Safeway Inc. is North America’s second largest supermarket chain with, as of December 2010, 1,694 stores located throughout the western and central United States and western Canada. It also operates some stores in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern Seaboard. The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Safeway is the 11th largest retailer in the United States.
Sabic (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) is a diversified manufacturing company, active in chemicals and intermediates, industrial polymers, fertilizers and metals. It is the largest public company in Saudi Arabia. Sabic is currently the second largest global ethylene glycol producer and is expected to become number one after the introduction of these new projects. Sabic is the third largest polyethylene manufacturer, the fourth largest polyolefins manufacturer and the fourth largest polypropylene manufacturer. Sabic is also the world’s largest producer of mono-ethylene glycol, MTBE, granular urea, polyphenylene and polyether imide. The company is based in Jubail and has interests in 17 affiliated companies which range from full ownership to significant partial participation. Sabic is composed of six strategic business units and a manufacturing group. These are: Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics, plus manufacturing. (Innovative Plastics also contains manufacturing plants)
McKesson Corporation is the largest pharmaceuticals company in the world, which provides medicines, pharmaceutical supplies, information and care management products and services across the healthcare industry. McKesson is based in the United States and distributes health care systems, medical supplies and pharmaceutical products. Additionally, McKesson provides extensive network infrastructure for the health care industry. It is the 15th largest company in the United States. In addition to its offices throughout North America, McKesson also has international offices in Australia, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Today, McKesson is one of the oldest continually operating businesses in the United States.
Zurich Insurance Group is a major financial services group based in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich manages its business within 3 geographical areas: Europe & Africa (Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Zurich has major offices in many of the major financial cities in these countries including, London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Dublin, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan; Americas; (served by Farmers Insurance Group and Zurich American Insurance Company) and Asia Pacific & Middle East.
Zhejiang Material Industry Group Corporation (ZJMI) is a large-scale, Chinese state-owned modern logistics corporation. ZJMI specializes in productive materials circulation. Its major business includes domestic and foreign trades, supply with delivery, circulation processing and finance. ZJMI is in the 100 strongest enterprises of Zhejiang Province.
Yamada-Denki Co., Ltd headquartered in Takasaki, Gunma, Japan is one of the largest consumer electronics retailer chains in the country.. Some of its stores also sell other products, such as books.
Xerox Corporation headquartered in Norwak, Connecticut, USA is an American multinational document management corporation that produced and sells a range of color and black-and-white printers, multifunction systems, photo copiers, digital production printing presses, and related consulting services and supplies. The company employs 136,500 people (2010).
Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) Corp. (WISCO) headquartered in Qingshan, Wuhan, Hubei, China is an iron and steel company. Annually, the company produces ten million tons of iron and steel each.
Woolworths Limited is a major Australian company with extensive retail interest throughout Australia and New Zealand. It is the largest retail company in Australia and New Zealand by market capitalisation and sales, the largest food retailer in Australia and the second largest in New Zealand, the largest takeaway liquor retailer in Australia, largest hotel and poker machine operator in Australia, and the 19th largest retailer in the world.
Wolseley plc is a multinational building materials distribution enterprise headquartered near Reading, United Kingdom. It is the world’s largest heating and plumbing distributor to the professional market and has approximately 47,000 employees across 25 countries.
Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc is the fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, headquartered in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The company now has 455 superstores across the UK.
Winstron headquartered in Taiwan with offices/operations in Asia, North America, Europe is an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) providing a variety of support services related to design, manufacturing and after-sales service for information and communication (ICT) products such as Notebook Pcs, Desktop Systems, Server and Storage Systems, IA (Information Appliances), Handheld Devices, Networking and Communication Products. Winstron sells products to clients (primarily international branded computer related companies) who use their own brand for introduction into the marketplace.
Wilmar International Limited with headquarters in Singapore , is Asia’s leading agribusiness group and it provides management services to its 400+ subsidiary companies. Wilmar International business activities include oil palm cultivation, edible oils refining, oilseeds crushing, consumer pack edible oils processing and merchandising, specialty fats, oleochemicals, and biodiesel manufacturing, and grains processing and merchandising. Its consumer products segment has oil bottling business in People’s Republic of China, Vietnam and Indonesia. Its plantation and palm oil mills segment engages in oil palm cultivation and milling. Other segment includes manufacturing and distribution of fertiliser and ship-chartering services.
