Notable Israeli Companies
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA)
is a leading global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare by developing, producing and marketing affordable generic drugs as well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Teva is the world’s largest generic drug maker, with a global product portfolio of more than 1,300 molecules and a direct presence in about 60 countries. Teva currently employs approximately 46,000 people around the world and reached $18.3 billion in net revenues in 2011.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP)
The worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Check Point’s award-winning Zone Alarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.
Amdocs (NYSE: DOX)
For 30 years, has ensured service providers’ success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. With revenue of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2011, Amdocs and it's over 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries.
Founded in 1952 by Stef Wertheimer, produces unique and innovative cutting tools for metalworking. ISCAR has expanded from a single marketing and manufacturing facility in the Tefen Industrial Zone, situated in Israel’s Western Galilee to a multinational company with representation in over 50 countries. The innovation that has made the company one of the fastest growing in the industry stems from the creative thinking of ISCAR’s employees. In 2006 Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway paid $4 billion in cash for 80% of ISCAR.
NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE)
is the worldwide leader of intent-based solutions that capture and analyze interactions and transactions, realize intent, and extract and leverage insights to deliver impact in real time. Driven by cross-channel and multi-sensor analytics, NICE solutions enable organizations to improve business performance, increase operational efficiency, prevent financial crime, ensure compliance, and enhance safety and security. NICE serves over 25,000 organizations in the enterprise and security sectors, representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 150 countries, and including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies.
The RAD Group
World leaders in voice and data communications technologies, is a family of independent companies that develop, manufacture and market solutions for diverse segments of the networking and telecommunications industry. A unique business philosophy distinguishes the RAD Group, which has no holding company, but is strategically guided by its founders. Each RAD Group company operates autonomously under a common strategic umbrella. This decentralized approach maximizes the advantages inherent in smaller business units, such as flexibility, entrepreneurial spirit and management focus. A new company is established when a market opportunity is identified and requires a technology, marketing approach or corporate culture that does not exist in any of the other companies.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
Is a globally recognized leader in development and production of military and commercial aerospace and defense systems. IAI has accumulated nearly half a century of experience in creating and supplying advanced systems for the Israel Ministry of Defense and for many demanding customers worldwide. IAI is the largest aerospace & Defense Company and the largest industrial exporter in Israel.
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT)
Is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd
Designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea and space applications. Rafael was established as part of the Ministry of Defense more than 50 years ago and was incorporated in 2002. Currently, 7% of its sales are invested in R&D. Rafael’s know-how is embedded in almost all Israel Defense Forces (IDF) systems in operation today. The company has a special relationship with the IDF, developing products according to the soldiers’ specific requirements in the field. Rafael has also formed partnerships with civilian counterparts to develop commercial applications based on its proprietary technology.
Keter Plastic Ltd.
Is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of resin-based household and garden consumer products. A one-stop-shop for plastic storage, organization products and furniture, Keter strongly believes in improving people’s daily living. With an extensive product portfolio, Keter Plastic aims at maximizing the consumer experience through consumer insight driven innovation and by offering a wide range of attractive and functional household and DIY product categories. That includes; garden furniture, outdoor storage boxes and sheds, shelving systems, utility cabinets, kids products and more…
Is the global leader in smart drip and micro-irrigation solutions for a sustainable future. Since introducing the world’s first drip irrigation solutions in 1965, Netafim has led the way by developing products that help customers optimize results.
Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA)
Is the only vertically-integrated company primarily engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. The company designs, develops, owns and operates geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants around the world. Additionally, the company designs, manufactures and sells geothermal and recovered energy power units and other power-generating equipment, and provides related services.