List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1916; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
GraakalbanenTransportation A/S Graakalbanen was a private company that built and operated the Gråkallen Line of the Trondheim Tramway between 1924 and 1972. Established in 1916, it bought large land areas in ...more
A/S TrikkenTransportation A/S Trikken was a Norwegian company that operated the Drammen trolleybus between May 1, 1916 and July 1, 1947. The company was started by the electrical company Øverby & Larsen, that ...more
American Gear Manufacturers Association The American Gear Manufacturers Association or AGMA is the trade group of companies in manufacturing gears and gearing. AGMA was founded in 1916; there are currently about 430 AGMA member ...more
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.Petroleum industry, Manufacturing, Petroleum Refineries Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is a public U.S.-based company, incorporated in 1916, which specializes in the manufacturing of naphthenic and paraffinic oils as well as aliphatic ...more
Commercial Iron WorksShipbuilding, Manufacturing Commercial Iron Works was a manufacturing firm in Portland, Oregon, United States. Established in 1916, the company is best remembered today for its contribution to America's emergency ...more
NoelFood processing Noel, formally known as Compañía de Galletas Noel S.A. is a food and beverage company headquartered in Medellín, Colombia.
Conklin Shows Conklin Shows was the largest traveling amusement corporation in North America. The 75-year-old company operated traveling carnivals at various summer agricultural shows across North America and ...more
Crain CommunicationsNewspaper, Periodical Publishers, Periodicals: Publishing Crain Communications Inc is an American publishing conglomerate based in Detroit, Michigan. The company publishes a variety of trade newspapers, including some city-based business newspapers, ...more
CSL LimitedBiotechnology CSL Limited is a global specialty biotechnology company that researches, develops, manufactures and markets products to treat and prevent serious human medical conditions. CSL's product areas ...more
Curtiss Candy Company The Curtiss Candy Company was founded in 1916 by Otto Schnering near Chicago, Illinois. Wanting a more "American sounding" name, Schnering named his company using his mother's maiden ...more
DKWAutomotive industry DKW is a defunct German car and motorcycle marque. In 1916, Danish engineer Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen founded a factory in Zschopau, Saxony, Germany, to produce steam fittings. That year he ...more
Fageol Fageol Motors was a U.S. manufacturer of buses, trucks and farm tractors.
Famous Players-Lasky Famous Players-Lasky Corporation was an American motion picture and distribution company created on July 19, 1916 from the merger of Adolph Zukor's Famous Players Film Company—originally formed ...more
Finnmark Fylkesrederi og RuteselskapTransportation Finnmark Fylkesrederi og Ruteselskap AS or FFR is a ferry and bus operator in Finnmark, Norway owned by Veolia Transport Norway. The company operates almost all public transport in the county. ...more
Herman's World of Sporting GoodsRetail Herman's World of Sporting Goods was a sporting goods retailer in the United States. It was founded by Herman Steinlauf in 1916 as a music store. At one time, there was a gentleman's agreement ...more
I. M. Skaugen I.M. Skaugen or IMS is a shipping company that operates within petrochemical gases and liquefied petroleum gas and lightering of crude oil and liquefied natural gas. IMS is horizontal integrated ...more
Investor ABFinancial Services, Holding company Investor AB is a Swedish investment company, founded in 1916 and still controlled by the Wallenberg family through their Foundation Asset Management company FAM. The company owns a controlling ...more
Jordan Motor Car Company The Jordan Motor Car Company was founded in 1916 in Cleveland, Ohio by Edward S. "Ned" Jordan, a former advertising executive from Thomas B. Jeffery Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin. The ...more
KappaSports equipment, Clothing, Sportswear Kappa is an Italian sportswear brand founded in 1978 in Turin, Italy.
Karur Vysya Bank Karur Vysya Bank is a private-sector Indian bank, headquartered in Karur in Tamil Nadu. It was set up in 1916 by M. A. Venkatarama Chettiar and Athi Krishna Chettiar. The bank also offers ...more
Kings BayInfrastructure, Mining Kings Bay AS is a government enterprise owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry that operates the entire settlement of Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard. The settlement, the most ...more
Marabou Marabou is a Swedish chocolate brand, first launched in 1916.
Nash MotorsAutomotive industry Nash Motors Company was an American automobile manufacturer based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the United States from 1916 to 1937. From 1937 to 1954, Nash Motors was the automotive division of the ...more
Newmont Mining CorporationMining, Gold Ore and Silver Ore Mining, Gold mining Newmont Mining Corporation, based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA, is one of the world's largest producers of gold, with active mines in Nevada, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana and ...more
Oxxford ClothesClothing Oxxford Clothes is a high-end men's suit and sport coat manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois. It has been called "the quintessential American suit maker" by the Robb Report. In 2008 ...more
Piraeus BankFinance, Financial Services Piraeus Bank is a Greek multinational financial services company with its headquarters in Athens, Greece. Founded in 1916, Piraeus Bank operated as a private credit institution for many decades, ...more
Riverside Health SystemHealth Care Riverside Health System is a non-profit healthcare organization based in Newport News, Virginia.
Société d'Etudes Aéronautiques The Société d'Etudes Aéronautiques was a French aircraft manufacturer founded in 1916 by Henry Potez, Marcel Bloch, and Louis Coroller at Suresnes. The company originally ...more
Store Norske Spitsbergen KulkompaniMining Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani, or simply Store Norske, is a Norwegian coal mining company based on the Svalbard archipelago. It was formed in 1916, after a Norwegian purchase of the ...more
Vigor Shipyards Vigor Shipyards was founded in 1916 as the William H. Todd Corporation through the merger of Robins Dry Dock & Repair Company of Erie Basin, Brooklyn, New York, the Tietjen & Long Dry ...more
Unique Art Unique Art Manufacturing Company was an American toy company, founded in 1916, based in Newark, New Jersey that made inexpensive toys, including wind-up mechanical toys, out of lithographed tin. ...more
United SupermarketsRetail United Supermarkets is an American supermarket grocery store chain. With headquarters in Lubbock, Texas, its roots go back to 1916, when H.D. Snell opened his first United Cash Store in Sayre, ...more
Wegmans Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a family-owned U.S. regional supermarket chain headquartered in Gates, New York, near Rochester. Wegmans has 85 stores in the mid-Atlantic and New England regions, ...more
ZiLAutomotive industry About the Soviet−Russian vehicle manufacturer. For other uses, see: ZIL. AMO ZiL, or the Moscow Joint-Stock Company "Likhachov Plant", and more commonly called ZiL is a major Russian ...more