Home appliance giant Dyson is planning to manufacture its own batteries, TheElec has learned.
The UK company is planning to manufacture small pouch-type batteries in collaboration with South Korean equipment makers, sources said.
Dyson is planning to build its factory in Singapore with an expected annual production capacity of 1GWh.
Dyson has previously used cylinder batteries in its wireless home appliance products.
It first used 1865 batteries but expanded to 2070 batteries that support high output and ultra-fast charging.
It has previously used Panasonic as its supplier of batteries. Dyson’s plan to manufacture its own pouch-type batteries is expected to negatively affect the Japanese supplier.
Dyson has contacted around ten South Korean companies that offer mixing, formation and logistics equipment.
However, the pouch battery the UK company plans to manufacture has a very unique design, sources said.
This is because it has higher energy density and stability than the cylinder batteries it currently uses, they said.
Head dryers and other products that are not wireless are expected to use the new battery first.
However, for wireless cleaners, Dyson may opt for cylinder batteries again as they require battery packs and it is difficult to reduce their weight meaningfully.