List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1919; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
AerofilmsProfessional, Scientific, and Technical Services Aerofilms Ltd was the UK's first commercial aerial photography company, founded in 1919 by Francis Wills and Claude Graham White. Wills had served as an Observer with the Royal Naval Air Service ...more
AéropostaleClothing, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores Aéropostale, Inc. is an American shopping mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14-to-17-year-old young women and men through its ...more
Air Navigation and Engineering Company Aircraft Navigation and Engineering Company Limited was a British aircraft manufacturer from its formation in 1919 to 1927.
Allen Family FoodsManufacturing Allen Family Foods is a large U.S. producer and exporter of chicken, headquartered in Seaford, Delaware. Founded in 1919 by Charles C. Allen and Nellie G Allen as a small local hatchery, today, ...more
American International GroupFinancial Services, Fire, Marine American International Group, Inc. – also known as AIG – is an American multinational insurance corporation with more than 88 million customers in 130 countries. AIG companies employ over 64,000 ...more
Armstrong SiddeleyAutomotive industry Armstrong Siddeley was a British engineering group that operated during the first half of the 20th century. It was formed in 1919 and is best known for the production of luxury motor cars and ...more
Army & Navy StoresRetail Army & Navy is a department store chain in Canada billing itself as "Canada's Original Discount Store". It operates six stores in Alberta and British Columbia.
Aurora Aurora is an Italian manufacturer of fine writing instruments, fountain pens, paper and leather goods, founded in 1919 by a rich textile merchant. Their products represent the first true Italian ...more
Australian Aircraft & Engineering Australian Aircraft & Engineering Co. Ltd. was formed in 1919 by N.B. Love, W.J. Warneford and H.E. Broadsmith. The company was registered in Sydney on 1 October 1919 with capital of ...more
Avia Avia was a Czech aircraft and automotive company notable for producing biplane fighter aircraft and most recently trucks.
Bank of ÅlandFinancial Services Bank of Åland Plc is a Finnish commercial bank and banking group with over 700 employees and operations in Åland, Finland and Sweden. The bank was founded in 1919 and was listed on ...more
Bayford & CoPetroleum industry The Bayford Group is a British company founded in 1919 in Leeds, England. The Company has several businesses in its varied portfolio, including BP fuel card distributor Be Fuelcards; property ...more
Boone Drug Boone Drugs is a drug store chain with 15 locations in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Brush Development Company Brush Development Company was a manufacturer of audio, phonographic products and magnetic recording technologies located in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cabot CreameryFood processing, Cheese Manufacturing The Cabot Creamery Cooperative is an American dairy agricultural marketing cooperative, wholly owned by the Agri-Mark Cooperative. Originally started as Cabot Farmers Cooperative Creamery in ...more
Cahill Gordon & ReindelLaw Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is a prominent New York-based international law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and London. According to The American Lawyer, Cahill is ...more
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is a professional body representing the transport and logistics industries worldwide. It is a membership based organisation with over 30,000 ...more
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK or CILT is a Professional body representing people who work in the fields of Logistics and Transport in the United Kingdom. It is the ...more
CitroënAutomotive industry Citroën is a major French automobile manufacturer, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën group since 1976. Founded in 1919 by French industrialist André-Gustave Citroën, ...more
ConAgra FoodsFood Manufacturing, Food processing ConAgra Foods, Inc. is an American packaged foods company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. ConAgra makes and sells products under various brand names that are available in supermarkets, as well ...more
Covington & BurlingLaw Covington & Burling LLP is an international law firm with offices in Beijing, Brussels, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, San Diego, and Washington, DC. The ...more
CumminsEngine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing Cummins Inc. is a Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines, filtration, and power generation products. Cummins also services engines and related equipment, ...more
Davis LangdonCivil Engineering, Construction Davis Langdon, An AECOM Company, is a construction consultancy company, founded in 1919, with approximately 2,500 employees working in over 18 countries worldwide. In October 2010, the company ...more
Duple Coachbuilders Duple was best known as a British manufacturer of coach and bus bodywork from 1919 until 1989.
