Company profile

Company Profile


Royal Philips of the Netherlands is a diversified technology company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy-efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare.

Creating innovations that matter to people


"Since the introduction of the first Philips light bulb more than 120 years ago, innovation and a people-centric approach have always been at the core of our company.


Our commitment is to deliver new healthcare and lighting technologies, as well as innovative and locally relevant consumer products that make a real difference to our customers, consumers and stakeholders across the globe. We believe that the best way for us to do this is through deep understanding of people’s needs and desires.


When we bring people and innovation together, we create the next generation of technology and things that people truly want and need. These are meaningful innovations that help people to be healthy, live well and enjoy life. This sets us apart and makes us Philips."

Business Highlights in Q4


Philips and UCHealth, an integrated delivery network (IDN) in Colorado, USA, signed a multi-year agreement for the implementation of Philips’ IntelliSpace Picture Archiving and Communications Systems across the IDN to optimize its image sharing workflow, thereby enhancing patient care and driving projected USD 11 million cost savings over five years.

On China’s biggest day for online shopping, ‘double 11’, Philips was a leading brand in categories like Male Grooming, Beauty, Garment Care, Kitchen Appliances and Oral Healthcare, with some product ranges selling out within minutes. Male shaving products were particularly popular, with over half a million Philips shavers sold in 24 hours.
Building on the company’s leadership in connected lighting, Philips entered into a global strategic alliance with Cisco to address the growing worldwide office market. Integrating Philips’ connected LED lighting system with Cisco’s IT network will save energy, improve building efficiency, and enhance employee well-being and productivity.

Rethinking the future


Our transition towards a circular economy


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Circular Economy


Philips’ transition to a Circular Economy


Philips’ journey


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Philips in Q4 2015
7.1 bln
Adjusted EBITA
842 mln
Net Loss
39 mln