Westpac Banking Corporation headquartered in Sydney , is a multinational financial services, one of the Australian “big four” banks and the second-largest bank in New Zealand. As of November 2011, Westpac has 12.2 million customers, Australia’s largest branch network with almost 1200 branches and a network with more than 2800 ATMs. The bank is Australia’s second-largest provider of home lending and Australia’s second-largest provider of wealth platforms by funds under administration. The bank is Australia’s second-largest business banking lender and Australia’s second-largest bank by assets. Westpac Banking serves Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu,
Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, United States, United Kingdom.
Wesfarmers Limited is one of Australia’s largest retailers. Its headquarters are in Perth, Western Australia. Wesfarmers is the largest private employer in Australia, with almost 200,000 employees across the country.
Wells Fargo & Company headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA is an American multinational diversified financial services company with operations around the world. Wells Fargo is the fourth largest bank in the U.S. by assets and the largest bank by market capitalization. Wells Fargo is the second largest bank in deposits, home mortgage servicing, and debit cards. In 2011, Wells Fargo had more than 9,000 retail branches and 12,231 automated teller machines in 39 states and the District of Columbia. It has over 270,000 employees and over 70 million customers.
WellPoint, Inc. headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA is the largest managed health care company in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in the United States.
The Walt Disney Company, commonly referred to as Disney, is an American multinational media conglomerate headquartered in Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, United States. It is the largest media conglomerate in the world in terms of revenue.The company is best known for the products of its film studio, the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, and today one of the largest and best-known studios in Hollywood. Disney also owns and operates the ABC broadcast television network; cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, A+E Networks, and ABC Family; publishing, merchandising, and theatre divisions; and owns and licenses 14 theme parks around the world. It also has a successful music division. The company employs 156,000 people (2011).
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., branded as Walmart since 2008 and headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansasa is an American multinational retailer corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores. It is the biggest private employer in the world with over 2 million employees, and is the largest retailer in the world. Walmart has 8,500 stores in 15 countries, under 55 different names. The company operates under its own name in the United States, including the 50 states and Puerto Rico. It operates in Mexico as Walmex, in the United Kingdom as Asda, in Japan as Seiyu, and in India as Best Price. It has wholly owned operations in Argentina, Brazil, and Canada.
Walgreen Co., headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, USA, commonly abbreviated as WAGS, doing business as Walgreens, is the largest drug retailing chain in the United States of America. As of January 31, 2012, the company operates 8,300 locations across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
AB Volvo headquartered in Gothenburg is a Swedish builder of commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses and construction equipment. Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems, aerospace components and financial services. Volvo Group’s businesses are conducted in several companies—among them these subsidiaries: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Renault Trucks, UD Trucks (midsize-duty trucks), Eicher, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Buses, Volvo Penta (marine engine systems for leisure boats and commercial shipping, diesel engines and drive systems for industrial applications), Volvo Aero (high-tech components for aircraft and rocket engines as well as services for the aircraft industry) and Volvo Financial Services.
Vodafone Group Plc is a British multinational telecommunications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world’s largest mobile telecommunications company measured by revenues and the world’s second-largest measured by subscribers, with over 439 million subscribers as of December 2011. Vodafone owns and operates networks in over 30 countries and has partner networks in over 40 additional countries. It owns 45% of Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile telecommunications company in the United States measured by subscribers. The company has 83,862 employees (2011).
Vivendi SA (formerly known as Vivendi Universal) is a French multinational mass media and telecommunication company headquartered in Paris, France. The company has activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications, the Internet, and video games.
Vinci with head office in Rueil-Malmaison, near Paris is a French concessions and construction company, formerly called Société Générale d’Enterprises. It employs over 179,000 people and is the largest construction company in the world by revenue. Divisions include : Eurovia, Vinci Park, Vinci Energies, Vinci Construction, Autoroutes du Sud de la France.
Verizon Communications Inc. branded as Verizon and headquartered in New York City, USA is a global broadband and telecommunications company. Services include fixed line and mobile telephony broadband and fixed-line internet services, digital television and network services. Subsidiaries include Cellco Partnership Wireless, GTE, MCI Inc., NYNEX, Diamond State Telephone, New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania, Verizon North, The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, Verizon California, Terremark and Vodafone Italy. Verizon employs 194,400 people (2010).
