Rockwell Automation has made significant performance gains in recent years. Productivity has grown by more than 4%, lead times for its manufactured goods have been cut in half and on-time deliveries are up to 98%.
In 2012, Apple paid approximately $6bn in US Corporate Tax on a reported US pretax income of $19bn. This in the words of Apple CEO, Tim Cook, at a Senate subcommittee in Taxes, 30.5% or around 2.5% of the total Corporate Tax revenue raised in the US.
Tesla has received approval to acquire solar panel company SolarCity for $2.6bn, in a move which comes at a financial crossroads for a solar industry, which is facing the prospect of an oversupply of solar panels.