List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1880; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Ball CorporationManufacturing, Metal Can Manufacturing Ball Corporation, originally Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company, is an American company famous for producing glass canning jars. Founded in 1880, it is currently headquartered in ...more
BekaertManufacturing, Chemical industry Bekaert is a business that deals in steel wire transformation and coatings. N.V. Bekaert S.A. is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing over 28,000 people worldwide. Operating ...more
Berne eXchange Berne eXchange is the stock exchange of Bern, Switzerland. BX and the much larger SWX Swiss Exchange based in Zürich are the only stock exchanges in Switzerland.
BilfingerCivil Engineering, Construction Bilfinger SE is a multinational company specialized in civil and industrial construction, engineering and services based in Mannheim, Germany.
C. Lorenz CompanyRadio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing, Search, Detection Now part of the Alcatel-Lucent Group, bought by a German ITT subsidiary, Standard Elektrizitätsgesellschaft, in 1930. The company produced a number of radio aids to flying and the landing ...more
Donaldson and Meier Donaldson and Meier was an architectural firm based in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1880 by John M. Donaldson and Henry J. Meier, the firm produced a large and varied number of commissions in ...more
Elsevier BVPublishing Elsevier B.V. is an academic publishing company that publishes medical and scientific literature. It is a part of the Reed Elsevier group. Based in Amsterdam, the company has operations in the ...more
George Wimpey George Wimpey was formed in 1880 and, based in Hammersmith, operated largely as a road surfacing contractor. The business was acquired by Godfrey Mitchell in 1919 and he developed it into the ...more
Jetha Lila Jetha Lila was a private bank established in Zanzibar that traced its origins to 1880. It was an anomaly in East Africa in that it was local in origin, all other banks being foreign with ...more
Pacific BellTelecommunications Pacific Bell Telephone Company provides telephone service in California. The company is owned by AT&T Inc. through AT&T Teleholdings. The company has been known by a number of names ...more
Provident FinancialSavings Institutions, Federally Chartered, Finance Provident Financial plc is a British financial services group based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. It specialises in Home Collected Credit and also owns both Vanquis which offers credit cards and ...more
Ramos PintoPort wine
Shanks GroupWaste management Shanks Group plc is a leading European waste management company operating in the UK, Belgium, Canada and the Netherlands. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
SpykerAviation, Automotive industry Spyker or Spijker was a Dutch car manufacturer, started in 1880 by coachbuilders Jacobus and Hendrik-Jan Spijker, but to be able to market the brand better in foreign countries, in 1903 the 'ij' ...more
Warner & Swasey Company The Warner & Swasey Company was an American manufacturer of machine tools, instruments, and special machinery. It operated as an independent business firm, based in Cleveland, from its ...more
WellaPerfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations Wella AG is one of the world’s largest hair care and cosmetics companies. Founded in 1880 by Franz Ströher, Wella is a German company that has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The ...more
Winder Farms Winder Farms, headquartered in West Valley City, Utah, is an online grocery store and delivery service. Winder Farms offers over 300 grocery products, including award winning milk and chocolate ...more
Zweigle's Zweigles, Inc., is a food manufacturer of hot dogs, sausages, and deli products. The company is based in Rochester, New York, and was founded in 1880 by C. Wilhelm Zweigle. It is most well known ...more