Regional winners
For the 50 most admired companies overall, respondents in the region were asked to vote for the companies that they admired most, from any industry.
Rank Company
1 Toyota Motor
2 Canon
3 Samsung Electronics
4 Sony
5 Honda Motor
6 Singapore Airlines
7 Panasonic
8 Huawei Technologies
9 China Mobile Communications
10 LG Electronics
11 Cathay Pacific Airways
12* BHP Billiton
12* Lenovo Group
14 Hyundai Motor
15 POSCO
16 Komatsu
17 Tata Steel
18 Bridgestone
19 Sharp
20 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
21 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
22 Softbank
23 Fujitsu
24 Ajinomoto
25* Baosteel Group
25* Kirin Holdings
25* Mitsubishi Electric
25* Toshiba
29* China Telecommunications
29* Mitsubishi Chemical
31* All Nippon Airways
31* Tokio Marine Holdings
33* Nippon Steel
33* Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
35* Hyundai Heavy Industries
35* Nissan Motor
37* Acer
37* Cathay Life Insurance
37* China Minmetals
37* Hitachi
41* Asahi Breweries (Asahi Group Holdings)
41* China National Petroleum Corp.
41* Flextronics International
41* Hon Hai Precision Industry
41* Kao
41* KDDI
47 Denso
48* Japan Tobacco
48* Koç Holding
48* NEC
48* Nippon Telegraph & Telephone
48* Petronas
48* Sumitomo Chemical
From the March 19, 2012 issue
* A tie in the rankings.
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Where are the Most Admired?
Heat Map
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.
Winning streaks
Most Admired Industry Stars
These 20 Most Admired companies have landed among the top in their industries for multiple years.
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The experts chose the top 50. Now it's your turn. 'Like' the company you most admire to vote. The top 5 reader favorites are below.

Company # of 'Likes'
1. Apple 1,188
2. Teradata 651
3. Tupperware Brands 564
4. FedEx 391
5. IBM 304
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group start with about 1,400 companies... More