America’s best Auto employers for 2016

America’s best Auto employers for 2016

Every year Forbes comes out with the Top 500 America’s best employers. Eighteen of those 500 companies were car companies, or auto suppliers. In order of their ranking in 2016 here is the list;

Every year Forbes comes out with the Top 500 America’s best employers. Eighteen of those 500 companies were car companies or auto suppliers. In order of their ranking in 2016 here is the list;

#21 Harley-Davidson – #10 in 2015 – American motorcycle manufacturer

Ticker – Harley-Davidson Inc
NYSE: HOG
Headquarters: Milwaukee, WI
Founded: 1903, Milwaukee, WI
CEO: Matthew S Levatich
Founders: William A. Davidson, William S. Harley, Walter Davidson, Arthur Davidson
Employees 5,900

#69 Ford Motor – American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

Ticker: Ford Motor Company
NYSE: F
Customer service: 1 (800) 392-3673
CEO: Mark Fields
Founder: Henry Ford
Founded: June 16, 1903
Subsidiaries: Lincoln Motor Company
Employees 187,000

#73 Michelin Group – tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France. It is one of the three largest tire manufacturers in the world along with Bridgestone and Goodyear.

Ticker: Cie Gnrl des Etblsmnts Michelin SCA
EPA: ML
Headquarters: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Founded: May 28, 1889, Clermont-Ferrand, France
CEO: Jean-Dominique Senard
Revenue: 21.47 billion EUR (2012)
Founders: Édouard Michelin, André Michelin
Employees – 106,700

#111 BMW Group – #7 in 2015 – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, usually known under its abbreviation BMW, is a German luxury vehicles, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company

Ticker: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
ETR: BMW
CEO: Harald Krüger
Parent organization: Puma SE
Subsidiaries: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, DriveNow, BMW M, More
Founders: Karl Rapp, Franz Josef Popp, Camillo Castiglioni
Employees – 116,324

#214 Denso – Denso Corporation is a global automotive components manufacturer headquartered in the city of Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Previously owned by Toyota Motors, Nippon Denso Co. Ltd.

Ticker: Denso Corp
TYO: 6902
CEO: Nobuaki Kato
Founded: December 16, 1949
Revenue: 43.1 billion USD
Employees – 139,842

#239 Honda Motor – known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment

Ticker: Honda Motor Co Ltd (ADR)
NYSE: HMC
Headquarters: Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Founded: September 24, 1948, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Subsidiaries: Acura, HMSI, Honda Canada Inc., Honda Cars India
Parent organizations: Japan Trustee Services Bank, The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Meiji Yasuda Life, Tokio Marine Nichido
Founders: Takeo Fujisawa, Soichiro Honda
Employees – 198,561

#257 Toyota Motor – automotive manufacturer

Ticker:Toyota Motor Corp (ADR)
NYSE: TM
Headquarters: Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
CEO: Akio Toyoda
Subsidiaries: Lexus, Hino Motors, Fuji Heavy Industries
Parent organization: Nippon Life, Toyota Group, State Street Corporation, The Master Trust Bank of Japan
Employees – 338,875

#276 Tenneco – Ride control, emissions control, elastomers

Ticker: Tenneco Inc
NYSE: TEN
Headquarters: Lake Forest, IL
CEO: Gregg M. Sherrill
Founded: 1940
Revenue: 8 billion USD (2013)
Employees 29,000

#322 Federal-Mogul – supplier of powertrain components and vehicle safety products

Ticker: Federal Mogul Hldgs
NASDAQ: FDML
Headquarters: Southfield, MI
CEO: Daniel A Ninivaggi
Founded: 1899
Revenue: 7.317 billion USD (2014)
Total assets: 7.067 billion USD (2014)
Parent organization: Icahn Enterprises
Subsidiaries: Federal Mogul Goetze (India) Ltd, T&N Limited
Employees – 50,000

#337 Nexteer Automotive – global manufacturer of steering and driveline products

Ticker: Nexteer Automotive Group Ltd
HKG: 1316
Founder: General Motors
Founded: 2009
Headquarters: Saginaw, MI
Number of locations: 40 (2011)
Parent organization: Pacific Century Motors
People also search for: Pacific Century Motors, General Motors, Booth Newspapers
Employees: 9,780

