Philips in Malaysia

Philips has had a presence in Malaysia since the late 1930’s. The business activities of the Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia at that time included manufacturing, exports, local sales and marketing. In 1960, Philips Malaysia, which was incorporated initially, sold light bulbs through appointed agents. By 1970s Philips had taken over marketing operations and expanded its range of products. Today, having established a credible and reputable name in various industries which include lighting, healthcare and consumer lifestyle, the business activities of the company consist of sales, marketing, technical and application support.


Ambitious in attaining continuous profitable growth, Philips contributes significantly to the local economy. Philips ambition is to grow its position in Asia Pacific and to ensure this region contributes to one third of Philips’ global revenue. Key to Philips success is the need to grow in China, India and ASEAN, where Philips views ASEAN as a single integrated market of which Malaysia plays an important role.


In Malaysia, Philips is committed to a market-driven approach for the company to bring hi-technology to the doors of consumers to improve the quality of people’s lives.


Philips Businesses


A leading supplier of diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring devices, Philips Healthcare delivers one of the world's most robust portfolios of medical equipment for faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment. The Philips' product-line includes best-in-class technologies in X-ray, ultrasound, magnetic resonance, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, PET, radiation oncology systems, patient monitoring, information management and resuscitation products, as well as a range of training and education services. Philips Healthcare is represented in more than 100 countries, employing 22,000 people.


Philips Healthcare is committed to leading the way in developing technologies and services to help healthcare providers improve quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care, from diagnosis to treatment. Extensive research and developments is conducted in close co-operation with Philips Research and over 30 medical and technical institutions.


In Malaysia Philips has supplied the MRI, CT scan and Cardiovascular systems, as well as the latest Patient Monitoring Systems and Ultrasound and HeartStart Defibrillator to some of the renowned private and public hospitals in the country. Philips is also the market leader in cardiovascular, patient monitoring and echocardiography systems locally. This leadership position was attained through the establishment and maintenance of strong customer partnerships with the local hospitals. Philips Malaysia is also renowned in providing excellent after sales service by a team of well-trained and experienced engineers.


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Philips is No.1 in the global lighting market, a position supported by leadership in innovation combined with a systematic approach to seeking out new market opportunities.Our ambition is to set the pace in the lighting industry as the first-choice innovative partner for the supply of creative and cost-effective lighting solutions.


Our products are found all around the world: not only everywhere in the home, but also in a multitude of professional applications, for example 30 per cent of offices, 65 per cent of the world's top airports, 30 per cent of hospitals, 35 per cent of cars and 55 per cent of the worlds major football stadiums (seven of the ten at the 2002 soccer World Cup in Japan/Korea). Products include a full range of halogen lamps, compact and normal fluorescent lamps, high-intensity gas-discharge and special lamps, fixtures, ballasts, lighting electronics, and automotive lamps and LED lights.


Philips Lighting has a solution for all requirements and these include for industrial, shop, office, road and area, hospitality, sports, city beautification, flash lights homes, schools, petrol stations and the automotive industry. Philips Lighting employs some 47,000 people at various manufacturing locations worldwide.


Locally, Philips is responsible for lighting numerous landmark projects and these include using the intelligent lighting system for the 67km KLIA express highway, ministerial buildings in the administrative hub, the longest river bridge in Sungai Dinding, Perak, the exterior and interior of the KLCC twin tower, lecture halls and the library of the Cyberjaya Multimedia University. Philips has set a clear leadership position especially with its lighting products which is not only limited to road lighting but has introduced a whole new dimension to lighting through its city beautification lighting projects, which is said to have an emotional impact to people. Some of the products, which Philips offers to the local market, include lamps, gears, luminaries and automotive and special lighting. Philips is also providing its solid state lighting which enables designers to create a new breed of lighting fixtures that dedicate much less space to the light source, eliminate the need to replace bulbs, and require less energy.


Philips Lumileds facilaity in Malaysia 
In August 2005, Royal Philips Electronics of Netherlands acquired Agilent Technology’s 47% shares in Lumileds Lighting Int B.V. This resulted in Philips having earned the controlling ownership in Lumileds, which produces solid-state lighting. Through this Philips expanded its leadership profile in lighting by further expansion of the solid-state lighting (Light Emitting Diode) business. In Malaysia, there is a Philips Lumileds factory based in Bayan Lepas in Penang and employs 1800 people.

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Consumer Products


Consumer Electronics


Philips is one of the world's top three consumer electronics companies, with a range of products based on the company’s world-leading digital technology competencies, and designed to enhance consumers’ everyday lives - at home, at work or on the move. Not only is Philips one of the largest manufacturers of color TVs but we also pioneered the development digital TV systems and CD applications. While in Europe and Asia, Philips has made its mark as the largest manufacturer of VCRs.


Our range of sight and sound products is among the worlds best. From TVs to VCRs, mini-compos, to CD players, VCDs to DVDs, there’s a cutting edge technology in each of them. Philips also pioneered the flat TV concept and the solid-state digital audio player.


Locally, Philips consumer electronics’ products are sold through the big retail companies and hypermarkets and offer compatible prices. In a recent GFK report, Philips was ranked number one for DVD and Flat TV.


Domestic Appliances and Personal Care


Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care (DAP) is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative domestic and lifestyle appliances in more than 60 countries. The division employs some 8,200 people globally.


Renowned for its electronics technology, Philips is the only non-Asian supplier that covers all major domestic and personal care appliances for the Asian markets. From the electric shaver to blender, hairdryer, iron and a host of domestic and personal care appliances, Philips has put in years of experience, research and development. These products are among the best in the world.


Philips DAP & Personal Care makes a wide range of products that help people prepare healthy and tasty food and beverages, take care of their homes and garments, and enhance their appearance and sense of well-being.


The products are divided into the following categories:
Shaving & beauty
Consumer healthcare & wellness
Home environment care
Oral health care
Food & beverage

Philips vision for the local market is the ability to offer every Malaysians the best choice in electrical home and personal care improvement appliances via our global product’s portfolio.


Locally, Philips DAP products are distributed through key customers nationwide and they include Courts, Parkson, HSL to name a few.


Modern Retail Lighting


Modern retail lighting is a sales channel targeted at home users. Modern retail accounts are multi-city, national, regional or global retailers with multiple outlets in the country. These retailer normally prefer single point of contact with manufacturer or distributor when working with both HQ and outlets. Its main objective is to establish an optimum distribution structure that ensures superior Philips Lighting product availability in Modern Retail channel, through direct influence on distributor and/or Modern Retail customers; capitalizing on the unique characters of each Modern Retails segment to reach home users in Malaysia.


The range of products offer through Modern retail channel are home lighting products. Energy Saving Bulbs, Incandescent bulbs, Halogen, Fluorescent tubes and now we are introducing LED and table lamps into the market. Lighting is found in Carrefour (exclusive Philips), Giant, Tesco, Ace Harware, Jusco amongst other outlets.


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Sustainability at Philips Malaysia is all about improving the health and well-being of individuals and the communities they live in. At the same time we strive relentlessly to improve the environmental performance of our products and processes, and to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain.


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Human Resources

Philips is a world-class company that attracts, develops and retains diverse talent for all stakeholders. HR is committed to supporting the business and enhancing the competitiveness of our people to contribute to our business results and developing a sustainable society.


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