Dyson will set up in the Philippines a software laboratory that would help develop new technologies for its expanding range of products.
In a press conference, Scott Maguire, Dyson chief operating officer, said the company will hire 400 software engineers over the next three years at the center to be located in Alabang.
The software laboratory in the Philippines joins Dyson’s research and development centers in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, Singapore and Malaysia that would elevate the Filipino talent to a new level.
Maguire said the new center follows Dyson’s success in the Philippines the past three years.
The company’s facility in Calamba, Laguna manufactures Dyson digital motors, the heart of the technology that goes into its products that include vacuum cleaners, air purifiers and hair stylers/dryers.
Maguire added the young, skilled talent pool of the Philippines was a key factor in choosing the country as the site of the new center.
The software development is intended for a new generation of intelligent machines to be produced by Dyson as part of its 2.75-billion pound investment in future technology.
The Philippine manufacturing site, Maguire said, is strategically crucial in the supply chain of Dyson in Asia, which is a fast growing region for the company.
That facility employs 600 people and produces 13 million Dyson Hyperdymiummotors a year.