Malmesbury - History
In June 1993, James Dyson, the industrial designer behind Dyson vacuum cleaners, located a research and development centre and factory in Malmesbury to produce his products. All Dyson vacuum cleaners and washing machines were made at the Malmesbury factory, until 2002, when production was outsourced to Malaysia (with washing machine production to follow suit in 2003).
The site is still used as Dyson’s head office and main research and development facility, employing a substantial number of people from the local community.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyson_(company) (last accessed on 08/07/2011).