List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1924; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Ace HardwareRetail, Home improvement The Ace Hardware Corporation is a retailers' cooperative based in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States. As of 2015, it has over 4,600 locations, and does over $13 billion in retail hardware sales ...more
Aerus Aerus LLC, formerly Electrolux Corp. USA, manufactures vacuum cleaners, carpet cleaners and air purifiers. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has over 500 independently owned franchises ...more
AristocSheer Hosiery Mills Aristoc, located in Belper in Derbyshire, is a British marketer and manufacturer of hosiery, founded in 1924. The company makes most of its products in the Amber Valley in Derbyshire.
Ashland Inc.Petroleum industry, Manufacturing, Chemical industry Ashland Inc. is an American Fortune 500 company which operates in more than 100 countries. Headquartered in Covington, Kentucky, in the United States, the company traces its roots back to ...more
Associated Wholesale GrocersSupermarket Associated Wholesale Grocers is the second-largest retailer-owned grocery wholesaler in the United States, after Wakefern Food Corporation. The cooperative serves over 1,900 stores in 21 states ...more
Bank of Poland The Bank of Poland is the name of two former banks in Poland, each of which acted as a central bank. The first was founded by Prince Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki in 1828 in the Congress ...more
BarumManufacturing Barum is a manufacturer of tires based in the Czech Republic. Barum tyre company was created as a subsidiary of Bata Shoes who made rubber soled boots in Czechoslovakia. The high costs of rail ...more
BelstaffClothing Belstaff, a British brand, founded in Longton, Staffordshire in 1924, is a garment manufacturer best known for producing waterproof jackets. The company is now Italian-owned and based in ...more
Bendix Corporation The Bendix Corporation was an American manufacturing and engineering company which during various times in its 60-year existence made automotive brake shoes and systems, aircraft brakes, ...more
British AirwaysAirline British Airways is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and its largest airline based on fleet size, international flights and international destinations. When measured by passengers ...more
BTR plcAerospace, Conglomerate BTR plc was a British multinational industrial conglomerate company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1924 and merged with Siebe plc in 1999 to form BTR Siebe plc, later ...more
Bumiputra-Commerce HoldingsFinance, Financial Services Bumiputra-Commerce Holdings Berhad is the listed vehicle for CIMB Group, Malaysia’s second largest financial services group. It has been listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia, the nation’s ...more
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China Motor BusPublic transport China Motor Bus Company, often abbreviated as CMB, was the first motor bus company in Hong Kong, and was responsible for the introduction of double-decker buses to Hong Kong Island. It is now ...more
Condor Syndikat Condor Syndikat was a German trade company, with headquarters in Berlin, that operated airline services in Brazil while also providing aircraft, maintenance and aviation information. It is also ...more
Costa Crociere Costa Crociere S.p.A. trading as Costa Cruises, is a British/American owned Italian cruise line, based in Genoa, Italy, and under control of the Carnival Corporation & plc. Founded in 1854, ...more
DaikinManufacturing, Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing, Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational air conditioner manufacturing company headquartered in Osaka. It has operations in Japan, China, Australia, India, Southeast Asia, Europe, and ...more
DeWaltManufacturing DeWalt is a worldwide brand of power tools and hand tools for the construction, manufacturing and woodworking industries. It is a subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker.
Dorfan Dorfan was an American toy company based in Newark, New Jersey, specializing in O gauge and Wide gauge toy trains. It was founded in 1924 by Milton and Julius Forcheimer, two immigrant cousins ...more
Eaton VanceInvestment Advice, Investment management Eaton Vance is a 2013 Telly Award winner.
Farmer JackRetail Farmer Jack was a supermarket chain based in Detroit, Michigan. At its peak, it operated more than 100 stores, primarily in metro Detroit. In its final years, the chain operated as the Midwest ...more
INTL FCStoneFinancial Services, Risk management INTL FCStone Inc is a Fortune 500 financial services firm specializing in commodity trading in addition to foreign currency exchange and treasury services, securities execution, and asset ...more
FischerSports equipment Fischer Sports is an Austrian company that produces Nordic Skiing, Alpine Skiing and Hockey equipment. It is one of the largest manufacturers of equipment in the world cup for both Nordic and ...more
Gainsborough Pictures Gainsborough Pictures was a British film studio based on the south bank of the Regent's Canal, in Poole Street, Hoxton in the former Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch, London. Gainsborough ...more
GenescoRetail, Shoe Stores Genesco Inc., based in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, is a publicly owned specialty retailer of branded footwear, licensed and branded headwear and licensed sports apparel and accessories ...more
Hazeltine Corporation Hazeltine Corporation was a defense electronics company which is now part of BAE Systems Inc.
