List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1899; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Albion MotorsManufacturing, Automotive industry Albion Automotive of Scotstoun, Glasgow is a former Scottish automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturer, currently involved in the manufacture and supply of Automotive component systems. ...more
American Candy Company The American Candy Company is a confectioner specializing in old-fashioned hard candies. Founded in 1899 in Selma, Alabama. The company was sold by the Gibian Family in 1989 to the Pinkerton ...more
Austro-DaimlerAutomotive industry Austro-Daimler was an Austrian automaker company, from 1899 until 1934. It was subsidiary of the German Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft.
Bank of CyprusBank, Financial Services Bank of Cyprus is a major Cypriot financial institution. In terms of market capitalisation, of 1.8 billion Euro on 15 April 2015, it is the country's biggest bank. As at June 2014, the bank held ...more
Bergdorf GoodmanDepartment store, Clothing, Retail Bergdorf Goodman is a luxury goods department store based on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. The company was founded in 1899 by Herman Bergdorf and was later owned and ...more
BSS Industrial BSS Industrial is a British specialist distributor of heating, ventilation, pipeline and mechanical services equipment based in Leicester. The business was previously part of The BSS Group plc ...more
CCM HockeySports equipment, Manufacturing CCM, formerly an initialism for Canada Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd., is a sporting goods brand. The brand is held by two separate entities both maintaining the CCM trademark, one manufacturing ice ...more
Century Building SocietyFinancial Services The Century Building Society was a building society based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Century Building Society merged with its local rival Scottish Building Society on 1 February 2013. Prior to ...more
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. ConsolidatedBottled and Canned Soft Drinks and Carbonated Waters Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. It produces, markets, and distributes ...more
Copper Range Railroad The Copper Range Railroad was a former U.S. Class I railroad that operated from 1899 to 1972 in the western Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan.
EquifaxCredit bureau, Collection Agencies Equifax Inc. is a consumer credit reporting agency in the United States, considered one of the three largest American credit agencies along with Experian and TransUnion. Founded in 1899, Equifax ...more
Fiat S.p.A.Publishing, Aviation, Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies Fiat S.p.A., or Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, was an Italian holding company whose original and core activities were in the automotive industry, and that was succeeded by Fiat Chrysler ...more
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. is a short-line railroad holding company that owns or maintains interests in 120 railroads throughout five countries, and operates more than 15,500 miles of owned and ...more
HellaManufacturing Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. is an internationally operating German automotive part supplier with headquarters in Lippstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia. The company develops and manufactures lighting ...more
Horch Horch was a car brand manufactured in Germany by August Horch & Cie, at the beginning of the 20th century.
KlabinPaper, Recycling Klabin is the biggest paper producer, exporter and recycler in Brazil. It is the leading manufacturer of packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. It has ...more
L. F. RothschildFinancial Services L.F. Rothschild was a merchant and investment banking firm based in the United States and founded in 1899. The firm collapsed following the 1987 stock market crash.
Legg Mason, Inc.Asset Management Since its founding in 1899 as a brokerage firm in Baltimore, Maryland, Legg Mason has evolved into one of the largest asset management firms in the world, serving individual and institutional ...more
Liepājas tramvajs Liepājas tramvajs is a municipal company that operates a single tram line in Liepāja, Latvia. As of 2012 the company owns 16 Tatra KT4 trams, of which only seven are simultaneously used for ...more
MAB Paints M.A.B. Paints was a regional manufacturer of architectural, commercial and industrial coatings for the professional and do-it-yourself markets. Founded in 1899 in South Philadelphia by Michael ...more
Miele Miele is a German-based manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances, commercial equipment and fitted kitchens, based in Gütersloh, Germany. Miele has always been a family-owned and -run ...more
MorrisonsSupermarket, Supermarket Morrisons is the fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, headquartered in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The company's legal name is Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc. ...more
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai Nippon Kaiji Kyokai is a ship classification society. It is also known by the brand name “ClassNK” or often in the industry as just “NK”. It is a not for profit society dedicated to ensuring the ...more
Officine Meccaniche Officine Meccaniche or OM was an Italian car and truck manufacturing company, founded in 1918 in Milan as Societa Anonima Officine Meccaniche. It disappeared as such in 1975 subsumed into Iveco, ...more
Pressed Steel Car Company On January 13, 1899 the Pressed Steel Car Company was incorporated in New Jersey with an authorized capitalization of $25 million, for the stated purpose of “manufacturing passenger, freight and ...more
Rogers Group The Rogers Group is a Mauritius-based conglomerate. The Group has a portfolio with interests in sectors such as aviation and tourism, logistics, financial services, distribution and industrials. ...more
Södra Cell Tofte Södra Cell Tofte is a pulp mill located in Tofte, Norway which as of July 2013 is set to be closed. The plant has been owned by Södra Skogsägarna since 2000 when it bought the ...more
SonocoPaperboard Container Manufacturing Founded in 1899, Sonoco Products Company is a United States based international provider of diversified consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and packaging supply chain ...more
Suntory Suntory Holdings Limited is a Japanese brewing and distilling company group. Established in 1899, it is one of the oldest companies in the distribution of alcoholic beverages in Japan, and makes ...more
TECO EnergyElectric Services, Energy TECO Energy Inc., also known as Tampa Electric, is an S&P 500 energy-related company based in Tampa, Florida. In addition to the regulated Florida operations of Tampa Electric and Peoples ...more
The United Illuminating Company The United Illuminating Company is an Orange, Connecticut-based regional electric distribution company established in 1899. UI is engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of ...more
VINCICivil Engineering, Construction VINCI is a French concessions and construction company founded in 1899 as Société Générale d'Enterprises. It employs over 179,000 people and is the largest ...more
Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank Voss Veksel- og Landmandsbank or Vekselbanken is a Norwegian commercial bank located in Voss, Hordaland. It is the only remaining independent commercial bank that had not merged into DnB NOR, ...more
Witte AutomotiveAutomotive industry Witte Automotive develops and produces locking-, handle- and hinge systems for car doors, hatches and seats. Headquartered in Germany, Witte Automotive – also known as Witte-Velbert GmbH & ...more
Woori BankCommercial bank, Finance Woori Bank is a bank headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The bank changed its name in 2002, and includes the former Commercial Bank of Korea, Hanil Bank, and Peace Bank. It was known from 1999 ...more