Philips Consumer Lifestyle has its biggest European site in Drachten.
Philips develops numerous innovative products at the Drachten site, such as shavers, beard trimmers, hairdryers, epilators, vacuum cleaners, SENSEO® coffee machines, and Wake-up Lights. Philips Drachten also develops and produces the shaving heads for all Philips shavers, and it produces high-end and mid-range shavers. Philips Drachten has 2,000 employees, including 600 developers drawn from among 35 nationalities.
The Innovation Cluster is very important to Philips. There is close partnership within this cluster between regional and local authorities, educational institutions, and companies. This initiative shows the responsibility felt by all parties to ensure a prosperous future for the Northern Netherlands.