Philips was founded in 1981 in The Netherlands and headquartered in Amsterdam. With approximately 120000 multinational employee, 23000 million euro sales (2009), manufacturing facilities in 28 countries and sales in 150, it represents one of the largest diversified industrial companies.
Philips activities are divided over the three sectors, lighting, healthcare and consumer lifestyle. Philips CL has currently 18000 employees across the world and a turnover of 8000 million euro. The business unit is responsible for producing televisions, audio & video devices, shavers, house hold appliances, mother and child care devices. The predevelopment centers are placed in Eindhoven (TV, audio video) and Drachten (domestic appliances).
Philips will take part in work packages 1, 6 and 8 (and will lead WP 8). They will define together with the partners the polymers to be investigated, investigate the properties of the plastics supplied using injection moulding and produce demonstrators with the supplied materials, test the parts. They have huge experience producing appliances and have extensive knowledge on material properties and their behaviour during molding.
The key staff members on the project will be:
- Fokke J. van der Veen, Senior Technology & Development Engineer Moulding Technologies. Fokke studied Mechanical Engineering at Twente University and graduated in the chair Designing in Plastics. Directly after, he started working at Philips April 1996 with main task simulation of the injection molding process. Lately, he is more and more involved in pre-development projects, eg. developing low cost high quality plain plastic shaver housing shells.
- Dr. Sepas Setayesh, Senior Technology and Development Engineer Materials and Finishing