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Companies Founded in 1889

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1889; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
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  • 1

    Acklands Grainger

    Acklands-Grainger is Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products....
  • Amoco2


    Petroleum industry
    Amoco Corporation, originally Standard Oil Company, was a global chemical and oil company that...  more
  • Asahi Breweries3

    Asahi Breweries

    Malt Beverages, Flour Milling and Malt Manufacturing
    Asahi Breweries, Ltd. is a leading brewery and soft drink company based in Tokyo, Japan. As of...  more
  • 4


    Adhesive Manufacturing
    Bostik is an international adhesives company formerly a subsidiary of the French company...  more
  • Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard5

    Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

    Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard is a family-owned wine company based in Milawa, Victoria,...  more
  • C. A. Parsons and Company6

    C. A. Parsons and Company

    C. A. Parsons and Company was a British engineering firm which was once one of the largest...  more
  • Carhartt7
    Carhartt, Inc., is a U.S.-based clothing company founded in 1889 that focuses on work clothes....  more
  • Charter International8

    Charter International

    Charter International plc was a large British engineering business based in London. It was...  more
  • Conrad Schmitt Studios9

    Conrad Schmitt Studios

    Conrad Schmitt Studios is an architectural arts studio located in New Berlin, Wisconsin. It...  more
  • 10

    Dampskibsselskabet Torm

    A/S Dampskibsselskabet TORM or TORM, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a shipping company that...  more
  • Doxa S.A.11

    Doxa S.A.

    Doxa S.A. is a Swiss company, founded in 1889, that manufactures watches. Doxa is best known...  more
  • FN Herstal12

    FN Herstal

    Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers
    Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal — self identified as FN Herstal and often referred to as Fabrique...  more
  • Freia13


    Food Manufacturing
    Freia is a Norwegian chocolate candy manufacturing company. The company is famous for Freia...  more
  • 14

    HDB/Cram and Ferguson

    Hoyle, Doran & Berry, Inc., also known as HDB/Cram and Ferguson, was the successor firm to the...  more
  • HSBC Bank Middle East15

    HSBC Bank Middle East

    Financial Services
    HSBC Bank Middle East Limited is the largest and most widely represented international bank in...  more
  • IBM16


    Computer Integrated Systems Design, Software
    The International Business Machines Corporation is an American multinational technology and...  more
  • 17

    International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

    Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
    International Flavors & Fragrances is a major producer of flavors and fragrances with sales of...  more
  • 18


    Kistefos is a privately owned investment company owned by Christen Sveaas and led by CEO Tom...  more
  • Lee19


    Lee is an American brand of denim jeans, first produced in 1889 in Salina, Kansas. The company...  more
  • Lenox20
    Lenox is an American company that sells tabletop, giftware and collectible products sold under...  more
  • 21

    Liverpool, St Helens and South Lancashire Railway

    The Liverpool, St Helens and South Lancashire Railway, was formed in 1889, but no services ran...  more
  • Maison de Bonneterie22

    Maison de Bonneterie

    Maison de Bonneterie operated two high-end fashion department stores in the Netherlands, in...  more
  • Mentholatum23


    The Mentholatum Company, Inc., founded in 1889 by Albert Alexander Hyde, is an American maker...  more
  • Merck & Co.24

    Merck & Co.

    Pharmaceutical Preparation, Pharmaceutical industry
    Merck & Co., Inc., d.b.a. Merck Sharp & Dohme outside the United States and Canada, is an...  more
  • 25

    Methuen Publishing

    Methuen Publishing Ltd is a British publishing house. It was founded in 1889 by Sir Algernon...  more