Top 10: Manufacturing Companies In North America

Top ten manufacturing companies in North America
Here are the top ten manufacturers driving industry change, innovation and growth from North America

North America is notable for its strong manufacturing history and industry, hosting some of the biggest companies in the world.

In the US the manufacturing factory has always been part of the iconography of the American dream, creating stable jobs and boosting prosperity. 

Out of this history has emerged some of the biggest and most influential manufacturers in the world.

Companies which keep North America as a central hub, an ideal location to coordinate global supply chain operations, technological adoption and broader business strategy.

With that said, here's our top ten manufacturers based in North America, ranked on their 2023 revenue.

10. Procter & Gamble

The Procter & Gamble Company is an American multinational consumer goods manufacturer headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

It's name derives from its founders, William Procter and James Gamble who established the company in 1837.

Procter & Gamble's product portfolio includes shampoos, razors, toothbrushes, detergents, air fresheners, conditioners, dish-washing liquids and more.

The company is renowned for it's diverse product offering and consistent high-quality. 

2023 Revenue: US$84.0bn

9. General Motors

General Motors (GM) is a global American automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

GM is most notable for creating four of the most iconic automobile brands in history, the Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac and Buick.

GM is technologically agile and forward-thinking, continuing to pioneer EV innovation despite the hurdles by expanding its electric vehicle portfolio, popularising EV adoption and driving car electrification. 

2023 Revenue: US$171.8bn

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8. Chevron Corporation

Chevron Corporation is an American multinational energy corporation and a leader in oil and gas manufacturing.

The company is vertically integrated and is involved in hydrocarbon exploration, refining, production, chemicals manufacturing, sales, power generation, marketing and transport. 

The second-largest direct descendant of Standard Oil, and originally known as the Standard Oil Company of California, its headquartered in San Ramon, California, and active in more than 180 countries.

2023 Revenue: US$196.91bn

7. McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation is a publicly-traded American company that manufactures pharmaceuticals and provides medical supplies, health management tools and health information technology.

The company employs over 51,000 employees and delivers a third of all pharmaceuticals used in North America.

2023 Revenue: US$276.7bn

6. Exxon Mobil Corporation

Exxon Mobil Corporation is a global petroleum and chemical manufacturing company. It was founded in 1999, after a series of mergers.

Over the past 140 years the company has evolved from a regional marketer of Kerosene to one of the largest petrochemical enterprises in the world.

Exxon Mobil Corporation also manufacture products that power cities, drive modern transportation and meet the needs of industry.

2023 Revenue: US$344.6bn

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5. CVS Health Corporation

CVS Health Corporation (previously CVS Corporation and CVS Caremark Corporation) is an American healthcare company.  

In 2023, CVS founded Cordavis, a wholly owned subsidiary of CVS Health to manufacture prescription drugs.

Cordavis has been designed to manufacture biosimilar medications, which are generic versions of expensive speciality drugs.

These medications increase healthcare accessibility and outcomes. 

2023 Revenue: $US$357.8bn

4. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is an American multinational health insurance and services company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Involved in the manufacturing of health care services and care delivery aided by technology and data under Optum, its the world's eleventh-largest company by revenue and the largest health care company by revenue.

The company is ranked 10th on the 2023 Fortune Global 500.

2023 Revenue: US$371.6bn

3. Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Founded in 1839 as a textile manufacturer, in 1965 it transitioned into a major conglomerate under the management of chairman and CEO Warren Buffett and vice chairman Charlie Munger.

Berkshire Hathaway focuses on insurance and reinsurance, freight rail transportation and utility and energy generation and distribution business.

2023 Revenue: US $364.5bn

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2. Apple

Apple is an American multinational corporation and tech company headquartered in Cupertino, California, in Silicon Valley.

It produces electronics, online services and computer software known globally. Apple outsources its manufacturing to companies like Foxconn and Inventec.

2023 Revenue: US$383.29bn

1. Amazon.com

Amazon is one of the largest and most influential manufacturers in the world.

Initially founded as an online marketplace for books, the company is now worth US$1.97 tr, selling electronic and home goods in addition to providing cloud computing and E-commerce services.

2023 Revenue: US$575bn

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These top companies span various industries, from technology and healthcare to energy and automotive sectors, reflecting the diverse manufacturing landscape in North America​.

As these manufacturers continue to pursue technological advancement and innovation, we'll continue to document their success and growth. 

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