List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1908; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Aubuchon HardwareRetail Aubuchon Hardware is a hardware store chain in the northeastern United States consisting of 121 paint and hardware stores throughout Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and ...more
Bank of BarodaFinancial Services Bank of Baroda is an Indian state-owned banking and financial services company headquartered in Vadodara in Gujarat, India. It is the second-largest bank in India, after State Bank of India, and ...more
Bank of CommunicationsFinancial Services, National Commercial Banks, Commercial Banking Bank of Communications Limited, founded in 1908, is one of the largest banks in China. Established in 1908, Bank of Communication claims a long history in China and is one of the banks to have ...more
Briggs & Stratton Briggs & Stratton is the world's largest manufacturer of air-cooled gasoline engines primarily for outdoor power equipment. Current production averages 11 million engines per year.
Bush Brothers and CompanyFood processing Bush Brothers & Company is a family-owned corporation best known for its Bush's Best brand canned baked beans. The company produces approximately 80 percent of the canned baked beans ...more
CaproniAerospace Caproni was an Italian aircraft manufacturer founded in 1908 by Giovanni Battista "Gianni" Caproni. It was initially named, from 1911, Società de Agostini e Caproni, then ...more
CIT Group Inc (DEL)Financial Services CIT Group Inc. is a United States financial holding company founded in 1908 with more than $35 billion in finance and leasing assets. The company's name is an abbreviation of an early corporate ...more
ConverseSports equipment, Footwear Manufacturing Converse is an American shoe company with a production output that primarily consists of sports wear, and lifestyle brand footwear. Converse manufactures its products under the One Star, Chuck ...more
Drammens Elektriske BaneTransportation Drammens Elektriske Bane was a Norwegian company that operated the Drammen trolleybus between December 15, 1909 and April 30, 1916. The company was started by M. Magnus, Otto Aubert and Olaf ...more
Filene's BasementRetail Filene's Basement, also called The Basement, was a Massachusetts-based chain of department stores which was owned by Retail Ventures, Inc. until April 2009 when it was sold to Syms. The oldest ...more
General MotorsMotor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry General Motors Company, commonly known as GM, is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, that designs, manufactures, markets and distributes vehicles and ...more
Great Eastern LifeFinancial Services Great Eastern Life Assurance is based in Singapore and the largest life insurance company in Singapore and Malaysia. It is also the oldest insurance company in Asia. It is the largest insurance ...more
History of General Motors The history of General Motors, one of the world's largest car and truck manufacturers, reaches back more than a century and involves a vast scope of industrial activity around the world, mostly ...more
IndumilArms Manufacturers Indumil is a Colombian based military weapons manufacturer. The company is run by the Colombian government.
Kirkland & EllisLaw Kirkland & Ellis LLP is an international law firm that was first established in Chicago. Known for its work in cases that go to trial, law firm Kirkland & Ellis maintains a variety of ...more
Manitoba Telecom ServicesTelecommunications Manitoba Telecom Services, or MTS, formerly Manitoba Telephone System, is the primary telecommunications carrier in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the fourth largest telecommunications ...more
MartinsydeAviation Martinsyde was a British aircraft and motorcycle manufacturer between 1908 and 1922, when they were forced into liquidation by a factory fire.
MeMZAutomotive industry MeMZ is short for "Melitopol Motor Plant", a part of AvtoZAZ. The factory was founded in 1908 by a Ukrainian Mennonite entrepreneur by the name of Zaferman, intending to build diesel ...more
Palestine Land Development Corporation The Palestine Land Development Company, also Palestine Land Development Corporation, was a program of the practicalist movement in early Zionism, particularly in the decade before the start of ...more
Red FoodSupermarket Red Food Stores, Inc. was a supermarket chain company headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It operated stores mostly in northwest Georgia, northeast Alabama, and southeast Tennessee. Around ...more
Short BrothersAerospace, Aerospace Engineering Short Brothers plc is an aerospace company, usually referred to as Shorts, now based at Belfast, Northern Ireland. Shorts was founded in 1908 in London, and was the first company in the world to ...more
Speed Queen Speed Queen is a laundry machine manufacturer headquartered in Ripon, Wisconsin, USA. Speed Queen is a subsidiary of Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, which bills itself as the world's largest ...more
Tama Seisakusho Tama Drums is a brand of drum kits and hardware manufactured and marketed by the Japanese musical instrument company, Hoshino Gakki. Tama's research and development of products, along with ...more
The Scott Motorcycle Company The Scott Motorcycle Company was owned by Scott Motors Limited, Shipley, West Yorkshire, England and was a well-known producer of motorcycles and light engines for industry. Founded by Alfred ...more
United Westminster & Wrexham Collieries
Von DuprinManufacturing Von Duprin is a brand of security products. It was the producer of the first "panic bar" style door mechanism that allows a door to a public building to be locked from the outside but ...more
WachoviaFinance, Investment banking, Financial Services Wachovia was a diversified financial services company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Before its acquisition by Wells Fargo in 2008, Wachovia was the fourth-largest bank holding company in ...more
Whidbey TelecomTelecommunications Whidbey Telecom is a private, independent telecommunications company operating on the South End of Whidbey Island in Washington State, the community of Point Roberts, Washington, and doing ...more