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All opinions herein are entirely mine with the exception of
information interpreted from promotional blurbs at the respective websites
linked herein. This is by no means an exhaustive nor definitive list, and no particular
recommendation nor assurance of solvency or utility is to be inferred from a
Administration, Accounting &
- Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu. Accounting/auditing, tax, management consulting.
Africa (mostly South Africa)
Baby Tigers (Pacific Rim)
- SASOL (South Africa Coal, Oil &
Gas Limited). " Sasol is renowned worldwide for a
series of major innovations in designing and commercialising technologies
for the production of high-quality synthetic fuels, such as petrol, diesel,
kerosene, gas and furnace oils. Besides the range of liquid fuels, Sasol
also produces more than 120 chemical products for the local and
international markets. Foreign sales to more than 70 countries worldwide
exceed R3,1 billion a year. Exports include fuel alcohols and a wide range
of industrial solvents, acrylic fibres, ammonia, cresols, fertilizers,
hexene-1, mining explosives accessories and systems, pentene-1, phenol and
waxes. Including import savings, the Group's total foreign exchange earnings
for the 1995/96 financial year exceeded R8 000 million.
During its first three decades, Sasol's primary drive was to produce a range
of high-quality synthetic fuels, especially petrol and diesel, from coal.
Since the mid-1980s, the group's emphasis has shifted towards developing and
marketing higher-value chemicals for a wide spectrum of domestic and
international markets. "
- Canon makes copiers, optical
devices from binoculars to camcorders, computers and calculators, home
entertainment applicances, etc.
- Fujitsu makes a vast array of
communications and computing hardware, accessories, software, and provides
services in maintenance and optimization. They appear to be focussing on the
corporate intranet and mobile communications.
- Hitachi. Hitachi makes a wide
spectrum of products, from the tiniest semiconductors to full-scale
industrial automation and process control products. If you wanted to buy a
factory that makes factories, Hitachi would be one of the first places that
you would shop.
- MTS Systems Corporation. They do materials testing, and make
position and fluid-level sensors, servomotors and controllers, earthquake
and ocean-wave simulators, and other advanced systems.
- Titan Corporation. Information
services and systems.
- Twin Sun, Inc. This company
makes software, particularly entertainment and shopping network server and access
software, a very big market in Japan and Korea. Take a good look at their
Monet (tm) page, if
you're interested in what looks like a very powerful website authoring and
- ABB Group. Rail, electrical power
generation transmission and distribution, industrial and building systems.
- Air Liquide is a major
provider of industrial gases, primarily elemental gases such as hydrogen,
nitrogen and oxygen. France, the US and Japan.
- The Baan Company.Based in the
Netherlands, Baan " is a leading supplier of open system,
client/server-based, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. This
software is designed to provide multi-national, multi-site organizations
with innovative products and services. Baan's ERP software enables these
organizations to maintain a competitive advantage in the management of their
critical business processes. "
- British Petroleum (BP). Very big in
oil and refining.
- British Telecom (BT). Ma Bell,
UK-Style. Now merging with MCI.
- Ericsson. Based in Stockholm,
Sweden, this telecommunications giant can provide you with almost any of
your hardware needs, from giant optical systems to your cellular handset.
- General Electric Company, p.l.c.
Based in the UK, this is a worldwide leader in electronic, electrical and
mechanical engineering. Subsidiaries include, among others, Hotpoint,
Creda, Marconi and Avery.
- Groupe Bull. Originating from France,
Groupe Bull is one of Europe's largest manufacturers of
Information/telecommunications technologies. They make some great little
laptops, assorted smartcards, server software, etc. Very
- Origin. Vertical-market
information-systems management and development, and rated as one of the best
in this field. Highly-related to Philips, see below. "Origin is a supplier of IT services to large and medium-sized
companies and government organizations all over the world. The two company
divisions focus on different aspects of the IT service sphere, with Origin
IT Services concentrating on the provision of automation development and
consultancy services, while Origin IT Systems Management focuses on the
management of automation systems and networks. "
- Philips Electronics N.V. This
highly-transnationalized company produces a wide range of useful
electronics, from medical imaging through consumer electronics.
- Siemens. Communications,
information technology, infra- and super-structure, Siemens has many facets.
They also make trains and little things like that.
- Siemens Business Communication
Systems. This electronics giant is making enormous contributions to the
business-communications revolution. Take a look at this page!
Central and South American
Telecommunications. Telecom, cellular, milcomm, interdisciplinary
engineering, mostly telecomm and teledata.
- Petroleos de Venezuala, S.A.. Take a
look at some of their subsidiaries.
- Royal Dutch Shell Oil. They have a
fascinating History Page.
- Tandem Chile S.A.. Tandem
Computers in Chile and Peru.
North American Transnational
- ECI Telecom, Inc.
Israel-based, ECI Telecom has a huge chunk of the DCME (digital circuit
multiplicationequipment) market, pair-gain systems, access multiplexers and
other access products, Synchronous Digital Heirarchy (SDH) equipment, and
lots of WAN equipment. Very big, extremely transnational.
- Kodak. Photographic film,
equipment, image duplication and processing, archival film systems, digital
- KLA Instruments Corporation. Yield
management systems for the semicondutor industry. Defect detection, etc.
- Simons. Large-scale
engineering, mining, etc.
- Sony. They make just about
everything. A world leader in telecommunications, video, audio, you name it,
they probably either make it or will be making it pretty soon. Also try
their Home Page in Japan.
There's also the Sony
- The Carlson
Companies. Travel, Hospitality (Radisson, Suites by Carlson, TGI
- KPMG International. The World's
leading accounting and consulting firm.
- Go to the Business MetaIndex Page.
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