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Dyson began 30 years ago when James Dyson tore the bag from his sluggish vacuum cleaner and replaced it with a cardboard cyclone. In doing so he created the first no loss of suction vacuum cleaner. Years of work and 5,127 prototypes later, Dyson’s DC01 vacuum cleaner finally rolled off the production line in 1993. Within 18 months it was the biggest selling vacuum cleaner in UK. Now employing 2,500 people (one third of them engineers), Dyson sells its vacuum cleaners in 49 countries. Over two thirds of its sales are made outside the UK. It has become the market leader in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. In 2006 Dyson launched the Dyson Airblade™, a fast, hygienic and energy efficient hand dryer, with the Dyson digital motor at its core. And in 2009, James launched the Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan, a bladeless fan that doesn’t chop up the air. Dyson’s focus is on research, design and development. Each year it invests millions in developing new and better technology. Dyson has over 1300 patents and patent applications for over 300 different inventions (March 2010). Dyson’s RDD investment has quadrupled over the last 5 years with plans to double engineers in 2010.
Hand DryersThe Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer: fast, hygienic and energy efficient