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Philips Electrical Industries Ltd, a subsidiary of N.V. Philips of the Netherlands.
1953 Manufacturer of TV sets 
1954 As Philips Electrical Ltd. Advert on this page for Electric Philishave Dry Shaver. 
1960 As part of the parent company's expansion into various areas of domestic appliances, acquired Ada of Halifax, makers of washing machines and spin driers; arrangement to collaborate with Morphy-Richards would go ahead even though that company was acquired by EMI.
1961 As Philips Electrical Ltd. Manufacturers of electrical apparatus, radio, television, record players, tape recorders, lamps and lighting fittings, domestic appliances and amplifying and cinema equipment. 
1961 Established Amalgamated Electric Services at Croydon to take over the service departments of:
1962 Joint venture with EMI to make magnetic tape for both companies in a factory to be built at Hayes. Joint venture of Research and Control Instruments with Redifon of the Rediffusion group, pooling the 2 companies' induction and dielectric heating businesses; to be called Intertherm; based in Brixton
1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Car radios.
By 1965 the British arm of Philips was Philips Electronic and Associated Industries; 30,000 employees.
1969 Principal subsidiaries were:
1969 Acquired English Electric Arc Welding