Philips opens LED lighting campus in Chengdu, China
HENGDU, China -- Philips LED Lighting Campus in Chengdu that has been closely watched by the industry was opened on December 20, in the western campus of the Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone (Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province). On the same day, Philips also unveiled its world-class Lighting Application Center that is located within the facility. The inauguration ceremony of the Lighting Application Center was graced by the presence of nearly one hundred distinguished guests, including government officials of Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone, Patrick Kung, Member of the Executive Committee and CEO of Philips Greater China, and Tommy Leong, President of Philips Lighting Greater China.
In early 2011, Philips announced China as another "Home Market" following the Netherlands and the U.S. As an important step of this strategy, Philips announced in June 2011 that it would set up its second headquarters of China in the Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone. The new headquarters is intended to support the Western China Development Strategy while ensuring better services for the central and western markets. In December of the same year, Philips signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Chengdu Municipal Government and announced to establish Philips LED Lighting Campus in the Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, which was finally completed today after more than two years of preparations and construction.