Philips Healthcare takes back and refurbishes medical equipment. By keeping vital parts in the chain, the health technology leader can give medical institutions access to high-quality products within the budget.
Health Technology Leader
Philips has a special offer for one of the largest medical devices in a hospital, the MRI scanner, under the name Diamond Select Advance MRI system. Philips takes back imaging systems from all over the world. Philips opened a new refurbishing factory in Best, the Netherlands in 2014. Used components are given a second life as part of the Diamond Select Advance program. The new system of the radiology clinic includes among others a fully renovated 3000 kg magnet with a warranty of at least 10 years.
Philips is able to re-use up to 98% of the total weight of an MRI system
The essential steps
For the successful marketing of the refurbished equipment, Philips had to take the following steps:
- Business Models – Philips has set-up a dedicated refurbished systems business team that manages take-back and optimized re-use of components.
- Design – The smart design for reuse makes it possible to offer a high performance system at an affordable price.
- Cooperation – The Diamond Select Advance program is a direct result of close collaboration between Refurbished Systems, the service organization, the market and the end customer.
- Reverse Logistics – Reverse Logistics includes the de-installation of systems by Philips trained employees, and transport to a Refurbished Systems factory.
Philips Refurbished Systems offers not only MRI scanners but also refurbished CT scanners, interventional X-ray equipment and ultrasound equipment.
The Best Practices
Holland Circular Hotspot (HCH) wants to support international cooperation on the circular economy, with the aim of creating business opportunities and promoting the exchange of knowledge and innovation. In the magazine Circular Is Going Global - Join Holland's Flow you can read which circular best practices the Netherlands has to offer.