Companies Companies Founded in 1908

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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.
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Aubuchon Hardware is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Aubuchon Hardware Retail
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 Baroda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Bank of Baroda Financial 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 Communications is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Financial 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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
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 Company is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Bush Brothers and Company Food 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

Caproni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Caproni Aerospace
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) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
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

Converse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Sports 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 Bane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Drammens Elektriske Bane Transportation
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 Basement is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
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 Motors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Motor 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 Life is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Great Eastern Life Financial 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 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
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

Indumil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Indumil Arms Manufacturers
Indumil is a Colombian based military weapons manufacturer. The company is run by the Colombian government.

Kirkland & Ellis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
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 Services is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
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

Martinsyde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Martinsyde Aviation
Martinsyde was a British aircraft and motorcycle manufacturer between 1908 and 1922, when they were forced into liquidation by a factory fire.

MeMZ is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Automotive 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 Cor... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
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 Food is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Red Food Supermarket
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 Brothers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
Aerospace, 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 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
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 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
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 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
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 C... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in 1908
United Westminster & Wrexham Collieries