Largest Iranian companies or business entreprises for 2008-09

19 05 2010

Latest results are out: 200 largest companies from the Islamic Republic of Iran shows some fascinating changes, newcomers and change in sales revenues.

IMI (Industrial Management Institute) of Iran has been publishing its annual ranking of the largest Iranian companies for over a decade now. Sales revenue is the sole criterion for this ranking.

IMI believes the ranking will reflect on the adeptness of the overall managerial and entrepreneurial section of society. As such, monopolies are believed to exhibit a “weak” relationship between management expertise and annual sales income.

National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), state-run Telecommunications Company and other similar entreprises are usually excluded for this reason.

Breaking the trend, Esfahan Oil Refinery Company enters the list this time around.

Iranian calendar begins on March 21st and ends on March 20th. The ranking for 1387th year corresponds to a calendar starting on March 21st, 2008 and ending on March 20th, 2009 in Gregorian calendar.

The complete list with many hilarious translations can be seen below.

Due credit is given to IMI and the researchers involved with this difficult task.

Due to my poor hold of the Farsi language, I had to resort to online translators which produced some of the hilarious translations you can find below.

Overall, these are interesting figures to pore over.

Certainly, Islamic Republic of Iran has a wide variety of entreprises engaged in various economic sectors, although one may wonder if more software, home appliance manufacturer, biotechnology firms would be seen in future lists considering the strong position of Iran in those sectors.

The list is taken from IMI website. If any knowledgable Farsi speaker would like to correct and/or improve any of the listings, kindly drop a line or post a comment with your opinion.

Only the first 100 entreprises have been listed below.

A poor translation of the list produced by IMI

Click on the image to see full-scale picture. Any comments, suggestions or ideas are welcome as long as they remain civilized.

The companies highlighted in red need to have their names sorted out. Would any knowledgable Farsi speaker tackle the issue?


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