Dyson (company)

Dyson (company)

Dyson is a British technology company that designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, bladeless fans, and heaters

Dyson is a British technology company that designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, bladeless fans, and heaters. The company was founded by James Dyson in 1993 in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.

The company is focused on providing re-inventions that perform and look different in certain areas of technology including floor-care, environmental control, and personal care. They sell their machines in over seventy-five countries.

COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Dyson has received orders from the United Kingdom's government to make 10,000 ventilators in order to support against the threat of severe cases of coronavirus. The company recognizes that a ventilator supports patients who can no longer maintain their own airways, but that there is a shortage of these machines across the world.

Dyson designed a new ventilator, named the CoVent, within ten days of the official order. The ventilator was designed to be manufactured quickly and at large volumes, and are geared specifically towards the needs of coronavirus patients. Dyson claimed these ventilators to be ready by April, and that they would surpass the initial order of 10,000 units by donating 5,000 ventilators for the sake of international efforts against the virus.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adrian Thompson

Alan Sutherland

International President

James Dyson

Founder

James Rowan

Jim Roovers

Lennard Hoornik

Ryan den Rooijen

Scott McKie

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

James Dyson designed a new ventilator in 10 days. He's making 15,000 for the pandemic fight

Nada Bashir, CNN Business

Web

March 26, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Dyson

James Dyson

Malmesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Vaccum cleaners, household appliances/cleaners

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Rob Davies
May 21, 2020
the Guardian
Dyson told staff who were able to work from home to return to the office this week, in apparent contravention of government advice, then cancelled the plan. Photograph: Damir Šagolj/Reuters
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
May 20, 2020
Mail Online
British billionaire Sir James Dyson has unveiled the sole prototype of his company's electric car that was cancelled for being 'too risky'.
Matt Jancer
May 1, 2020
Wired
The Pure Humidify + Cool will leave you feeling both healthier and refreshed--all thanks to one machine.
Rob Davies
April 24, 2020
the Guardian
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BBC News
April 24, 2020
BBC News
Firm's founder says demand is less than envisioned but the government says tests are ongoing.
Darrell Etherington
March 26, 2020
TechCrunch
Companies around the world are shifting production lines and business models to address the needs of governments and healthcare agencies in their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Two companies answering that call are Dyson and Gtech, both of which are working on ventilator hardware, leveraging their experience building vacuums and other motor-driven airflow [...]
Paul Sandle
March 26, 2020
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Britain has placed an emergency order of 10,000 ventilators designed at breakneck speed by bagless vacuum cleaner company Dyson, the first fruits of an industry-wide call to arms to prepare for the looming peak of the coronavirus outbreak.
Cristina Criddle
March 24, 2020
BBC News
Vacuum-maker aims to engineer and make a new type of ventilator, but others are focusing on existing designs.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
March 16, 2020
Mail Online
Engineers are sceptical about the government's chances of "ramping up" production of medical ventilators during the "unprecedented" circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Zoe Kleinman
March 10, 2020
BBC News
The product uses flexible plates to protect hair but manufacturing has been affected by coronavirus.
Medea Giordano
March 10, 2020
Wired
We tried the company's $500 Corrale straightener, which claims to smooth hair with more precision--and less damage.
Tom Bartlett
March 6, 2020
Wired
"Electric towels" were supposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease. What if they've been doing the opposite?
John Horgan
February 28, 2020
Scientific American Blog Network
The iconoclastic physicist rejected the idea of an endpoint to the human quest for knowledge and happiness.
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
February 6, 2020
Mail Online
The British technology firm says that the design should allow for easier breathing and talking that conventional face masks - which tend to muffle one's mouth.
Matt Jancer
January 27, 2020
Wired
It's easy to get sucked into the brand's vast catalog. Here are the ones that floored us.
BBC News
November 29, 2019
BBC News
The UK company says the old power station will be an "inspiring backdrop" as it shifts to Asia.
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Geekologie
This is some home security cam footage of a family's Ecto-1 inflatable Halloween lawn decoration doing a barrel roll then speeding off across the street and behind a neighbor's house during high winds. WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
WIRED Staff
October 26, 2019
Wired
We've found great discounts on everything from vacuum cleaners to heated ski boots.
John Gapper
October 16, 2019
Financial Times
Aarian Marshall
October 13, 2019
Wired
Dyson scrubs plans to build an EV, Tesla owners learn the cars can't power their homes, and lightning that follows shipping lanes.
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