The industrial footprint of Philips in the Netherlands
Philips is an incredible company. After starting out as a little incandescent lamp factory in the south of the Netherlands, it developed into a global multinational with an enormously diverse product range. Philips has since gone on to focus on healthcare technology. Thanks to its meaningful innovations, Philips has made a difference all over the world – and it continues to do so to this day.
With the help of unique photographs, Philips manager Bert Tip takes the reader on a journey back in time to every Philips site that has ever existed in the Netherlands – from the smallest assembly studio in a rented village hall to the large factory sites where thousands of employees earned a living.
This second, fully revised edition includes an extra chapter with more than 250 new photographs that illustrate beautifully how Philips’ industrial footprint developed in the Netherlands. There is also information about how some of the former Philips sites have been transformed and given a new lease of life.
This is a fascinating account that is sure to appeal to anyone who has an interest in Philips.