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Plant companies make top innovators list

Materials processing companies Sandvik and Atlas Copco and construction equipment manufacturers Sany Heavy Industries and Zoomlion have been listed in the top 75 of Forbes’ World’s Most Innovative Companies list.

The annual listing rates companies on the basis of their sales and profit growth in the last five years, as well as their enterprise value to create an innovation premium which companies are losted by. Sandvik took the 58th spot, while Atlas Copco was rated at 67. Chinese Sany and Zoomlion were rated 72nd and 75th in the list.

Familiar names in the top five included Salesforce, Amazon and Apple.

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