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Philips focused on personal health
Philips Lanka Solutions Pvt. Limited, a subsidiary of The Netherlands based Royal Philips, today announced the expansion of its business in Sri Lanka through the introduction of new products focused on personal health. This portfolio will include Kitchen Appliances, grooming, coffee, baby care products and Air Purifiers.
Philips has been present in Sri Lanka since June 2013 and has primarily focused on its Healthcare business which offers health solutions focused on diagnosis, treatment, recovery and homecare for patients. Its Healthcare portfolio includes diagnostic imaging products like CT and MRI, obstructive sleep apnea management and home respiratory care products; as well as cardiology and patient monitoring solutions.
“At Philips we intend to serve our consumers across the health continuum starting from healthy living and prevention of diseases to the right diagnosis, treatment, recovery and home care. So far we were offering solutions for a part of this continuum with the help of our professional health care portfolio. With the introduction of new products focused on consumer health, we will now make sure that people are able to lead a good life, by monitoring and managing their health, be it the air they breathe, the food they eat or their personal hygiene,” says Sanjay Bapna, CEO, Philips Sri Lanka.
Since its establishment in 2013, Philips has grown its business significantly in Sri Lanka. Today Philips enjoys a leadership position in the healthcare industry, with all leading healthcare institutions Technomedics, NextGen and many more as its customers.
“Philips’ Personal Health portfolio which includes innovative and renowned products like the Air fryer, Soup-maker, juicers, blenders and Personal Care products have had a positive impact on the health and well-being of Sri Lankans. We are very happy to be the partners of choice in this mission and look forward to bring more innovative solutions to our customers,” says Mr. Buddhika Darmawardena – Deputy Director, Abans PLC.
“Philips is a brand that is associated with phenomenal products, innovation and service quality, and a deep understanding of the most implicit needs of its consumers. The new range of products is a proof that Philips understands what the people of Sri Lanka need in order to lead a healthier life,” adds Mr. Roshan Dinapala – Managing Director, Dinapala Group.
Mr. Nasser Majeed – CEO, Softlogic Retail Ltd adds, “We look forward to the collaboration with Philips to bring forward some of the most innovative personal health products in Sri Lanka. Our upscale Softlogic Max stores and national reach coupled with the quality and innovation that Philips is known for will present Sri Lankans with world class choices for products which enhance their personal health and well-being”.
Philips has already established a strong retail footprint for its products focused on personal health through channel partners like Dinapala, Abans, Bright Babies and Softlogic and is offering these across close to 800 touch points, including traditional and modern retail, in all major cities. Over the next few years, the company plans to increase this footprint to over 2000 touch points across major cities and towns in Sri Lanka.
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 106,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. 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. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.