Who's on first in controls industry following mergers?

With all the mergers, acquisitions, consolidations and affiliations that occurred in the past decade, it's hard to determine the leaders in any particular industrial segment. Almost all of the largest industrial controls manufacturers have been gobbled up by companies with larger interests. The best that can be done is to identify companies with either a significant part of their volume i...

10/01/2000


With all the mergers, acquisitions, consolidations and affiliations that occurred in the past decade, it's hard to determine the leaders in any particular industrial segment. Almost all of the largest industrial controls manufacturers have been gobbled up by companies with larger interests. The best that can be done is to identify companies with either a significant part of their volume in industrial controls or divisions that are leaders in the industry.

Business Week magazine's Global 1000 listing identifies the largest companies in the world and rates them numerically by market value. The portion of the Global 1000 listed here includes firms with high controls volumes or leading controls divisions.

The biggest changes in the 2000 list compared to last year can be chalked up to mergers and acquisitions (M&As) during that time. The largest jump in the global ratings was made by Viacom, which changed its complexion after acquiring CBS—itself formerly Westinghouse, one of the traditional leaders in industrial controls.

One of the biggest ratings jumps was made by Siemens, which also continued an aggressive acquisitions program. The next largest leapfrogging in ratings was made by the new Honeywell, a combination of purchaser Allied Signal and the old Honeywell. Other shifts in the global rankings were caused by similar consolidations in other industries, such as utilities, chemicals and food. The fast pace of these M&As is sure to continue, and are likely to make it even more difficult to determine who is the leader in each industry.

Nations with the Most Global 1000 Companies

Source: Control Engineering with data from Business Week's
Global 1000 report, 2000

U.S.

484

Japan

149

U.K.

94

France

44

Germany

35

Canada

32

Italy

31

Netherlands

22

Sweden

18

Switzerland

18

Australia

15

Hong Kong

15


Leading Controls Manufacturers

Company (Location)

Year 2000 rank in home country

Rank globally (2000)

Rank globally (1999)

1999 market value(millions)

1999 sales (millions)

Source: Control Engineering with data from Business Week's Global 1000 report, 2000

General Electric (U.S.)

1

1

2

520,247

111,630

Viacom (U.S.)

30

44

153

94,413

12,859

Siemens (Germany)

3

53

109

86,729

63,602

Tyco Int`l (U.S.)

38

59

52

79,441

22,497

Honeywell (U.S.)

70

126

132

43,484

23,735

Schlumberger (U.S.)

73

138

126

40,448

8,395

ABB (Switzerland)

6

148

177

37,080

34,681

Analog Devices (U.S.)

107

199

711

27,244

1,450

Emerson (U.S.)

111

208

162

25,433

14,270

Halliburton (U.S)

121

232

271

22,529

14,898

Mitsubishi Electric (Japan)

32

245

647

21,098

35,199

Invensys (U.K.)

37

418

282

12,534

14,071

Baker Hughes (U.S.)

225

446

458

11,934

4,547

Schneider Electric (France)

26

493

507

10,689

7,770

Dover Corp. (U.S.)

271

554

577

9,440

4,446

Rockwell Int`l. (U.S.)

314

643

445

7,781

7,043

Eaton (U.S.)

428

889

707

5,287

8,402

Parker-Hannifin (U.S.)

445

925

878

5,008

4,959

Johnson Controls (U.S.)

456

948

810

4,863

16,139





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