Elbe & Sohn Elbe & Sohn, GmbH & Co. is a German universal joint, driveshaft, and power transmission component manufacturer in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. The company is part of Elbe Holding, ...more
English China ClaysMining English China Clays PLC, or ECC, was a mining company involved in the extraction of china clay, based in St Austell, Cornwall. It was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but in 1999 was ...more
Fawcett PublicationsPublishing Fawcett Publications was an American publishing company founded in 1919 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota by Wilford Hamilton "Captain Billy" Fawcett. At the age of 16, Fawcett ran away from ...more
Ferro CorporationPaints, Varnishes, Lacquers Ferro Corporation is an American producer of technology-based performance materials for manufacturers. Ferro was founded in 1919 by Harry D. Cushman in Cleveland. The company's headquarters are ...more
Fletcher ConstructionConstruction The Fletcher Construction Company Limited is a New Zealand construction company and a subsidiary of Fletcher Building. It and Fletcher Residential make up the Construction division of Fletcher ...more
Flowers FoodsFood Manufacturing, Bakery Flowers Foods, headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia, is a producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods in the United States. The company operates 46 bakeries that produce breads, buns, rolls, ...more
Fulbright & JaworskiLaw Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, one of the largest law firms in the United States, is the U.S. member of Norton Rose Fulbright, a global legal practice of approximately 3,800 lawyers in more than ...more
Garelli MotorcyclesMotorcycles, Bicycles, and Parts Garelli Motorcycles was an Italian moped and motorcycle manufacturer. It was founded in 1919 by Alberto Garelli.
Ally Financial Inc.Financial Services Ally Financial Inc., previously known as GMAC Inc., is a bank holding company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, United States at Tower 200 of the Renaissance Center. The bank has more than 15 ...more
Gordon Russell LimitedFurniture
Groupe DanoneFood Manufacturing, Food processing Groupe Danone S.A. is a multinational food-products corporation based in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. It has four business lines: Fresh Dairy products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and ...more
Grupo Poma Grupo Poma is a family-owned company headed by Ricardo Poma in El Salvador. Some of Grupo Poma’s business activities include automobile dealerships, real estate development and construction, ...more
HalliburtonOil and Gas Field Services, NEC, Energy industry Halliburton Company is an American multinational corporation, and one of the world's largest oil field services companies with operations in more than 80 countries. It owns hundreds of ...more
Hess CorporationPetroleum industry, Petroleum Refineries The Hess Corporation is an American integrated oil company headquartered in New York City, and a Fortune 100 corporation. The company explores, produces, transports, and refines crude oil and ...more
Hilton Hotels & ResortsHospitality, Hotel, Hotels and Motels Hilton Hotels & Resorts is an international chain of full service hotels and resorts and the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. The original company was founded by Conrad Hilton. Hilton ...more
Hilton WorldwideHospitality, Hotel Hilton Worldwide is an American global hospitality company. It is owned by the Blackstone Group, an American private equity firm. As of March 2014, Hilton brands encompass 4,112 hotels with over ...more
Jefferson Lines Jefferson Lines is a regional intercity bus company operating in the United States. Today, the Jefferson Lines system extends from Grand Forks, North Dakota south to Wichita Falls, Texas. The ...more
Jervis B. Webb Company Jervis B. Webb Company is a global company that designs, engineers, installs and supports integrated material handling systems such as baggage handling systems, Automatic Guided Vehicles, ...more
Jonathan Cape Jonathan Cape was a London publishing firm founded in 1921 by Herbert Jonathan Cape. He was head of the firm until his death in 1960. Cape and his business partner Wren Howard set up the ...more
KLMAirline, Transportation Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V., best known by its initials KLM, is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM's headquarters is in Amstelveen near its hub at Amsterdam Airport ...more
LoblawsRetail Loblaws is a supermarket chain with over 2000 stores in Canada, headquartered in Brampton, with stores across British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Loblaws is a division of Loblaw ...more
Louis Marx and CompanyToy Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from 1919 to 1978. Its products were often imprinted with the slogan, "One of the many Marx toys, have you all of
Magneti MarelliAll Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing, Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Magneti Marelli S.p.A. is an Italian company which deals with development and manufacturing of systems, modules and high-technology components for the automotive industry. A subsidiary of FCA ...more
Mahashian Di HattiFood Manufacturing Mahashian Di Hatti Limited is an Indian manufacturer, distributor and exporter of ground spices and spice mixtures under the brand name MDH. It specializes in several unique traditional blends ...more
MOM Brands MOM Brands Company is an American producer of breakfast cereals, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is the third-largest manufacturer of cereals in the United States —employing 1,400 ...more