In was in 1978 when James Dyson grew frustrated with the performance of his vacuum cleaner. When he disassembled it, he noticed that the bag had become clogged with dust, causing the suction to decrease. He’d recently constructed an industrial cyclone tower for his company that used centrifugal force to filter paint particles from the air. Could the same approach, however, be applied to a vacuum cleaner?
He got down to business, and after 5 years and 5,127 prototypes created the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner. Today, Dyson machines can be found in over 65 countries around the world. Dyson has developed from a single individual with a single concept to a global technological corporation employing over 1,000 engineers. At its heart lies Dyson’s headquarters in Malmesbury, England, which conducts extensive research, design, and development. Every day, James Dyson and his team of engineers are hard at work here, continuously looking for ways to improve things.