A Global Brand
Dyson Ltd is a British technology company that designs and manufactures heaters, bladeless fans, hand dryers and vacuum cleaners. It was founded in 1978 by James Dyson and has grown to be among the crème de la crème in its industry with thousands of customers in over 100 countries worldwide. In 1978, while James Dyson was renovating his property, he realized that the wheel of the wheelbarrow he was using was prone to punctures, was unstable and sank into the mud easily, problems that got him thinking of how he could come up with better ideas and improve the situation. He went through a series of trying and failing for the next couple of years but never gave up till 1984 when he came up with a fiberglass prototype of a barrow with a ball instead of a wheel, to all but mark the coming into existence of the Ballbarrow. Dyson bought a Hoover Junior vacuum cleaner later that year and yet again got disappointed with its vulnerability to breakdowns as it lost suction over time and clogged quickly. He disassembled the machine and realized the cause of the problem was a layer of dust in the bag that clogged the fine material mesh preventing the appliance from working properly. In a bid to come up with a better and more efficient vacuum cleaner, he visited a saw-mill in the neighborhood and learnt how large industrial cyclones could remove sawdust from the air. He opted to try the same principle in a vacuum cleaner. He replaced the bag in his Hoover Junior with a cardboard cyclone, only to realize it was a far much better option as it picked more dust and proved more resistant to breakdown. The bagless vacuum cleaner was born. In 2000, Dyson’s company came up with the Contra Rotator, a washing machine with two drums rotating in opposite directions. The characteristic bright Dyson colors, rather than the traditional black, grey or white on most other machines, were used to decorate the range. The machine failed to impress, though, and the company stopped manufacturing it a year later. In 2002, Engineer Derek Phillips from the company created a water sculpture in which water appears to flow up to the top of four ramps before cascading to the bottom of the next ramp in cycles. The creation was named??Wrong Garden’ and was a realization of optical illusions in the lithographs of Dutch artist M. C. Escher. In 2006, Dyson invented the Dyson Air blade, a hand dryer that uses a thin sheet of moving air to remove water rather than use heat to evaporate it. In 2013, the company produced the "Air Multiplier", a fan with no external blades. Recently in 2014, Dyson was in Tokyo to launch his company’s "360-eye" robotic vacuum cleaner which features 360 degrees mapping and scanning for navigation, a full width beater bar, user interface through Android app or free iOS, tank treads for traction, a high suction digital motor and cyclonic dust separation.