List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1923; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Aareal BankFinance, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks Aareal Bank AG is an international company listed on the MDAX index with headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, which traded as DePfa Deutsche Bau- und Boden Bank AG and formed part of the DePfa ...more
ABF Freight System ABF Freight System, a subsidiary of ArcBest Corporation, is a freight company beginning in 1923 as a local freight hauler. The company’s infrastructure includes a network for handling regional ...more
Nielsen CorporationMarketing Research and Public Opinion Polling, Commercial Economic, Sociological The Nielsen Corporation', formerly known as ACNielsen or AC Nielsen is a global marketing research firm, with worldwide headquarters in New York City, United States. Regional headquarters for ...more
Aero AirlinesAirline Aero Airlines was a regional airline based in Tallinn, Estonia. It operated services between three Finnish destinations as well as international flights to Tallinn. All of their flights were ...more
Alberta Wheat PoolAgriculture The Alberta Wheat Pool was the first of Canada's wheat farmer co-operatives in 1923.
B. C. Moore & SonsRetail B.C. Moore and Sons was a department store chain founded in 1923 in North Carolina. Beauregard Crawford Moore, better known as "Croft", opened his first retail store in downtown ...more
Barneys New YorkRetail Barneys New York is an American chain of luxury department stores headquartered in New York City. The chain owns flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, and Chicago, all of which have ...more
BC TelTelecommunications BC Telephone and later BC Tel was the legal operating name for the telephone company operating throughout the province of British Columbia, Canada. For most of its history, BC Tel served as one ...more
Bear StearnsFinance, Security Brokers, Dealers The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. was a New York based global investment bank and securities trading and brokerage firm that failed in 2008 as part of the global financial crisis and recession ...more
BlaupunktManufacturing Blaupunkt GmbH is a German manufacturer of electronics equipment, noted for its home and car audio equipment. It was a 100% subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH until 1 March 2009, when its ...more
Bodycote Bodycote plc is a supplier of heat treatments, metal joining, hot isostatic pressing and coatings services. Based in Macclesfield, United Kingdom, it is listed on the London Stock Exchange and ...more
Bralima Brewery Bralima is a brewing company of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with 5 breweries, founded in 1923. The brewery is owned by Heineken International.
Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation The Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation was an urban transit holding company, based in Brooklyn, New York City, United States, and incorporated in 1923. The system was sold to the city in ...more
Burlington IndustriesManufacturing Burlington Industries is a diversified U. S. fabric maker based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Founded in 1923, the company has operations in the United States, Mexico, and India and a global ...more
C. R. BardSurgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus C. R. Bard, Inc., now branded simply as Bard, is a manufacturer of medical equipment headquartered in Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA, and active worldwide. An S&P 500 company with ...more
Charles H. Roe Charles H. Roe Ltd. was a Yorkshire coachbuilding company. It was for most of its life based at Crossgates Carriage Works, in Leeds. In 1947 it was taken over by Park Royal Vehicles. Two years ...more
Consolidated Aircraft The Consolidated Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1923 by Reuben H. Fleet in Buffalo, NY, the result of the Gallaudet Aircraft Company's liquidation and Fleet's purchase of designs from the ...more
EADS CASAAviation EADS CASA was a Spanish aircraft manufacturer, previously Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA. It became the Spanish branch of EADS in 1999, and was absorbed by Airbus Military in 2009.
Czech AirlinesAirline, Transportation CSA Czech Airlines a.s. is the national airline of the Czech Republic with its head office on the grounds of Václav Havel Airport Prague in Ruzyně, Prague. ČSA was the second airline in ...more
EcolabHygiene, Pest control, Public utility Ecolab, Inc., headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is an American global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and ...more
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.Publishing Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. is an American company founded in 1923 by author Edgar Rice Burroughs. It is based in Tarzana, California. The company holds the rights to the literary works of ...more
EskomEnergy industry Eskom is a South African electricity public utility, established in 1923 as the Electricity Supply Commission by the government of South Africa in terms of the Electricity Act. It was also known ...more
EstwingManufacturing Estwing ist ein Familienbetrieb aus Rockford, Illinois, der seit 1923 Werkzeuge anfertigt.
