List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1920; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
All Metal Products Company All Metal Products Company was an American toy company founded in 1920 and based in Wyandotte, Michigan for most of its history. It produced inexpensive pressed metal toys under the Wyandotte ...more
AMC TheatresArts, Entertainment, and Recreation AMC Theatres is an American movie theater chain owned and operated by AMC Entertainment Inc., which is itself owned by AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of Chinese ...more
Arcandor AGRetail Arcandor AG is a holding company located in Essen, Germany, that oversaw a number companies operating in the businesses of mail order and internet shopping, department stores and tourism ...more
Arizona Public Service Arizona Public Service Company is the largest electric utility, and the highest tax payer in Arizona, USA, and the principal subsidiary of publicly traded S&P 500 member Pinnacle West ...more
Arnold LaverLumber, Distribution, Retail Arnold Laver Ltd is a timber merchant based in Sheffield. The company was founded by Arnold Laver in 1920. They have 12 depots, employ approximately 600 people, and with a turnover in excess of ...more
Baldor Electric CompanyManufacturing, Motors and Generators Baldor Electric Company markets, designs, and manufactures industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, drives, and generator sets. The company manufactures its products ...more
Banco Espírito SantoFinancial Services Banco Espírito Santo was a Portuguese bank based in Lisbon that on 4 August 2014 was split in two banks: Novo Banco, which kept its healthy operations, and a "bad bank" to keep ...more
Banque MisrFinance Banque Misr is an Egyptian bank founded by industrialist Talaat Pasha Harb in 1920. The Egyptian government nationalized the bank in 1960. The bank has branch offices in all of Egypt's ...more
Baughan Baughan was a British cyclecar and motorcycle manufacturer in business from 1920 until 1936. Founded in 1920 in Harrow, Middlesex, from 1921 the company moved to Stroud, Gloucestershire. After ...more
Beca GroupEngineering Services, Engineering Beca Group Limited is one of the largest employee-owned engineering and related consultancy services companies in the Asia-Pacific. While it is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Beca ...more
Buckley's W.K. Buckley Limited is a Canadian corporation founded in 1919, by William Knapp Buckley, that manufactures medicines for health problems such as the common cold. They also have children's ...more
C.R. England Inc. C.R. England, Inc. was founded in 1920. It is a family-owned company offering temperature-controlled transportation services throughout North America. It has five different full truckload ...more
Commonwealth Edison Commonwealth Edison, commonly known as ComEd, is the largest electric utility in Illinois, serving the Chicago and Northern Illinois area. The service territory roughly borders in Iroquois ...more
de HavillandAerospace de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited was a British aviation manufacturer established in late 1920 by Geoffrey de Havilland at Stag Lane Aerodrome Edgware on the outskirts of London. Operations ...more
Dickinson TheatresArts, Entertainment, and Recreation Dickinson Theatres was a privately owned movie theater chain based in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. operating 18 theaters with 210 screens in seven states: Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, ...more
Dobson CellularWireless Dobson Cellular Systems, Inc. now part of AT&T Mobility, was a wireless telecommunications provider in several regions of the United States, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Kansas, ...more
The Dong-a IlboNewspaper The Dong-A Ilbo is the leading newspaper in Korea since 1920 with daily circulation of more than 1.2 million and opinion leaders as its main readers. The Dong-A Ilbo is the parent company of ...more
Eagle ElectricManufacturing Eagle Electric Manufacturing Company, founded 1920, was a maker of electrical devices, switches and circuit units based in Long Island City, New York, in the borough of Queens. The company was ...more
Eastman Chemical CompanyManufacturing, Chemical industry, Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing Eastman Chemical Company is a United States-based Fortune 500 company, engaged in the global manufacture and sale of chemicals, fibers, and plastics. Founded in 1920 and based in Kingsport, ...more
Ehrmann Ehrman is a German dairy manufacturer.
ELTA ELTA is a Lithuanian news agency based in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. ELTA was founded in 1920 in Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania, by Juozas Eretas, the first director of the ...more
Empresas 1BCRetail, Broadcasting Empresas 1BC, is a privately owned Venezuelan corporation which operates diverse media enterprises such as Radio Caracas Televisión, Etheron, Radio Caracas Radio, 92.9 tu FM, ...more
Evenflo Evenflo Company, Inc. was established in Ravenna, Ohio, in 1920 and since inception, has been committed to quality, safety and best-in-class products. Now headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, ...more
Fairchild Aircraft Ltd. The Fairchild Aircraft Ltd. of Longueuil, Quebec, Canada was an aircraft manufacturer in the period 1920-1950. It served as a subsidiary of the Fairchild Aircraft company of the United States.