HR BradfordsFood Manufacturing Bradfords is a chain of bakeries operating throughout the Greater Glasgow area of Scotland, with the main bakery and head office in Thornliebank. The company has 15 retail outlets and also owns ...more
HT MediaMass media, Media HT Media is an Indian mass media company based in Delhi, India. It has holdings in print, electronic and digital media. It also operates 19 printing facilities across India with an installed ...more
History of Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines is a major American airline with a history that goes back to 1924.
Industria Cartaria PierettiPaper Industria Cartaria Pieretti is an Italian company which produces cardboard for industrial use, made starting from waste paper. Its headquarters are in Marlia, inside the Lucca paper district.
Irving OilPetroleum industry Irving Oil Ltd. is a gasoline, oil, and natural gas producing and exporting company. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fort Reliance Company Ltd., which is privately owned by Arthur ...more
Türkiye İş BankasıFinancial Services Türkiye İş is Turkey's first public bank and premiere national financial institution, ranked 102nd in the “Top 1000 World Banks” survey of Financial Times' The Banker and 371st in the ...more
Laidlaw Laidlaw, organized as Laidlaw International, Inc., was a predecessor corporation of First Student, a US subsidiary of the UK transport firm FirstGroup plc. At the time of its acquisition by ...more
Metabo Metabo AG with its headquarters in Nürtingen, Germany is a manufacturer of quality power tools for professional users. The company was founded in the 1920s and got its name from a hand ...more
MFS Investment ManagementInvestment management MFS Investment Management is an American-based global investment manager, formerly known as Massachusetts Financial Services. It is owned by Sun Life Financial of Canada, with subsidiary ...more
MG CarsAutomotive industry The MG Car Company Limited was a British sports car manufacturer begun in the 1920s as a sales promotion sideline within W R Morris's Oxford city retail sales and service business by the ...more
Milwaukee Electric Tool CorporationManufacturing The Milwaukee Tool Corporation is a brand of Techtronic Industries, along with AEG, Ryobi, Hoover, Dirt Devil and Vax. Ownership history: 1924; The Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation was ...more
MCA Inc.Music, Film, Arts MCA, Inc. was an American media company. Initially starting in the music business, the company next became a dominant force in the film business, and later expanded into the television business. ...more
New York Herald Tribune The New York Herald Tribune was a daily newspaper created in 1924 when the New York Tribune acquired the New York Herald. It was viewed for most of its existence as the chief rival of The New ...more
Newfoundland Power Inc. Newfoundland Power Incorporated is a Canadian utility company formed by the Royal Securities Corporation of Montreal in 1924. It is regulated by the Public Utilities Commission. Newfoundland ...more
NRKMedia, Broadcasting NRK is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway. NRK broadcasts three national TV channels and three national ...more
SporveienTransportation Sporveien Oslo AS is a municipally owned public transport operator in Oslo, Norway. It operates the trackage and maintains the stock of the Oslo Metro and Oslo Tramway, as well as owning eight ...more
Parker HannifinManufacturing Parker Hannifin Corporation, originally Parker Appliance Company, usually referred to as just Parker, is an American corporation specializing in motion and control technologies. Its corporate ...more
Penn Herb Company
Popular HoldingsPrinting, Publishing, Distribution Popular Holdings, commonly called Popular, is a Singapore-based company that publishes, distributes, and retails books for the local education market. It has subsidiaries in countries such as ...more
Prevost CarManufacturing Prévost is a Quebec, Canada-based manufacturer of touring coaches and bus shells for high-end motorhomes and specialty conversions. The company now owns Nova Bus and in turn is owned by ...more
Puma SEMen's Footwear (except Athletic) