AKRON-Two Japanese companies-Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. and Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.-have the best sales-per-employee ratio among the world's Top 10 tire makers.
Yokohama averages $279,000 in sales per employee, based on total corporate sales in 1994. The company posted total sales of $3.7 billion in 1994, and had 13,254 employees.
Sumitomo ranks second on the list, with an average of $216,386 in sales per employee. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is third, with an average of $179,552, and Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. of South Korea fourth, at $177,114.
Bridgestone Corp. ranks fifth at $174,479. Goodyear is the eighth highest, at $136,085, and Groupe Michelin is listed at 10th, at $103,333.