List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1884; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Bath Iron WorksShip Building and Repairing Bath Iron Works is a major American shipyard located on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine, United States. Since its founding in 1884, BIW has built private, commercial and military vessels, most ...more
Bulgari Bulgari is an Italian jewelry and luxury goods brand that produces and markets several product lines including jewelry, watches, fragrances, accessories, and hotels.
Coventry Building SocietyFinancial Services The Coventry Building Society is a building society based in Coventry, England. It is the third largest in the United Kingdom with total assets of more than £31.2 billion at 31 December ...more
CTT Correios de Macau, formerly CTT Correios de Macau, is a department under the Government of Macau responsible for postal services. The acronym CTT comes from the former name of the department in ...more
CurrysRetail Currys is a British electrical retailer operating in the UK and Ireland and is owned by Dixons Carphone. It specialises in selling home electronics and household appliances, with 295 superstores ...more
DaburFood Manufacturing, Health Care, Fast-moving consumer goods Dabur is India's largest Ayurvedic medicine & related products manufacturer. Dabur was founded in 1884 by Dr. SK Burman, a physician in West Bengal, to produce and dispense Ayurvedic ...more
De Koningshoeven BreweryAlcoholic beverage De Koningshoeven Brewery is a Dutch Trappist brewery founded in 1884 within the walls of the abbey Onze Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven in Berkel-Enschot.
EdisonEnergy industry Edison S.p.A is an energy company in the field of electricity and natural gas headquartered in Milan, Italy. The company was established in 1884. Edison employs about 4,000 people in Europe, ...more
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway The Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway was a Class II railroad, operating between Waukegan, Illinois and Gary Indiana. The railroad served as a link between Class I railroads traveling to and ...more
Gould Electronics Gould Electronics Inc. -- founded in 1884 and based in Chandler, Arizona -- is a company involved in the electronics and semiconductor industries. They make printed circuit materials for use by ...more
Hong Kong Jockey ClubCharitable organization The Hong Kong Jockey Club is one of the oldest institutions in Hong Kong. Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class horse racing operator and Hong Kong's largest community ...more
InterserveCivil Engineering, Construction Interserve plc is a multinational support service and construction company based in the UK, with revenue of £2.1 billion and a workforce of more than 75,000 people worldwide. The company ...more
Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway The Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway, also known as the Leaky Roof Railway, is a now abandoned rail line that ran from Olathe, Kansas, near Kansas City, through Clinton, Missouri, ...more
LandiniAutomotive industry Landini SpA, headquartered in Fabbrico, Italy, was founded by Giovanni Landini in 1884 to produce agricultural equipment. Landini had just started making tractors in 1925 when Giovanni died ...more
Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway The Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway was formed in 1884, and totaled 7 miles. In 1897 it became part of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, and on 1 May 1901, its northern ...more
Midland and South Western Junction Railway The Midland and South Western Junction Railway was an independent railway built to form a north-south link between the Midland Railway and the London and South Western Railway in England, ...more
Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. is a private railway in Japan. Founded in 1884, the name Nankai comes from the company's routes along the Nankaidō, the old highway that ran south from the ...more
Nationwide Building SocietyFinancial Services Nationwide Building Society is a British mutual financial institution and the largest building society in the world. It has its headquarters in Swindon, with an office in Threadneedle Street, ...more
NCR CorporationSoftware, Computer, Technology The NCR Corporation is a US-based computer hardware, software and electronics company that provides products and services that enable businesses to connect, interact and transact with their ...more
Parry Sound Colonization Railway The Parry Sound Colonization Railway Company is a historic Canadian railway that operated in Ontario. It originally intended to connect to the Northern and Pacific Junction Railway but ran out ...more
Kiewit CorporationMining, Construction, Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction Kiewit Corporation is an employee-owned Fortune 500 contractor based in Omaha, Nebraska. Privately held, it is one of the largest contractors in the world. Recent projects have included several ...more
Pfaudler Pfaudler, Inc. is an American multinational company best known for the invention of glass-coated steel, its successful commercialization and the subsequent production of storage tanks, reactors ...more
PiaggioAutomotive industry Piaggio & C. SpA via its subsidiaries designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes two wheeled motor vehicles and compact commercial vehicles under seven brands. Piaggio & C. SpA ...more
Rainier Brewing Company Rainier Brewing Company was a Seattle, Washington, company that brewed Rainier Beer, a popular brand in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Although Rainier was founded in 1884, the ...more
Rubery Owen Rubery Owen is a British engineering company which was founded in 1884 in Darlaston, West Midlands.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a law firm headquartered in New York City which employs over 800 attorneys in eleven offices worldwide. The firm is highly regarded for its litigation and ...more
Standard Electric Time Company The Standard Electric Time Company was a Springfield, Massachusetts company founded in 1884, and was a manufacturer of synchronized clock systems and fire alarm systems. They were the oldest ...more
Tennessee Central Railway The Tennessee Central Railway was founded in 1884 as the Nashville and Knoxville Railroad by Alexander S. Crawford. It was an attempt to open up a rail route from the coal and minerals of East ...more
Trine University Trine University, formerly known as Tri-State University, is a private post-secondary institution located in Angola, Indiana. The school was founded in 1884, and offers degrees in the arts and ...more
Van der Giessen de NoordShipbuilding Van der Giessen de Noord was a shipyard that mainly built ferries, located in Krimpen aan den IJssel, a town in the western Netherlands. The yard was especially suited to the construction of ...more