Top 10 Companies in the World 2017

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The largest companies in the world are brands which are present across various sectors like oil, retail, automobile, consumer electronics etc. The biggest companies in the world have revenues and profits in billions of dollars, which are driven by millions of customers worldwide. The top companies in the world comprise of global brands like Walmart, Sinopec, Toyota, Volkswagen, Shell along with Apple, Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell etc, which have a strong global reach and presence. Here is the list of the top 10 companies in the world 2017.

Quick Glance :

Top Companies in World 2017 are

1st Place : Walmart

2nd Place : Sinopec

3rd Place : Toyota

4th Place : Volkswagen

5th Place : Royal Dutch Shell

6th Place : Berkshire Hathaway

7th Place : Apple

8th Place : Exxon Mobil

9th Place : Samsung Electronics

10th Place : Daimler

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10. Daimler

Daimler is a German automotive multinational that is among the most successful global companies in its sector.

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It is a leader in the production of premium cars and commercial vehicles that is involved in the production and marketing of trucks, motorcycles, buses and cars. The major divisions of the company include Daimler Trucks, Daimler Vans, Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans.

The company started with humble origins in 1889, when Frederick Sims noticed the market potential of railcars produced by Gottlieb Daimler. The automobiles were formally introduced into England in 1890, leading to the setting up of Daimler Motor Syndicate Limited in 1893. The following decade saw Daimler become the first automotive company to be associated with royalty, when King Edward VII bought two Daimlers and declared the company the official motor car suppliers of the royal family.

The first major strategic move made by the company happened in 1926, when Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft AG and Benz & Company merged to form Daimler-Benz AG. The firm played a major role during World War 1, during which it emerged a major manufacturer of engines, tractors and shells for the military. Daimler soon entered the business of chartering airplanes as well, leading to the formation of Daimler Air Hire in 1924 which eventually formed the core of the national airways. During World War 2 as well, Daimler played an important role by producing 2700 armored cars and 6600 scout cars. Daimler also produced components for aircrafts.

Daimler was acquired by Jaguar Cats in 1960. The following years saw the company’s ownership change rapidly as the company was acquired by BMH and British Leyland in 1966 and 1968 respectively. In 1998, Daimler merged with Chrysler to form DaimlerChrysler AG. The Chrysler Group was soon sold off to Cerberus Capital Management in 2007. Finally, Daimler was bought by the Tata Group in 2007, in whose hands the company currently lies. The company is currently headed by Dieter Zetsche, and is headquartered in Stuttgart , Germany. Daimler currently employs over 280,000 employees

Sales ($Bn): 169.5

Profits ($Bn): 9.4

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