Company Profile

Company Profile


Royal Philips of the Netherlands is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights.

Building the Leading Company in Health and Well-Being


We seek to improve the quality of people’s lives through focusing on their health and well-being. Quite simply, we want to help people live a healthy, fulfilled life.


By “health” we mean not only medical-related aspects of health, but also keeping fit, eating a healthy diet, and generally living a healthy lifestyle.


By “well-being” we mean general sense of fulfillment, feeling good and at ease. “Well-being” also refers to a sense of comfort, safety and security people feel in their environment – at home, at work, when shopping or on the road. Our focus on Health and Well-being automatically implies that we contribute to building a sustainable society.

Business Highlights in Q1


Expanding its leadership in image-guided interventions and therapy, Philips has globally introduced its EchoNavigator live image-guidance tool, a world-first technology that combines live X-ray and 3D ultrasound to support structural heart-disease repairs without the need for open-heart surgery.

Driving growth in its Oral Healthcare business, Philips launched its latest sonic toothbrush at the world’s largest dental show. Designed to provide a deeper clean between teeth, the Sonicare FlexCare Platinum features a pressure sensor for an optimum brushing technique.
Leveraging its expertise in LED lighting solutions, Philips has won a multi-year contract to switch the majority of the lighting in Paris’ metro and RER stations to LED. This will improve the quality of the light while halving the energy usage.
Philips in Q1 2013
5.3 mln
Adjusted EBITA 
402 mln
Net income
162 mln