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The foundations of Philips were laid in 1891 when Anton and Gerard Philips established Philips & Co. in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The company begun manufacturing carbon-filament lamps and by the turn of the century, had become one of the largest producers in Europe. In 1983 Philips claims to have made a technological landmark: the launch of the Compact Disc. Other milestones of the time included the production of Philips' 100-millionth TV set in 1984. The business expanded in the 1980s through the acquisitions of GTE Sylvania's television concern and Westinghouse's lamps business. Moving into the 21st century, Philips continued to change and grow. In 2004 Philips unveiled its new brand promise of sense and simplicity.

As part of its Vision 2010, the organisational structure was simplified from January 1, 2008 by forming three sectors: Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle. These steps further position Philips as a market-driven, people-centric company with a strategy and a structure that fully reflect the needs of its customer base.

General Reputation

Known for its innovation, Philips is a very good all rounder that holds its own in all areas.

Reputation - White Goods

While Armagh Electrical.com does not stock Philips white goods - the situation may change in the future on the strength of the brand's reputation and massive product range. Building on its brand promise of 'Sense and Simplicity', Philips has nurtured and matured a discerning range of Kitchen Appliances and Smaller Appliances, which includes Coffee Makers, Irons and Food Preparation equipment.

Reputation - Brown Goods

Without a shadow of a doubt Philips is synonymous for its Home Entertainment range. The eye-catching portfolio includes LCD Televisions, MP3 and Media Players, Home Theatre, Portable TVs and DVD/CDS, Players and Recorders, Wireless Audio products, Digital TV Receivers and Audio Products.

Perfectly tuned to make the most of its advanced screens, Philips Home Theatre Systems boast features that take your home cinema experience to another level. The Ambisound technology lets you experience fully immersive surround sound without the need for multiple speakers and wires.

Meanwhile, the Philips Cinema 21:9 is claimed to be the worlds first ultra-wide TV that perfectly matches the original 2.39:1 movie format used by directors. Be blown away by films the way theyre meant to be seen. No more black bars on the screen. Immersive Ambilight is surround sound for the eyes. The power and emotion of the film literally bursts out of the screen.

Green Credentials

Over 40 environmental benchmarks have been adopted by Philips, including those on VCRs and DVD players.


Philips appliances come with a 1 Year Parts and Labour Warranty.

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