Each year millions of Dyson vacuum cleaners, hand dryers and fans are transported around the world. We strive to do this in the most energy efficient way.
Dyson machines are manufactured in the Far East and shipped all over the world - as efficiently as possible. Where possible, boxes are loaded directly into shipping containers (rather than first stacking boxes onto wooden pallets and then into containers). "Floor loading" is eradicating wooden pallets. It's done away with the need for methyl bromide fumigation too.
No pallets means more machines fit in a shipping container. Our engineers, packaging designers and logistics team work together so that our machines and packaging are the optimal size to fit the maximum number of boxes in one shipping container. No wasted space means no wasted fuel.
On land we maximise the use of railways or barges to get our machines from port to the warehouse. For example a machine bought in New York, will have come into port on the West Coast, travelled across the States on a train to the warehouse in Chicago and then only the final leg by road.