Asia has become a hub of multinational companies in the current era of rapidly changing technology. It holds some of the biggest public companies on its grounds thereby making ways for more success to enter the region. Today, we have a list of top 5 biggest public companies in Asia as of 2016.
Let’s have a look!
1) AAC Technologies Holdings
Revenue: $1.87 billion
Industry: Computer Electronics
AAC Technologies Holdings ranks first among the biggest public companies of Asia in 2016. The company was founded by Zheng Min Pan and Chun Yuan Wu in 1993 and it has headquarters in Hong Kong. It deals with acoustic components and is widely involved in their manufacture and distribution. AAC’s main products are speakers, vibrators, lens, microphones, receivers and voice coil motor.
2) Alibaba Group
Revenue: $15.9 billion
Industry: Business & Personal Services
Alibaba Group is a Chinese e-commerce company which was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma in 1999. It has headquarters in Hangzhou, China. It is the world’s largest retailer and 2nd biggest public company of Asia as of 2016. The company provides the best platform for services such as cloud computing, online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale and many more. It provides consumer to consumer, business to consumer and business to business services via efficient web portals. Group’s success and major businesses include Alipay, Tmall.com, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Alibaba.com and Taobao Marketplace.
Country: South Korea
Revenue: $4.21 billion
AmorePacific is one of the top cosmetics brands of South Korea which was founded in 1945. It focuses on the effective research, development and widespread marketing of beauty and health care products. It deals with the following segments: healthcare, personal care and cosmetics and these include: toothpaste, shampoos, body cleansers, skin care products, makeup products, fragrances and green tea. Also, the famous brands under its name are: Verite, IOPE, VB Solution, VB Program, Ryoe, Hera, TeenClear, Dantrol, Espoir, Etude, Odyssey. Sulwhasoo, Primera, Innisfree, Miraep, Lolita Lempicka, Hanuel, Laneige, Mamonde, Ketotop, Happy Bath, Mise-en-Scene, Sonygyeum, O’Sulloc, Hyosia and Lirikos.
4) Aurobindo Pharma
Revenue: $2.08 billion
Aurobindo Pharma is a pharmaceutical company which was founded by Penaka Venkata Ramprasad Reddy and Kambam Nithyananda Reddy in 1986 and has headquarters in Hyderabad, India. It is among the top 10 companies in India in terms of revenue and 4th of the biggest public companies of 2016 according to Forbes. This company deals with manufacture of anti-retrovirals, antibiotics, anti-allergics, cardiovascular products, central nervous system products and gastroenterologicals. Also, it has some presence in therapeutic segments such as cardiovascular, neurosciences, anti-diabetics, cephalosporins, gastroenterology and anti-retrovirals.
Revenue: $10.56 billion
Industry: Internet Services
Baidu is a Chinese internet services company which was founded by Yanhong Li and Xu Yong in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, China. It provides internet search and online marketing solutions. Also, it deals with e-commerce platform, human resource services and web applications. It is one of the biggest public companies and the first company in China to introduce WAP and PDA based mobile search. Baidu offers many services such as search facilities, search engine for websites, audio and images. It is more or less like Wikipedia and has over 740 million web pages, 80 million images and 10 million multimedia files.