Dyson bagless vacuum cleaners are world renowned, but where did they come from?

James Dyson studied furniture and interior design at the Royal College of Art between 1966 and 1970 before moving into engineering. Whilst still at College, Dyson launched the Sea Truck, which has had sales of over $500 million to date. The next Dyson invention was the Ballbarrow, which replaced the wheel on a wheelbarrow with a ball, allowing greater traction and mobility. Dyson had more successful inventions including the Trolleyball for launching boats, and the Wheelboat, which could travel at up to 64km/h on both land and water.

The idea for better vacuum cleaners came about whilst Dyson was renovating his home in the late 1970s. Dyson became disillusioned with the performance of his vacuum cleaner as it kept losing suction. Using the existing cyclone technology utilised in his Ballbarrow factory, it took 5 years and over 5000 prototypes before Dyson launched the G-Force vacuum cleaner in 1983. Despite Dyson's previous successful inventions, no major vacuum cleaner manufacturer or distributor was interested in his product. Dyson then launched his New Vacuum Cleaner himself in Japan, selling through catalogues. Undeterred by a selling price of £2000, Dyson's G-Force sold well, and quickly became a status symbol. Dyson patented the idea in America in 1986, and in 1991, Dyson's G-Force won the International Design Fair prize in Japan.

Dyson opened his own manufacturing company in Wiltshire in 1993, and now Dyson's outsell vacuum cleaners from other manufacturers in the UK. 2005 saw Dyson become the number one selling vacuum cleaner by value in America. The Dyson Dual Cyclone became the fastest selling vacuum cleaner in the UK.

Continuous research and development led Dyson scientists and engineers to obtain more suction by using a smaller diameter cyclone. Using TV advertising that focused on the fact that Dyson vacuum cleaners don't need a bag, turned out to be persuasive than emphasising the improved performance over traditional vacuum cleaners. Other manufacturers took note of the success of Dyson, and introduced their own bagless vacuum cleaners, and in 2002, Dyson successfully sued Hoover for patent infringement.

Rising manufacturing costs led Dyson to move manufacturing to Malaysia in 2002, with a loss of 800 jobs, whilst Dyson Research and Development remained in Wiltshire. This brought about widespread condemnation as Dyson was the only manufacturing company in Wiltshire. Increased investment in Research and Development means that Dyson now employs more people in Wiltshire, than before manufacturing moved to Malaysia.

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