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Multinationals in Asia: Dyson's whirlwind of ambition centers on Asia

Aiming for 100 new gadgets by 2020, vacuum maker eyes region for talent, customers

James Dyson wants his company to take a quantum leap and develop 100 new products by 2020.

SINGAPORE Dyson, known for its bagless vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans, wants to develop, make and sell a lot more products in Asia.

It didn't take long for the home appliance maker, founded in 1993, to become a household name. Its cord-free models are the top-selling vacuum cleaners in many developed markets and have grabbed the hearts of the middle classes in emerging economies.

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