Originally Posted by AmarFaisal
Because corporate headquarters seldom have any concept as to what the subsidiaries are doing. Corporations especialy international ones are strange beasts, there is no one person responsible for the total operation. It goes like this at a board meeting.
CEO says "Our Branch in Saudi Arabia is making more money then our branch in Singapore"
Board Member "Shut down Singapore direct the Assests to Saudi"
Board Member 2 "Send a fact finding committee to each and see what is going ong"
Board Member 2 "Change product distribution in Singapore to the same Products the are generating profits in Saudi"
CEO "Somebody write up a proposal on suggestions and have it on my desk in 3 hours, Meeting adjourned"
They are not producing special batches the manufacturing plants in those countries are operated and owned by stock holders in those countries. They produce in accordance to local market. Like soft drinks, Coca-cola uses a different recipe in every country it is bottled it, The local owners determine the product. The corporation determines the distribution of investment money and share of profits.
International companies are just that international, no alliance with any country, but with investments in factories in many different countries. Which often carry the name of the Corporation.
I used to work(short length of time) for a gigantic Corporation. I was just a peon on the corporate ladder, but I was flabbergasted and the number of companies that were under the corporate umbrella. there was not a single person in the corporation that knew the names of all of the companies that were part of the corporation. I was in the petro chemical division. The company owned oil refineries in nearly every country in the world. An off shoot of that was our food addative branch where we had plants manufacturing things like artificial flavors world wide (Many artificial flavorings are from petroleum)
My poit is you will get little information as to what a corporation produces from their corporate headquarters. You need to check the particular manufacturer which can usually be found through the batch # on the label.