Despite corporate casualties and crises, mergers and acquisitions, and a roller-coaster economy, the seventh annual IW 1000 demonstrates that manufacturing maintains its global power and reach.
The world's top 1,000 manufacturers generate more than $8 trillion in revenues.
Spinoffs and transnational mergers and alliances are shaking up the industry.
Spun off from General Motors Corp., Delphi Automotive Systems is the highest-ranking new U.S. company on the IW 1000.
The IT focus is on applications for the Internet, portable devices, and the Linux OS.
IndustryWeek partners with Mergent to compile the IW 1000.
Investors including Intel bet on the manufacturer's high-tech future.
Privatization pays off for Brazilian metals company.