British home appliance giant Dyson, best known for its vacuum cleaners, will be hiring 450 new staff in Singapore and the U.K.
The new hires will be a part of Dyson’s £2.75 billion ($3.7 billion) global technology investment plan as the company seeks to expand research into advanced robotics and artificial intelligence.
The company said on Wednesday, In its global headquarters in Singapore, Dyson will recruit 250 new engineers to double its existing software and electronics, engineering teams. The firm currently employs about 1,400 people in the city-state, nearly half of which are engineers and scientists.
Dyson said it also plans to set up a cybersecurity research center in Singapore.
“We are growing our research and engineering teams to achieve radical leaps in the performance of our machines, underpinned by technologies such as solid-state batteries and robotics,” said Dyson, the company’s founder and chief engineer.