FellesbankenBank Fellesbanken was a Norwegian bank that existed between 1920 and 1985 with offices in Oslo, Norway. It was created as a central bank for the Norwegian savings banks as well as functioning as a ...more
Fort Garry Brewing CompanyAlcoholic beverage The Fort Garry Brewing Company Ltd brews beer in Winnipeg, Canada.
DehnsLaw Dehns is a United Kingdom firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, with offices in London, Brighton, Oxford, Leeds and Munich. It was founded in 1920 by Frank Bernard Dehn.
Hamilton StandardAerospace Hamilton Standard, an aircraft propeller parts supplier, was formed in 1929 when United Aircraft and Transport Corporation consolidated Hamilton Aero Manufacturing and Standard Steel Propeller ...more
Haribo Haribo is a German confectionery company, founded in 1920 by Johannes Riegel, Sr. Haribo is headquartered in Bonn and the name is an abbreviation of Hans Riegel, Bonn. Haribo made the first ...more
Henry Meadows Henry Meadows of Wolverhampton, England were major suppliers of engines and transmissions, to the smaller companies in the British motor industry. Founded in 1920 in Park Lane, Wolverhampton, as ...more
Howes Lubricator Howes Lubricator is a manufacturer of oils, fuel additives and multi purpose lubricant, established since 1920.
Huhtamäki Huhtamäki is a Finnish company, headquartered in Espoo, which manufactures and supplies packaging for various uses. Its primary outputs include cartons and containers for foods and other ...more
Illinois BellTelecommunications Illinois Bell Telephone Company is the name of the Bell Operating Company serving Illinois. It is owned by AT&T through AT&T Teleholdings, formerly Ameritech. Their headquarters are at ...more
Indiana BellTelecommunications Indiana Bell Telephone Company, Incorporated, is the Bell Operating Company serving Indiana. It is an indirect subsidiary of AT&T Inc., owned by AT&T Teleholdings.
ITT CorporationManufacturing, Pumps and Pumping Equipment, Conglomerate ITT Corporation is a global manufacturing company based in the United States, producing specialty components for the aerospace, transportation, energy and industrial markets. The company was ...more
Kawanishi Aircraft Company The Kawanishi Aircraft Company was a Japanese aircraft manufacturer during World War II. It was founded as Kawanishi Engineering Works in 1920 in Hyōgo Prefecture as an outgrowth of the ...more
Kemira GrowHow Kemira GrowHow is a fertilizer producer headquartered in downtown Helsinki, Finland. Its products are sold in over 100 countries but it has market stronghold in Northern Europe. Most of the ...more
Antonov Serial Production Plant “Antonov” serial production plant, formerly AVIANT, is an aircraft manufacturing company in Kiev, Ukraine, the serial manufacturing division of the Antonov. “Antonov” serial production plant's ...more
Mahle GmbHAutomotive industry Mahle GmbH is an automotive parts manufacturer based in Stuttgart, Germany. It is one of the 30 largest automotive suppliers worldwide. As a manufacturer of components and systems for the ...more
Maxol Maxol is an Irish oil company, part of McMullan Bros. Limited. It was founded in 1920.
MosfilmFilm industry, Film Mosfilm is a film studio often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. Its output includes most of the more widely acclaimed Soviet-era films, ranging from works by ...more
Mullard Mullard Limited was a British manufacturer of electronic components. The Mullard Radio Valve Co. Ltd. of Southfields, London, was founded in 1920 by Captain Stanley R. Mullard, who had ...more
Fjord1 MRFTransportation Fjord1 MRF formerly called Møre og Romsdal Fylkesbåtar, short form MRF is a regional Norwegian transportation company, part of the Fjord1 Nordvestlandske group. The company ...more
Namibia Breweries Limited Namibia Breweries Limited is a Namibian brewery founded in 1920 when Carl List and Hermann Ohlthaver acquired four small breweries with financial difficulties. The breweries were merged under ...more
National Football League The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference. The ...more
New Era Cap CompanyClothing The New Era Cap Company, located in Buffalo, New York, is an American headwear manufacturer. It was founded in 1920 by German immigrant Ehrhardt Koch. New Era is the exclusive manufacturer and ...more
Noranda Aluminum Holding CORP
Occidental PetroleumPetroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction Occidental Petroleum Corporation is a Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, the Middle East, North Africa, and South America. ...more
Perdue Farms Perdue Farms is a major chicken processing company based in Salisbury, Maryland, United States with annual sales in excess of $6 billion.
Pitney BowesManufacturing, Office Machines, NEC Pitney Bowes Inc. is an American provider of global eCommerce solutions, shipping and mailing products, location intelligence, customer engagement and customer information management solutions. ...more