14 of 50
BMW
BMW
14
Top 50 rank: 14
Rank in Motor Vehicles: 2
(Previous rank: 2)
Overall score: 6.67
Ticker:BAMXY

Why it's admired:
The Rolls-Royce and BMW names are synonymous with luxury âÄì and not just in the carmaker's native Germany. The world's leading premium vehicle manufacturer has earned global renown in places such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. Its progress there, analysts predict, will be particularly lucrative in coming years. The company turned a profit during the recession, unlike most of its competitors. Up next, it's going long on China, where it has plans to invest $600 million Euro. âÄîAV

Headquarters:
Munich, Germany
Website: www.bmwgroup.com
Nine key attributes of reputation
Industry rank
Innovation
1
People management
2
Use of corporate assets
2
Social responsibility
2
Quality of management
1
Financial soundness
2
Long-term investment
2
Quality of products/services
2
Global competitiveness
3
From the March 18, 2013, issue.

The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with approximately 1,400 companies: the Fortune 1,000âÄîthe 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenueâÄîand non-U.S. companies in Fortune's global 500 database with revenue of $10 billion or more... More