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Company Overview of Dyson Ltd.

Company Overview

Dyson Ltd. manufactures and supplies vacuum cleaners, fans and heaters, hand dryers, accessories, and groom tools. It offers upright, cylinder, cordless, and handheld vacuum cleaners; desk, tower, and pedestal fans; humidifiers; and spares and replacement parts, as well as tangle-free turbine tools. The company sells its products through retailers in the United Kingdom; and online. Dyson Ltd. was founded in 1991 and is based in Malmesbury, United Kingdom with additional offices in Australia, China, Great Britain and Ireland, the Netherlands, the United States, Japan, Spain, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Canada, Italy, and Singapore/Malaysia.

Tetbury Hill

Malmesbury,  SN16 0RP

United Kingdom

Founded in 1991


44 1666 827200


44 1666 827298

Key Executives for Dyson Ltd.

Chief Executive
Founder and Chief Engineer
International Marketing Director
Hr Director for South East Asia
Marketing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Dyson Ltd. Key Developments

Dyson Announces Investment of GBP 1.5 Billion for New Technology Campus and Product Development

Dyson announced a four year investment drive of GBP 1.5 billion which includes funding for research and development on design innovations at a new campus in Dyson UK headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Construction work on the GBP 250 million campus project has reportedly begun and the first new building is due to open in early 2016. Dyson announced to invest a third of its profits into research and development and it plans to launch 100 new electrical products over the next four years.

Samsung Electronics Files Lawsuit for Libel against Dyson

Samsung Electronics filed a lawsuit for libel against Dyson claiming that Dyson tarnished its reputation. Samsung took the case to the Seoul Central District Court. The move came after Dyson withdrew its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung. The compensation claimed is estimated to be KRW 10 billion ($9.4 million), based on Samsung's brand value of about KRW 63 trillion. However, the company said this was only the initial compensation, hinting that the settlement amount would rise down the road.

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