An unproven Chinese spy in the middle of an industrial espionage scandal has been named as Dyson, the vacuum cleaner constructor, seeks the return of its top secret technology. Dyson claims Yong Pang, an engineer focusing on electric motors, was paid more than 13,000 EUR by a German competitor to pass on the technology, which is at the core of future product development.
They say that Bosch, which employs 70 times the number of staff across the world, then shared what it learned with their Chinese manufacturer. Pang was working as a senior motor-drive engineer at Dyson’s headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, from June 2010 until he was dismissed for gross misconduct in June last year, according to papers lodged with the High Court.
He had worked at Bosch from April 2006 to December 2008 and then went on to work for the international engine manufacturer Ricardo. An internet entry says he worked as an electric machine design engineer for Ricardo and lived in Ipswich, Suffolk.