To support software, connected machine and new home-trial program.

Dyson has opened the doors to its new Technology Lab in Shanghai, in the presence of Huangpu District Vice Mayor Mr Jeff Chen and British Ambassador to China Dame Barbara Woodward.

Dyson is creating a dedicated team of 50 engineers and supporting roles over the next 12 months in China as part of its 2.5 billion Pound global expansion plan. The Technology Lab’s engineering team will focus on researching new technology for Chinese consumers and their homes, bringing connected technology to market quicker than ever before.

Engineers will work closely with their UK and Singapore counterparts to conduct in-home research and user trials. Purification, intelligent machines, and personal care devices will be core areas of focus.

Dyson founder, James Dyson said, “The future of technology lies in harnessing the power of software and hardware combined. That will be our focus in Dyson’s new Technology Lab as we bring online smart, connected machines ensuring they are suitable to Chinese needs. Focusing on real Chinese homes and real usage, our bright minds in the UK and Singapore with insights from those in China, aim to deliver a pipeline of new technologies in the years ahead.”

Dyson chief operating officer, Jim Rowan added, “As we grow in China so must our ability to localise apps and software, bringing technology online quicker than ever before. As a country, China is right at the forefront of an intelligent machine revolution, so we’ll be seeking its brightest minds to join us in shaping the connected Dyson technology of the future”.