I've been following your list for several years. It's always an excellent summary. One company to consider is Sick (optical sensing products). Its annual report indicates it did about €900 million last year.
While I was studying your report about biggest companies in automation market I couldn't find some "big players," for example, Sick or Balluff. In 2011, Sick had about €902 of income. How do you get companies to your report?
[Editor's Note: Our Top 50 list is always a work in progress. Companies are added or subtracted as their fortunes change. We always welcome recommendations about companies we may have missed. For a complete explanation of the criteria we use for inclusion, go to p. 38 of the December 2012 issue, or go to Top 50 Automation Companies. How Do We Do It?.]