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 BMW
2 Nestlé
3 Volkswagen
4 Siemens
5 Daimler
6 Lufthansa Group
7 L'Oréal
8 Unilever
9 BASF
10 Novartis
11* Adidas
11* Bayer
13 SAP
14 Robert Bosch
15* Michelin
15* Royal Dutch Shell
17* Deutsche Bank
17* Henkel
19* Credit Suisse
19* Rolls-Royce
21 HSBC Holdings
22 Danone
23 GlaxoSmithKline
24 Accenture
24 Heineken Holding
26 Anheuser-Busch InBev
27* Allianz
27* Vodafone
29 Diageo
30* Nokia
30* Zurich Financial Services
32 ArcelorMittal
33 Telefónica
34* L'Air Liquide
34* SABMiller
36* ABB
36* Reckitt Benckiser Group
38* EADS
38* Electrolux
38* Roche Group
38* Schneider Electric
42* Bertelsmann
42* Ingersoll-Rand
44* Gazprom
44* UBS
46* Deutsche Post (DHL)
46* Vivendi
48* Barclays
48* Christian Dior
50 Air France-KLM Group
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