World Top 10 manufacturing companies by revenue

According to the report of  ”Fortune Global 500” in 2012 a list of the  world’s largest manufacturing   companies,  ordered by revenue in millions of U.S. dollars has been prepared. According to this list Japanese company Mitsui falls on the top with a total revenue of 566,512 million US dollars. Other than Mitsui and the rest of the 9 enlisted companies are world largest multinational companies, which operates on large scale in their parent country as well as in other countries. These companies are the main suppliers of good, machinery, and services all through the world.  

No. Company Industry Revenue Headquarters
1 Mitsui Mitsui & Co., Ltd. is one of the largest sogo shosha in Japan, and also part of the Mitsui Group. Its business area covers energy, machinery, chemicals, food, textile, logistics, finance, and more. Its head quarter is in Tokoy, Japan. This company was founded on 25 July 1947. Since then this company is leading world largest companies in order to its multi-variety products and revenue generation. This is such a large company that more than 6000 employees work in this company. 566,512  Japan
2 IBM IBM was originated in 1911. IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) is an American multinational  technology company headquartered in Armonk, New YorkUnited States, with more than 200 branches in 170 countries. The company manufactured  the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) as its first product and was renamed “International Business Machines” in 1924.IBM manufactures and markets computer  hardware,  middle-ware and software, and offers  web hosting and  consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is also a major research organization, holding the record for most patents generated by a business (as of 2017) for 24 consecutive years. Inventions by IBM include the  automated  teller  machine (ATM), the PC, the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the  relational  database, the SQL programming language, the UPC barcode, and dynamic random-access memory  (DRAM). The IBM mainframe, exemplified by the System/360, was the dominant computing platform during the 1960s and 1970s.

IBM has continually shifted its business mix by commoditizing markets focusing on higher-value, more profitable markets. This includes spinning off printer manufacturer Lexmark in 1991 and selling off its personal computer(ThinkPad/ThinkCentre) and x86-based server businesses to Lenovo (2005 and 2014, respectively), and acquiring companies such as PwC Consulting (2002), SPSS (2009), and The Weather Company (2016). Also in 2014, IBM announced that it would go “fabless”, continuing to design semiconductors, but offloading manufacturing to GlobalFoundries.

306,916  United States
3 Volkswagen Group It is basically a German based automotive manufacturing company which manufactures automobiles as well as it is a main supplier of spare-parts all through the Europe. Its head quarter is in German city Volfsburg. This company was founded on 28 May 1937, Berlin, Germany. Its parent organisation is Porsche SE, Qatar Investment Authority 221,551  Germany
4 Samsung Electronics Samsung is a South Korean company which was founded on 1 March 1938, in Daegu, South Korea. It is mainly an electronic company, which manufactures computers, tv, radio, mobile, laptops, Air Conditioners, Room Coolers, Electric heaters, Bulb, Fans, Telecommunication devices etc. 167,000  South Korea
4 Daimler Automotive company was founded in 17 November 1998 by Karl Benz, in Germany. Its headquarter is in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It manufactures good selling cars, which are demanded all through the Europe and many Asian and African Countries. 148,139  Germany
5 General Electric This company was founded in 1892, in city Schenectady, New York, United States. The company operates in  Aviation, Current, Digital, Energy Connections, Global Research, Healthcare, Lighting, Oil and Gas, Power, Renewable Energy, Transportation, and Capital which cater to the needs of Financial services, Medical devices,  Life Sciences,  Pharmaceutical,  Automotive,  Software Development and Engineering industries. 147,616  United States
5 Exor This is an automotive company which is owned by Agnelli family who have 53% share in the company. This company was founded by Giovanni Agnelli in 1927 in Netherland.

Exor N.V. is a leading investment company, incorporated in The Netherlands and now controlled by Italy’s Agnelli family. It has a capitalization of over $13 billion USD, with a history of investments running over a century.
140,297  Italy
6 General Motors Founded in 2008. General Motors Company, commonly known as GM, is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.

155,929  United States
7 Ford Ford is an automotive company which was founded in June 16, 1903 in United States. The American Company is engaged in manufacturing in automobiles and accessories. Its headquartered is in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. 136,264  United States
8 Hewlett-Packard Californian based electronic company which was founded on 1 January 1939, Palo Alto, California, United States. It operated in Information technology, software development and software related services. 127,245  United States
9 Hitachi Hitachi is Japanese based company engaged in manufacturing engineering goods and machinery. This company was founded in 1910, Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. This company falls in No. 9 in the world rank. 122,419  Japan
10 Nissan Company was founded in December 1933. It is motors manufacturing company.  Nissan Motor Company Ltd, usually shortened to Nissan, is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. 119,166  Japan

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