Established in 1962 and part of the Philips Group since 1970, the former domestic appliances factory became one of five centers of excellence and development for consumer lifestyle products. At the Klagenfurt site, innovative body and hair care, domestic, and health and wellness products are developed. Key components, such as shaving, hair clipper and epilator heads as well as vibrating heads for Sonicare electric toothbrushes are also manufactured here.
Philips Austria is committed to supporting the company’s development into a leading player in healthcare and wellness with innovative ideas and superior quality. This requires ongoing research and the continuous development of future technologies and new products. A combination of many years’ know-how, innovative design possibilities, rapid prototyping and high-precision mold- and toolmaking, and the realization of state-of-the-art production solutions make all the difference here.
In addition to the technical aspects, Philips Austria emphasizes its employees, who benefit from the numerous training courses and health-promoting activities offered by the company. For this very reason, Philips Austria was named Austria’s best employer for the second year running, again receiving the Great Place To Work award in 2015.
New products are being continually developed in three product segments: domestic appliances, body care and key components. A team of 330 highly motivated, innovative engineers from 14 countries develop around 25 new products—from the design studies to the prototypes—as well as the tooling required for their production.