Companies Companies Founded in 1857

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1857; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.

Baldwin Piano Company is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Musical Instrument Manufacturing The Baldwin Piano Company is an American piano brand. It was once the largest US-based manufacturer of pianos and other keyboard instruments. It ceased domestic production in December 2008, ...more

Bethlehem Steel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Shipbuilding, Mining, Steelmaking Bethlehem Steel Corporation was America's second-largest steel producer and largest shipbuilder. Bethlehem Steel and a subsidiary company, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, were two of the ...more

Cooper Chemical Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Cooper Chemical Company Cooper Chemical Company has been in business since 1857. The roots of the company were planted in the Iron Bound section of Newark, New Jersey, by Charles Cooper and Jacob Kleinhans. The ...more

Den norske Creditbank is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Den norske Creditbank Bank Den norske Creditbank or DnC is a defunct Norwegian commercial bank created in 1857. In 1990 it merged with Bergen Bank to create Den norske Bank. The bank was based in Oslo and listed on the ...more

Earl Shilton Building Society is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Earl Shilton Building Society Financial Services The Earl Shilton Building Society is a UK building society, which has its head office in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire. It is the 53rd largest in the United Kingdom based on total assets of ...more

Gallaher Group is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Gallaher Group Gallaher Group is a major United Kingdom-based multinational tobacco company. It was traded on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, prior to its April 2007 ...more

Santander Group is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Investment banking, Financial Services The Santander Group is a Spanish banking group centered on Banco Santander, S.A. and is the largest bank in the Eurozone by market value. It is one of the largest banks in the world in terms of ...more

Hecht's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Hecht's Retail Hecht's, also known as Hecht Brothers, Hecht Bros. and the Hecht Company, was a large chain of department stores that operated mainly in the mid-Atlantic and southern region of the United ...more

Meier & Frank is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Meier & Frank Retail Meier & Frank was a chain of department stores founded in Portland, Oregon, and later bought out by the May Department Stores Company. Meier & Frank operated in the Pacific Northwest ...more

Moser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Moser Moser a.s. is a luxury glass manufacturer based in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, previously Karlsbad in Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. The company is known for manufacturing stemware, decorative ...more

Northwestern Mutual is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Insurance Carriers, Financial Services The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company is a U.S. financial services mutual organization based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its products include life insurance, long-term care insurance, ...more

Portsmouth Water is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Portsmouth Water Portsmouth Water is the utility company responsible for water supply and distribution in the City of Portsmouth, part of East Hampshire and part of West Sussex. Places served include Gosport, ...more

Sanford L.P. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Sanford L.P. Sanford L.P., is a Newell Rubbermaid company based in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA. Sanford is the largest writing products manufacturer in the world. It is primarily known for manufacturing ...more

Seagram is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Alcoholic beverage The Seagram Company Ltd. was a large corporation headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada that was the largest distiller of alcoholic beverages in the world. Toward the end of its independent ...more

Stevens Point Brewery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Alcoholic beverage Stevens Point Brewery is a regional American brewery located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The brewery is the fifth-oldest privately owned brewery in the nation. The company's sales volume places ...more

Swiss Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Financial Services The Swiss Life Group is the largest life insurance company of Switzerland. The firm's headquarters are in Zurich. The Swiss Life Group has 6 992 employees and had assets under management of ...more

United Breweries Group is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in 1857
Airline, Information technology, Alcoholic beverage United Breweries Group or UB Group is an Indian conglomerate company headquartered in UB City, Bangalore in the state of Karnataka. The company has annual sales of over US$4 billion and a market ...more