Addressing global challenges
For 124 years, Philips has been a leader in building and shaping markets with our meaningful innovations. We have always been guided by our passion to improve people’s lives – true to our vision of making the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation.
In 2014 we announced the next phase of our Accelerate! transformation, moving from a holding company structured around multiple divisions to two stand-alone operating companies – in HealthTech and Lighting Solutions – with the ambition of capturing growth and creating value, both leveraging the trusted Philips brand.
With our understanding of many of the longer-term challenges our world faces, we see major opportunities to apply our innovative competencies and create value for our stakeholders by delivering technology solutions that improve people’s lives more effectively.
We see a growing need for integrated health care delivery
As the population gets older, with more chronic and lifestyle-related diseases, health care systems are struggling to increase access and quality of care while managing spiraling costs. At the same time, people are increasingly looking for new ways to proactively monitor and manage their health. This is driving the convergence of professional health care and consumer end-markets across the health continuum.
With customers expressing a need for integrated solutions, Royal Philips’ businesses in HealthTech – with their combined clinical and consumer capabilities and cloud-based digital health platform – are well positioned to capture growth in an increasingly connected world, where people are wanting to live healthier lives and societies are looking for more effective and lower-cost solutions along the health continuum. Their total addressable market is estimated at over EUR 100 billion.
We see increasing demand for energy-efficient and digital lighting
The lighting industry is undergoing a radical transformation, driven by the market’s transition to LED and digital technology. Three mega-trends are providing a huge opportunity.
The rapid rise in the world’s population and in new lighting applications is increasing global demand for light. At the same time, with lighting accounting for 19% of global electricity consumption, the world really needs that light to be energy-efficient. And with the integration of LED technology, lighting controls and software opening up new functionality and services, the world will also benefit from the compelling new applications that digital light can offer.
As a stand-alone company, the Lighting Solutions business will be better positioned to capture the value which is shifting from individual products to connected LED lighting systems and services, more than offsetting the decline of conventional lighting. Its total addressable market is estimated at over EUR 60 billion.