FinnairAirline Finnair Plc is the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, with its headquarters in Vantaa and its main hub at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Finnair and its subsidiaries dominate both domestic ...more
Fuji ElectricRelay and Industrial Control Manufacturing Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., operating under the brand name FE, is a Japanese electrical equipment company, manufacturing pressure transmitters, flowmeters, gas analyzers, controllers, inverters, ...more
Giant Food Stores, LLCSupermarket, Retail Giant Food Stores, LLC is an American supermarket chain that operates stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia under the names of Giant and Martin's. Giant is a subsidiary of ...more
Herman MillerFurniture, Manufacturing Herman Miller, Inc., based in Zeeland, Michigan, is a major American manufacturer of office furniture, equipment and home furnishings. It is notable as one of the first companies to produce ...more
Hugo BossFashion accessory, Clothing Hugo Boss AG is a German luxury fashion and style house based in Metzingen, Germany. It is named after its founder Hugo Boss.
Hussey's General Store Hussey's General Store claims to be the largest general store in the state of Maine. It was founded in 1923 and moved to its present location in 1954. The slogan for "Hussey's General ...more
IkarbusManufacturing Ikarbus a.d. is a Serbian bus manufacturer based in the Belgrade urban municipality of Zemun. The company was originally established as an aircraft manufacturer in 1923, under the name Ikarus – ...more
KenworthManufacturing Kenworth is an American manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty Class 8 trucks based in Kirkland, Washington, United States, a suburb of Seattle, Washington. It is a subsidiary of Paccar, and is ...more
Kraš Kraš is a Croatian food company based in Zagreb, specializing in confectionery products. In 2012, Kraš was, after Podravka, the second largest Croatian exporter of food.
League of ComposersMusic industry The League of Composers/International Society for Contemporary Music is a society whose stated mission is "to produce the highest quality performances of new music, to champion American ...more
LittlewoodsMail order Littlewoods was a retail and football betting company founded in Liverpool, Merseyside, England by John Moores in 1923. It grew to become the largest private company in Europe by the 1980s but ...more
Loewe AGConsumer electronics, Electronics industry Loewe Technologies GmbH is the parent company of the German Loewe group. The Loewe group develops, manufactures and sells a wide variety of electronic, electrical and mechanical products and ...more
Manitoba Liquor Control CommissionRetail The Manitoba Liquor Control Commission is a Crown Agency mandated with regulating, distributing and selling beverage alcohol in the Canadian province of Manitoba.
Mayfield Dairy Mayfield Dairy Farms is a United States dairy products company, with its headquarters in Athens, Tennessee and additional production plants in Birmingham, Alabama, and Braselton, Georgia. Since ...more
Nord-Trøndelag ElektrisitetsverkHydroelectric Power Generation Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk or NTE is a power company serving Nord-Trøndelag in Norway and owned by Nord-Trøndelag county municipality. NTE is one of the largest ...more
Novo NordiskHealth Care Novo Nordisk is a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bagsvaerd, Denmark, with production facilities in seven countries, and affiliates or offices in 75 countries. Novo ...more
NovozymesBiotechnology Novozymes is a global biotechnology company headquartered in Bagsværd outside of Copenhagen, Denmark employing approximately 6,500 people by the end of 2014. The company has operations in ...more
Austrian Federal RailwaysTransportation The Austrian Federal Railways is the national railway system of Austria, and the administrator of Liechtenstein's railways. The ÖBB group is owned entirely by the Republic of Austria and is ...more
Peerless Pump Company
RexamManufacturing Rexam PLC is a British multinational consumer packaging company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is a leading manufacturer of beverage cans in the world. It has 55 plants in over 20 ...more
Rowan Companies, Inc.Drilling Oil and Gas Wells Rowan Companies plc, founded in 1923 and based in Houston, Texas, is an American S&P 400 company which provides contract oil well drilling services and rigs. Rowan Companies is located at ...more
Ruf AutomobileAutomotive industry Ruf Automobile GmbH is a German car manufacturer. Ruf vehicles are derived from unmarked Porsche chassis, specifically known as a Body in white. Through these fundamental platforms, RUF design ...more
SalucSports equipment Saluc S.A. is a Belgian speciality manufacturing company. Founded in 1923, they are best known for their Aramith brand billiard, pool and snooker balls, and are the manufacturer under license of ...more
San Francisco Opera San Francisco Opera is an American opera company, based in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1923 by Gaetano Merola and is the second largest opera company in North America. The ...more
Sikorsky AircraftAviation The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is an American aircraft manufacturer based in Stratford, Connecticut. It was established by Igor Sikorsky in 1925. Its parent company is United Technologies ...more
Simplot The J. R. Simplot Company, commonly referred to as Simplot, was founded in 1929 by 14-year-old John Richard Simplot near the small agricultural community of Declo in south central Idaho. The ...more