Lordco Auto Parts Names Lumileds as Preferred Automotive Lighting Supplier


- Philips lighting products will be available at all Lordco stores across British Columbia



Farmington Hills, MI - Lumileds, LLC, a subsidiary of Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG), has been selected by Lordco Auto Parts as the preferred supplier of Philips automotive lighting products. Lordco Auto Parts is the largest distributor and retailer of automotive parts and accessories in British Columbia. Philips automotive lighting products will be available at all Lordco locations.



Lordco will be offering its customers the complete selection of Philips brand automotive lighting for both commercial and retail programs. The Philips line includes the full range of standard lighting and upgrade halogen lighting options, as well as LED upgrades and a full range of xenon HID headlight bulbs.



The announcement was made by Roger Bird, Senior National Accounts Manager, North America, who noted, “We are honored to be chosen as the preferred automotive lighting supplier for Lordco. We want to help Lordco increase their lighting sales by not only providing the newest and finest innovations in automotive lighting, but also delivering excellent program support and customer service. This partnership is a testament to the hard work of our sales team and marketing department.”



Doug Coates, CEO of Lordco Auto Parts added, “We are excited to be able to offer the full line of Philips lighting products to our customers. We now carry an assortment of lighting products that fit into every segment that we trade in. Having Lumileds as our commercial and retail partner gives us everything needed to grow our lighting business: leadership in the automotive market, a deep and innovative product line, and a world-renowned brand name.”



In addition to the full range of lighting solutions, Lumileds will be supporting Lordco stores with a variety of sales tools to help drive sales for both professional and do-it-yourself customers. These include Philips print and electronic catalogs, planogram headers, LED displays, and HID and LED point of sale displays.



About Lordco Auto Parts

Lordco Auto Parts is the largest distributor and retailer of automotive parts and accessories in British Columbia. Incorporated in 1974, Lordco currently employs about 1,825 associates including 100 outside sales representatives. The company has approximately 92 locations throughout British Columbia, including Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, the Kootenays, the Okanagan, and other regions throughout BC.



For further information, please contact:

Ann-Marie Hines

Sr. Marketing Manager

Lumileds, LLC

34119 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Farmington Hills, MI 48331

Tel: 248-699-2214

Email: ann-marie.hines@lumileds.com



About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips’ health technology portfolio generated 2015 sales of EUR 16.8 billion and employs approximately 69,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.



About Lumileds

Lumileds is the global leader in light engine technology. The company develops, manufactures and distributes groundbreaking LEDs and automotive lighting products that shatter the status quo and help customers gain and maintain a competitive edge. With a rich history of industry “firsts,” Lumileds is uniquely positioned to deliver lighting advancements well into the future by maintaining an unwavering focus on quality, innovation and reliability. To learn more about our portfolio of light engines, visit lumileds.com. Lumileds is a subsidiary of Royal Philips. (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA).



Doug Coates, CEO of Lordco Auto Parts, with Lumileds Sales representative, Kevin McGladdery of McGladdery Sales Marketing.



Lordco Auto Parts is now offering the complete selection of Philips automotive lighting in all of its stores.



Media Contact:



Ann-Marie Hines

Sr. Marketing Manager

Lumileds, LLC

34119 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Farmington Hills, MI 48331

Tel: 248-957-4085

Email: ann-marie.hines@lumileds.com


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