Total Revenue (2022): $394.33 billion
Apple, headquartered in Cupertino, California, is a leading organization that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. It holds the distinction of being the world’s largest technology company by revenue and is renowned as one of the most valuable brands globally. Apple’s efficient manufacturing, procurement, and logistics enable large-scale product launches without the need for extensive inventory. In 2017, the company launched a $1 billion funding project to support advanced manufacturing in the United States, investing $200 million in Corning, Inc., a key supplier of Gorilla Glass technology used in iPhones.
Total Revenue (2022): $295.7 billion
Founded in 1937, Volkswagen Group is a prominent German automotive manufacturing corporation. The company designs, manufactures, and distributes passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, engines, and turbomachinery. Renowned brands under Volkswagen Group include Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda, and Volkswagen. It operates in over 150 countries worldwide, with China being its largest single-country market.
Toyota Motor Corporation
Total Revenue (2022): $270.9 billion
Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer founded in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda. It holds the distinction of being listed as the tenth-largest company in the world by revenue. Toyota has been a pioneer in producing over 10 million vehicles per year since 2012. The company is a global market leader in hybrid electric vehicles, actively promoting their mass-market adoption worldwide. Toyota’s diverse product line includes hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, all-electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel-cell cars, SUVs, crossovers, pickup trucks, luxury vehicles, buses, and pleasure boats. Beyond automotive production, Toyota is involved in various non-automotive activities, including aerospace, philanthropy, higher education, robotics, agricultural biotechnology, and sewing machine technology.
Total Revenue (2022): $225.3 billion
Samsung, headquartered in South Korea, is the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer electronics by revenue and the second-largest technology company. Its product range includes LCD and LED panels, mobile phones, semiconductors, solid-state drives, hard drives, televisions, printers, speakers, cameras, and more. Samsung serves several prominent clients, including Sony, Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Verizon, and AT&T.
Total Revenue (2022): $219.50 billion
Also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Foxconn is a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturer and the largest private employer in Taiwan. It operates globally with factories located in East Asia, Brazil, India, Europe, and Mexico. Foxconn serves an impressive list of companies, including Acer, Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry, Cisco, Dell, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega, and Sony.
Cardinal Health Total Revenue (2022): $181.364 billion
Cardinal Health, an American healthcare services company, ranks as the 14th highest revenue-generating company in the United States. The business specializes in distributing pharmaceuticals and medical products, serving over 100,000 locations across the country. Cardinal Health also manufactures medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel, and fluid management products. It has expanded its capabilities through strategic acquisitions, such as Allegiance Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis medical division.
Total Revenue (2022): $176.46 billion
Daimler AG, a German-owned automotive corporation, is a leading car and truck manufacturer worldwide. Formed through the merger of Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft in 1926, the company is known for its iconic brands like Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Smart Automobile, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Setra, BharatBenz, and Mitsubishi Fuso. Daimler AG has shifted its focus to electric vehicle technologies and has made significant progress in developing environmentally-friendly solutions, including a compostable battery using graphene-based organic cell chemistry.
China Railway Group Ltd.
Total Revenue (2022): $170.64 billion
China Railway Group is the largest construction company globally, headquartered in Beijing, China. The company is involved in various divisions, including surveying, designing, installation, manufacturing, R&D, technical consulting, capital management, and international economic and trade activities. It has a significant presence in China’s infrastructure projects and operates internationally, especially in Southeast Asia and Africa.
Total Revenue (2022): $158.1 billion
Ford Motor, an American automaker headquartered in Michigan, is known for pioneering large-scale car manufacturing and assembly line management. The term ‘Fordism’ was coined to refer to Ford’s early manufacturing methods. The company produces automobiles, trucks, buses, tractors, automotive components, and offers financial services for buyers. Ford has also been involved in motorsports, winning the World Sportscar Championship three times. The company has actively pursued environmental initiatives, exploring various eco-friendly technologies and increasing fuel efficiency in their products.
General Motors Total Revenue (2022): $156.7 billion
Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, General Motors Company is a prominent organization engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and distributing vehicles and vehicle parts. General Motors has been a major player in the global automotive industry for many years, with a diverse portfolio of brands, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Wuling, Baojun, and Jiefang. The company’s research and development team has been responsible for numerous automotive innovations, from electrical appliance features to the first electric starter and passenger airbag.