In 1982-83, Philips was working with Thomson on an European computer standard. As the project didn't make any progress, Philips left the project and joined the MSX standard.
The VG 8000, made in France, is the result. It is a very poor MSX computer and is not 100% compliant with the standard : no Centronics port, no Expansion bus, no Audio out, a poor keyboard and a non standard PAL connector. It was pretty expensive and didn't have any success. It was quiclky replaced with the VG-8020.
Notice that an intermediate model with more RAM (32k), the VG-8010, was sold in some countries. It was quite a different machine, and did quite well in the Netherlands.
The VG-8000 and 8010 were built in France (at the Mans by La Radiotechnique).