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Companies Founded in 1911

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1911; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
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    The Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company is an Ohio based fire truck manufacturer. The company was founded in 1910 by John P Ahrens and Charles H Fox and built its first motorized fire engine in 1911. By...  more
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    American Henderson Motorcycle Co.

    Henderson produced 4-cylinder motorcycles from 1912 until 1931. They were the largest and fastest motorcycles of their time, and appealed to sport riders and police departments. Police favored them...  more
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    ARBED was a major Luxembourg-based steel and iron producing company. Created in 1911 after the merger of three steel producing companies, ARBED had a significant role in the economy of the...  more
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    Atlas Werke

    Shipbuilding, Electronics industry
    Atlas Werke was a German shipbuilding company, located in Bremen. It was founded in 1911. During World War I Atlas Werke built one single U 151 U-boat for the Kaiserliche Marine, the U-156. After the...  more
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    Babelsberg Studio

    Studio Babelsberg is a production company....  more
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    Motorcycles, Bicycles
    Established in 1911, Benelli is one of the oldest Italian motorcycle manufacturers. It once manufactured shotguns, although this part of the business is now a separate company....  more
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    Bessemer Venture Partners

    Venture capital financing
    Bessemer Venture Partners is an American global venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, Herzliya, Israel, and Mumbai and Bangalore, India. Since its inception in 1911,...  more
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    Boscov's is an American department store founded by Solomon Boscov in 1914. The first store was in Reading, Pennsylvania, and today 43 stores are spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic states of...  more
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    Lowe Campbell Ewald

    Lowe Campbell Ewald is an advertising and marketing communications agency headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and San Antonio. Lowe Campbell Ewald serves as the...  more
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    Chevrolet is a make of automobile produced by Chevrolet Motor Car Company and General Motors(GM)....  more

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    Chevrolet Motor Company

    Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry
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    Commonwealth Bank

    Investment banking, Bank
    The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is an Australian multinational bank with businesses across New Zealand, Fiji, Asia, USA and the United Kingdom. Commonly referred to as the Commonwealth Bank, it...  more
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    DAHER-SOCATA is a producer of general aviation aircraft propelled by piston engines and turboprops, including business planes, small personal or training aircraft, as well as the production of...  more
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    Eaton Corporation

    Manufacturing, Fluid Power Cylinder and Actuator Manufacturing
    Eaton Corporation Plc is a power management company providing solutions to its customers to manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton acquired...  more
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    Éditions Albin Michel

    Éditions Albin Michel is a French publisher. It was founded in 1900 by Albin Michel....  more
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    Éditions Gallimard

    Éditions Gallimard is one of the leading French publishers of books. The Guardian has described it as having "the best backlist in the world". In 2003 it and its subsidiaries published 1418...  more
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    Mars Canada

    Mars Canada is a subsidiary of Mars Incorporated, a worldwide manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products . Mars Canada Inc. is a fast-paced, privately-held company with global...  more
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    Esso is an international trade name for ExxonMobil and its related companies. The name is a phonetic version of the initials of the pre-1911 Standard Oil, and as such became the focus of much...  more
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    The Famous-Barr Co. was a division of Macy's, Inc.. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri in the Railway Exchange Building; it was the flagship store of the The May Department Stores Company, which...  more
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    Fila Korea

    Sports equipment, Textile
    Fila was founded in 1911 in Italy, and is one of the world's largest sportswear manufacturing companies. Since a takeover in 2007 by Fila Korea, Fila is now owned and operates from South Korea....  more
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    Franke Holding AG, based in Aarburg, Switzerland, is an industrial manufacturer with companies located around the world. Franke has about 8,523 qualified employees working in 68 companies in Europe,...  more
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    General Motors Europe

    Automotive industry
    General Motors Europe was responsible for the operation of General Motors businesses in Europe. The subsidiary was established by GM in 1986 and operated 14 production and assembly facilities in 9...  more
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    This company was formed in 1911 by inventor Hiram Maxim and aviators Claude Grahame-White and Louis Bleriot. Maxim's hopes for the company were to produce military aircraft capable of scouting or...  more
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    Gulf States Utilities

    Entergy Texas is an electric power generation and distribution company headquartered in Beaumont, Texas. The company was founded in 1911 as Eastern Texas Electric, a holding company for Stone &...  more
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    Hamburger Hochbahn

    Hamburger Hochbahn AG or HHA, founded in 1911, operates the underground system and large parts of the bus system in Hamburg, Germany....  more