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    The first Italian supermarket 

    to protect shoppers
    with UV-C 

    The first Italian supermarket to protect shoppers with UV-C

    Milan, Italy

  has installed Philips UV-C disinfection devices in two shops in Milan. Their ultimate goal is to install them across their entire chain of retail stores. Italy

    We are always

    looking for technologies

    and services that allow us to keep up with changes. For this reason, we have chosen to collaborate with Signify and use its innovative UV-C light technology for surfaces and air disinfection.''


    - Mattia Ballabio, CEO di

    Philips UV-C disinfection devices in two shops in Milan

    Customer challenge


    During the COVID-19 pandemic,’s biggest concern was to find a way to adapt to the new challenges generated by the health emergency. This included adopting measures to neutralize viruses and bacteria present on surfaces, objects and in air to ensure customers had a perfectly disinfected environment in which to shop.

    Philips UV-C disinfection battens

    The solution


    Five Philips UV-C disinfection battens were installed to cover the busiest store areas, such as cash registers and shopping carts, as their disinfection cycle is only activated in the absence of people. Thanks to the homogeneous distribution of UV-C light, these can disinfect surface and objects within a room in just a few seconds.

    • UV-C disinfection batten
      UV-C disinfection batten
      The UV-C batten is designed for the disinfection of surfaces and is suitable for a wide range of applications. The UV-C batten provides universal UV-C irradiance with homogenous di...
    • UV-C disinfection upper air ceiling mounted
      UV-C disinfection upper air ceiling mounted
      As part of the Philips UV-C disinfection upper air device series, Philips UV-C disinfection upper air ceiling mounted is designed to be installed on false ceilings for the disinfec...

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