List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1903; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Andersen CorporationManufacturing Andersen Corporation is an international window and door manufacturing enterprise employing more than 9,000 people at more than 20 locations, with headquarters in the St. Paul exurb of Bayport, ...more
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Buick Buick, formally the Buick Motor Division, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors. For much of its existence in the North American market, Buick has been ...more
Charles Urban Trading Company The Charles Urban Trading Company was formed in 1903 by the Anglo-American film producer Charles Urban. It specialised in travel, educational and scientific film. It made its name with coverage ...more
CMC ElectronicsAerospace, Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying CMC Electronics Inc. is a Canadian electronics company and part of Esterline Corporation's Avionics & Controls business segment. The company's principal manufacturing facility is located in ...more
DTE Energy Electric CompanyElectric Services DTE Energy Electric Company, founded in 1903, is an investor-owned electric utility which serves most of Southeast Michigan. Its parent company, DTE Energy, provides energy services to a variety ...more
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was a historical Canadian transcontinental railway running from Winnipeg to the Pacific coast at Prince Rupert, British Columbia. East of Winnipeg the line ...more
Green Giant Green Giant and Le Sueur are brands of frozen and canned vegetables owned by General Mills. The mascot of Green Giant is the Jolly Green Giant.
Grupo Sanborns Grupo Sanborns is a large restaurant, retail, pharmacy and department store chain located in Mexico, in El Salvador and Panama.
Harley-Davidson Motor CompanyMotorcycle, Automotive industry Harley-Davidson Inc, often abbreviated H-D or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer. Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the first decade of the 20th century, it was one of two major ...more
HSBC Bank ArgentinaFinancial Services, Pension fund HSBC Bank Argentina S.A. is the principal HSBC operating company in Argentina. The seventh-largest bank in the country, it provides a full range of banking and financial products and services, ...more
Kinney Drugs Kinney Drugs is a chain of over 110 drug stores and pharmacies throughout Central and Northern New York, as well as Vermont. Its headquarters is located in Gouverneur. The company was founded in ...more
Kraft FoodsFood Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Sausages and Other Prepared Meats Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is an American grocery manufacturing and processing conglomerate headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Northfield, Illinois. The company was formed in 2012 as a spin off ...more
Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee The Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee was a life insurance company based in Nashville, Tennessee, founded in 1903 by A. M. Burton, great-grandfather of singer Amy Grant. Burton ...more
McMillan LLPLaw McMillan LLP is a Canadian business law firm with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Montréal, and Hong Kong. The firm specializes in business law, financial services, ...more
Metropolitan Water Board The Metropolitan Water Board was founded in 1903 to bring the nine private water companies supplying water to London under a single public body. The members of the board were nominated by the ...more
Muskogee Roads The Muskogee Roads were a system of railroads under common management headquartered in Muskogee, Oklahoma and controlled by the Muskogee Company of Philadelphia. The Muskogee Roads were the only ...more
NordseewerkeShipbuilding Nordseewerke Emden GmbH was a shipbuilding company, located in the north German city of Emden. Founded in 1903 shipbuilding ended in 2010 and the company was overtaken by the Schaaf Industrie ...more
OderwerkeShipbuilding Oderwerke or Stettiner Oderwerke was a German shipbuilding company, located in Stettin.
Public Service Enterprise GroupElectric Services Public Service Enterprise Group, founded as the Public Service Corporation of New Jersey and later renamed Public Service Electric and Gas Company, is a publicly traded diversified energy ...more
Royal Securities CorporationBrokerage firm Royal Securities Corporation Limited was a Canadian stock brokerage firm founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia in early 1903 by John F. Stairs, its first president. The company was the first brokerage ...more
Salt River ProjectPublic utility The Salt River Project is the umbrella name for two separate entities: the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, an agency of the state of Arizona that serves as an ...more
Siemens-Schuckert Siemens-Schuckert was a German electrical engineering company headquartered in Berlin, Erlangen and Nuremberg that was incorporated into the Siemens AG in 1966. Siemens Schuckert was founded in ...more
Steuben Glass WorksManufacturing Steuben Glass Works was an American art glass manufacturer, founded in the summer of 1903 by Frederick Carder and Thomas G. Hawkes in Corning, New York, which is in Steuben County, from which ...more
T. Hasegawa T. Hasegawa Co. is a major producer of flavors and fragrances with sales of ¥ 47,752 million in 2005. The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Taj Hotels Resorts and PalacesTourism, Hospitality Indian Hotels Company Limited, branded as Taj Group, is a chain of hotels and resorts headquartered at Oxford House in Mumbai, which was incorporated by the founder of the Tata group, Jamsetji ...more
TalbotAutomobile Talbot-Darracqs was a make of automobile produced by Automobiles Darracq S.A.
Telefunken Telefunken was a German radio and television apparatus company, founded in Berlin in 1903, as a joint venture of Siemens & Halske and the Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft.
The Siemon Company The Siemon Company is a manufacturer and designer of network cabling and coupling devices based in Watertown, Connecticut. It was founded in 1903 by Carl F. Siemon as The Siemon Hard Rubber ...more
Tsingtao Brewery Tsingtao Brewery Co.,Ltd. is China's second largest brewery. It was founded in 1903 by German settlers and now claims about 15% of domestic market share. The beer is produced in Qingdao in ...more
Vauxhall MotorsAutomotive industry Vauxhall Motors is an English automotive manufacturing and distribution company headquartered in Luton, Bedfordshire, and an affiliated company of the German Adam Opel AG, both being wholly ...more
Wilmington Trust CorporationState Commercial Banks Wilmington Trust Company was founded on July 8, 1903, as a banking, trust, and safe deposit company by DuPont president T. Coleman du Pont. In 2010, it became a subsidiary of M&T Bank.