Veolia Environnement S.A. headquartered in Paris is a multinational French company with activities in four main service and utility areas traditionally managed by public authorities – water supply and water management, waste management, energy and transport services. In 2011, Veolia employed 331,226 employees in 77 countries.
Vattenfall with headquarters in Stockholm is a Swedish power company. It is wholly owned by the Swedish government. Vattenfall provides power to 4.7 million retail customers in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, the UK. The Nordic region’s largest utility group has about 33,000 MW of generating capacity in the region from interests in nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, and fossil-fueled power plants; it also markets wholesale energy and operates district heating facilities.
Valero Energy Corporation is an international manufacturer and a marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products, and power that is based in San Antonio, Texas, United States. The company owns and operates 15 refineries throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean, 11 ethanol plants and a wind farm. Valero is also one of the United States’ largest retail operators with approximately 6,800 retail and branded wholesale outlets in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, and Texaco brands.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Vale is involved in mining, processing and the marketing of metal products. With a goal to grow base metals production for the world, Vale Base metals employs over 12,000 people at operations in Canada, the United States, Indonesia, Asia, New Caledonia, United Kingdom and Brazil.
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a diversified managed health care company headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA. UnitedHealth Group offers a spectrum of products and services through two operating businesses: United Healthcare and Optum. Through its family of subsidiaries and divisions, UnitedHealth Group serves approximately 70 million individuals nationwide.
United Technologies Corporation is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. It researches, develops, and manufactures high-technology products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, helicopters, HVAC, fuel cells, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems, and industrial products, among others. UTC is also a large military contractor, producing missile systems and military helicopters. UTC employs 200,000 people (2011)
United Parcel Service, Inc., typically referred to by the acronym UPS, is a package delivery company headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States. UPS’s primary business is the time-definite delivery of packages and documents worldwide. In recent years, UPS has extended their service portfolio to include less than truckload transportation (primarily in the U.S.) and supply chain services. UPS reports their operations in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package operations, International Package operations, and Supply Chain & Freight operations. UPS delivers more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. The company employs 400,600 people (2010).
United Continental Holdings, Inc., is an airline holding company headquartered in Chicago and its principals are United Airlines and Continental Airlines. United Continental Holdings is the largest airline in the world. The combined entity operates approximately 5,800 flights a day to more than 375 U.S. domestic and international destinations. UCH has the world’s most comprehensive global route network, including world-class international gateways to Asia and Australia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East with non-stop or one-stop service from virtually anywhere in the United States
Unilever with headquarters in London and Amsterdam is a British–Dutch multinational consumer goods company. It is the world’s third-largest consumer goods company measured by 2011 revenues and the world’s largest maker of ice cream. Unilever has operating companies and factories on every continent. The company owns more than 400 brands organized into four categories: Homecare, Personal Care, Foods and Refreshment (which includes tea, ice-cream and beverages).
UniCredit SpA is an Italy-based, pan-European banking organization, with approximately 40 million customers and operations in 22 countries. The company has its registered office in Rome and general management in Milan. UniCredit’s core markets are Italy, Austria and Southern Germany. UniCredit also has operations in Central and Eastern Europe. The UniCredit Group has investment banking divisions in London, Milan, Munich, Vienna, Budapest and Warsaw.
Ultrapar Holdings (UGP) headquartered in Sao Paulo, through its subsidiaries, operates in the petrochemicals industry. It distributes both bottled and bulk liquefied petroleum gas for residential, commercial, and industrial customers through a network of approximately 4,000 independent retailers, as well as its own retail stores. The company also engages in the distribution of automotive fuels and related products, including diesel, gasoline, ethanol natural gas for vehicles, fuel oil, kerosene, lubricants, and greases through a network of approximately 5,662 service stations, as well as directly to customers. In addition, it produces, markets, and exports various chemical and petrochemical products.
UBS AG is a Swiss global financial services company headquartered in Basel and Zürich, Switzerland, which provides investment banking, asset management, and wealth management services for private, corporate, and institutional clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. It operates in more than 40 countries and considered as the world’s second largest manager of private wealth assets. UBS operates in all of the major financial centers worldwide with offices in over 50 countries and 64,000 employees around the world.
The United States Postal Service (also known as USPS, the Post Office or U.S. Mail) is an independent agency of the United States government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. The USPS employs over 574,000 workers and operates over 218,000 vehicles.
