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Philips Sri Lanka expands its portfolio with more consumer-centric products focused on healthy living and wellness

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(left to right): Mr. Sujith Samaradiwakara, ‎Managing Director at Technomedics;
Mr Nasser Majeed, CEO, Softlogic Retail;
Mrs. Pri Ratnayake, Managing Director, Bright Babies;
Sanjay Bapna, CEO, Philips Sri Lanka;
Mr. Achala Jayathilaka, Senior Manager Brands, Abans
and Mr. Roshan Dinapala, Managing Director, Dinapala Group.

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.
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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.

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