News-Spot | Business News | Jul 30, 2013

Philips Lumileds Adds Two Leading Distributors of LED Components in Japan

In a move to expand product availability and speed time-to-market of LED lighting solutions, Philips Lumileds today announced signing distribution agreements with Macnica/Clavis Company and Marubeni Metals in Japan. The two new agreements enable immediate access to Philips Lumileds application-specific LEDs in Japan.

“Our new distribution partners will have full access to the products, services and people at Philips Lumileds,” said Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre, CEO Philips Lumileds. “Macnica/Clavis Company and Marubeni Metals are now able to provide their customer base with access to the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of application-specific LED solutions. Philips Lumileds is adding these market leaders to our distribution portfolio, further demonstrating our total commitment to the success of our customers.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Philips Lumileds and excited to add their world class LED products in our line card,” said Jun Ikeda, Clavis Company President. “We expect that we can further expand business in rapidly growing illumination market here in Japan by offering their cutting-edge LED products with our wide range of driver portfolio.”

“I would like to express my profound gratitude to Philips Lumileds for supporting Marubeni, said Shinji Shindo, President of Marubeni Metals Corporation. “To become an official distributor is truly a new stage for our future relationship and I am very excited for the fact that we able to handle the entirety of Philips Lumileds products from LED chips to modules shall definitely expand our customer base.”

Philips Lumileds products are now available in Japan through Macnica and Marubeni: http://www.philipslumileds.com/about-us/howtobuy

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 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 115,000 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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