U.S. Bancorp is a diversified financial services holding company, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States based on $340 billion in assets and fourth largest in total branches. With 3,085 banking offices and 5,053 ATMs, U.S. Bank’s branch network serves 25 states. U.S. Bancorp offers regional consumer and business banking and wealth management services, national wholesale and trust services and global payments services to more than 15.8 million customers. The company employs over 63,000 people.
Tyson Foods, Inc. is a American multinational corporation based in Springdale, Arkansas, that operates in the food industry. The company is the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork and annually exports the largest percentage of beef out of the United States. The company makes a wide variety of animal-based and prepared products at its 123 food processing plants. Tyson Foods has approximately 107,000 employees, who work at more than 300 facilities in the United States and throughout the world.
TUI AG is a German multinational travel and tourism company headquartered in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany. TUI is one of the world’s largest tourist firms with interests across Europe. It owns travel agencies (3,500 travel agencies), tour operators (79 in 18 countries) , incoming agencies (37 in 31 countries), hotels (12 hotel brands in 28 countries with 285 hotels), airlines, cruise ships (10 cruise liners) and retail stores. Major subsidiaries include TUI AG Airlines, the largest holiday fleet in Europe as well as UK-based tour operators Thomson and First Choice. Its common brand TUIfly encompasses 7 airlines and over 120 aircraft. The company employs 71,000 people (2010).
The Travelers Companies is the largest American insurance company by market value. It is also the second largest writer of U.S. commercial property casualty and the third largest writer of U.S. personal insurance through independent agents. Travelers has headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota and Hartford, Connecticut with significant operations in New York, New York. The company has field offices in every U.S. state, plus operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore, China, Canada, and Brazil. Travelers, through its subsidiaries and approximately 14,000 independent agents and brokers, provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals.
Toyota Motor Corporation , abbreviated TMC, is a multinational automaker headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2010, Toyota employed 317,734 people worldwide, and was the world’s largest automobile manufacturer in 2010 by production. Toyota Group subsidiaries include Toyota India, Hino Motors Ltd., Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd, Toyota Financial Services, Denso, and Fuji Heavy Industries. TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world.
Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese multinational electronics, electrical equipment and information technology corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of electrical products, spanning information & communications equipment and systems, Internet-based solutions and services, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances. In 2010, Toshiba was the world’s fifth-largest personal computer vendor measured by revenues. In the same year it was also the world’s fourth-largest manufacturer of semiconductors by revenues. Toshiba employs 210,000 people (March 2011)
The Toronto-Dominion Bank headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the second-largest bank in Canada by market capitalization and based on assets. It is also the sixth largest bank branch network in North America. The bank and its subsidiaries have over 79,000 employees and over 19 million clients worldwide. In Canada, the bank operates as TD Canada Trust and serves more than 11 million customers at over 1,100 branches. In the United States, the company operates as TD Bank serves more than 6.5 million customers with a network of more than 1,250 branches in the eastern United States. TD employs 75, 631 people (2011).
Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc., is a multinational insurance holding company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is the largest property/casualty insurance group in Japan in terms of revenue, employing 29,000 people in 38 countries worldwide.
Tokyo Electric Power Co., Ltd. or TEPCO, is a Japanese electric utilities servicing Japan’s Kantō region, Yamanashi Prefecture, and the eastern portion of Shizuoka Prefecture. This area includes Tokyo. Its headquarters are located in Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, and international branch offices exist in Washington, D.C., and London.
Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. is a Japanese electric utility, servicing 7.6 million individual and corporate customers in six prefectures in Tōhoku region plus Niigata Prefecture. It is the fourth-largest electric utility in Japan in terms of revenue.
TNK-BP with headquarters in Moscow, is a major vertically integrated oil company with a diversified upstream and downstream portfolio in Russia and Ukraine. Its upstream operations are located primarily in Siberia and Volga-Urals region. In downstream, TNK-BP controls refineries located in Ryazan, Saratov, Nizhnevartovsk, and Lisichansk . The company operates a retail network of approximately 1,400 filling stations in Russia and Ukraine working under the BP and TNK brands. The company is one of the key suppliers to the Moscow retail market and is a market leader in Ukraine. TNK-PB is Russia’s third largest oil producer company in terms of oil and crude oil production and among the ten largest private oil companies in the world.