit.

It's the first time the Aviva Premiership side has been supported by an international brand.


Dyson expansion plans

Wiltshire based Dyson will today be submitting plans for a £250 million pound expansion.The plans for the factory based in Malmesbury would create 3,000 jobs with the first of the new development facilities aiming to be open by 2016.

The plans are being backed by the local council but some people living in the area are concerned it could lead to major traffic.

Wiltshire based Dyson wants to build a £ 250 million pound expansion. Credit: ITV

Sir James Dyson on why they are recruiting

Wiltshire-based firm Dyson has reported a 19% rise in profits. It says long term investment in digital motors and new cordless vacuum technology fuelled sales and pushed turnover to £1.2bn in 2012

Now the company is looking to recruit 650 staff, increasing its engineers by 45%.

It says half of them will be recent graduates. They will work on developing smaller gadgets.

“We are growing because of continuing robust investment in research and development. We have been developing Dyson digital motors in Malmesbury for 15 years and we are now harnessing them to make smaller, more efficient machines.

It is powerful technology which sits at the heart of our 25 year pipeline of invention for Dyson.”

– Sir James Dyson, Founder of Dyson

Dyson to recruit hundreds of engineers

Researchers working at Dyson HQ in Malmesbury

Wiltshire-based company Dyson is looking to recruit 650 new staff. The firm, which has its headquarters in Malmesbury, is looking for engineers to work work on developing smaller gadgets such as cordless vacuum cleaners and hand driers.

250 of the new recruits would be based in the UK.

The firm is celebrating a good year - profits have risen 19% - to £364 million.

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