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.
Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company 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. ...more
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 ...more
ARBEDSteelmaking 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
Atlas WerkeShipbuilding, 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. ...more
Babelsberg Studio Studio Babelsberg is a production company.
BenelliMotorcycles, Bicycles, and Parts 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.
Bessemer Venture PartnersVenture 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 ...more
Boscov'sRetail 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
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 ...more
Chevrolet Chevrolet is a make of automobile produced by Chevrolet Motor Car Company and General Motors(GM).
Commonwealth BankInvestment banking, Bank, Financial Services 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, ...more
DAHER-SOCATAAerospace 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
Eaton CorporationManufacturing, Fluid Power Cylinder and Actuator Manufacturing, Fluid Power Pump and Motor 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
Éditions Albin Michel Éditions Albin Michel is a French publisher. It was founded in 1900 by Albin Michel.
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 ...more
Mars CanadaManufacturing 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 ...more
EssoPetroleum 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
Famous-BarrRetail 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, ...more
Fila KoreaSports equipment, Textile, Clothing 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
FrankeManufacturing 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 ...more
General Motors EuropeAutomotive 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 ...more
Grahame-White, Blériot, and Maxim CompanyAircraft Manufacturing 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 ...more
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
Hamburger Hochbahn Hamburger Hochbahn AG or HHA, founded in 1911, operates the underground system and large parts of the bus system in Hamburg, Germany.
Hotpoint The Hotpoint Electric Heating Company is an American and European brand of domestic appliances. Ownership of the brand is split between Italy's Indesit which has European rights and the USA's ...more
Humble OilPetroleum industry Humble Oil and Refining Co. was founded in 1911 in Humble, Texas. Humble was acquired by Standard Oil of New Jersey in September 1959 and merged with its parent to become Exxon Company, USA in
Kyknos Kyknos is the oldest Greek canning company, founded in 1911 and is based in Ilia, Greece. It supplies tomato paste for many of larger brands throughout the world. The company's distinctive swan ...more
Mars, IncorporatedFood processing, Confectionery and Nut Stores Mars, Inc. is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products with US$33 billion in annual sales in 2013, and is ranked as the 6th largest privately held ...more
Powers Accounting Machine The Powers Accounting Machine was an information processing device developed in the early 20th century for the U.S. Census Bureau. It was then produced and marketed by the Powers Accounting ...more
Qwest CorporationTelecommunications Qwest Corporation is a Bell Operating Company owned by CenturyLink. It was formerly named U S WEST Communications, Inc. from 1991 to 2000, and also formerly named The Mountain States Telephone ...more
Rural PressMass media, Media Rural Press Limited was an Australian media company which owned approximately 170 newspaper and magazine titles, The Canberra Times being the most prominent. These were predominantly in rural ...more
SNC-LavalinConstruction, Engineering Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., a Montreal-based company, provides EPC and EPCM services in a variety of industry sectors, including mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, environment and ...more
SPX CorporationMetalworking Machinery Manufacturing, Conglomerate SPX Corporation is a Fortune 1000 multi-industry manufacturing firm. SPX's business segments serve developing and emerging end markets, such as global infrastructure, process equipment, and ...more
Thorntons Thorntons is a UK chocolate company established by Joseph William Thornton in 1911. Turnover in its annual report of 2013 was reported at £221 million with 249 shops and 186 franchises ...more
TransAltaElectric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution TransAlta Corporation is a electricity power generator and wholesale marketing company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. It is a privately owned corporation and its shares are traded publicly. ...more
Walter Aircraft EnginesAerospace Walter Aircraft Engines was a company that manufactured aircraft engines, particularly the M601 turboprop. Based in Prague, Czech Republic, the company has been a subsidiary of GE Aviation since ...more
West Bend Housewares West Bend Housewares, LLC, based in West Bend, Wisconsin, produces household appliances such as breadmakers, mixers, coffee urns, slow cookers and woks. The West Bend Company, founded in 1911, ...more
Whirlpool CorporationHome appliance, Household Appliance Manufacturing Whirlpool Corporation is a 2013 Telly Award winner.
William B. Eerdmans Publishing CompanyPublishing Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company is a religious publishing house based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1911 by William B. Eerdmans [c.1880-1966] and still independently owned with ...more