#405 Nissan Motor – multinational automobile manufacturer

Ticker: Nissan Motor Co Ltd
TYO: 7201
Headquarters: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Founded: December 26, 1933
Subsidiaries: Infiniti, Nismo, Nissan Motor Indonesia, More
Parent organization: Renault
Founders: Meitaro Takeuchi, William Gorham, Yoshisuke Aikawa, Rokuro Aoyama, Masujiro Hashimoto, Den Kenjirō
Employees: 147,939

#432 Bridgestone – multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer

Ticker: Bridgestone Corp
TYO: 5108
Headquarters: Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
Customer service: 1 (866) 775-6480
CEO: Masaaki Tsuya
Founder: Shōjirō Ishibashi
Founded: 1931, Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Revenue: 3.024 trillion JPY (2011)
Employees 144,632

#434 Oshkosh – American industrial company that designs and builds specialty trucks, military vehicles, truck bodies, airport fire apparatus and access equipment

Ticker: Oshkosh
NYSE: OSK
Headquarters: Oshkosh, WI
CEO: Charles L. Szews
Founded: 1917
Revenue: 6.81 billion USD (2014)
Number of locations: 31
Net income: 309.3 million USD (2014)
Subsidiaries: JLG Industries, Pierce Manufacturing
Employees 10,300

#437 Cooper Tire & Rubber – American company that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of replacement automobile and truck tires, and subsidiaries that specialize in medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires

Ticker: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co
NYSE: CTB
Headquarters: Findlay, OH
Founded: 1914
CEO: Roy V Armes
Subsidiaries: Cooper Tire & Rubber Foundation, Max Trac Tire Co Inc, Cooper Tyre & Rubber Co UK
Employees 8,800

#441 General Motors – American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, markets and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts and sells financial services

Ticker: General Motors Company
NYSE: GM
CEO: Mary T. Barra
Headquarters: Detroit, MI
Revenue: 152.4 billion USD (2015)
Founded: September 16, 1908, Flint, MI
Subsidiaries: Chevrolet, Opel, GMC, Saab Automobile, ACDelco, More
Founders: William C. Durant, Charles Stewart Mott
Employees 216,000

#445 Volvo Group – Swedish multinational manufacturing company production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment

Ticker: Volvo AB Class B
STO: VOLV-B
Founded: April 14, 1927, Hisingen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Headquarters: Gothenburg, Sweden
CEO: Martin Lundstedt
Founders: Gustaf Larson, Assar Gabrielsson
Employees 92,822

#471 Continental – Continental AG, commonly known as Continental, or Conti, is a leading German automotive manufacturing company specialising in tyres, brake systems, automotive safety, powertrain and chassis components, tachographs

Ticker: Continental AG
ETR: CON
Headquarters: Hanover, Germany
Founded: October 8, 1871, Hanover, Germany
Sales: 39.2 billion Euro (2015)
EBIT: 4.1 billion Euro (2015)
Subsidiaries: ContiTech, Continental Automotive Systems, Continental Tire Canada
Employees 207,899

#477 Goodyear – American multinational tire manufacturing company

Ticker: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co
NASDAQ: GT
Headquarters: Akron, OH
Founder: Frank Seiberling
Founded: August 29, 1898, Akron, OH
CEO: Richard J. Kramer
Subsidiaries: Dunlop Tyres, Goodyear Dunlop Sava Tires, The Kelly Springfield Tire Company, Goodyear Aerospace
Employees 67,000

#497 Paccar – manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the world, and has substantial manufacturing in light and medium vehicles through its various subsidiaries

Ticker: PACCAR Inc
NASDAQ: PCAR
Headquarters: Bellevue, WA
CEO: Ronald E Armstrong
Founded: 1905
Subsidiaries: DAF Trucks, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Leyland Trucks
Parent organization: Investor AB
Employees 23,300

Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Employers is generated from a national survey among 30,000 employees from companies throughout the United States and rates employers who continuously raise the bar on employee initiatives and strive to achieve corporate culture excellence.

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America’s best Auto employers for 2016

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.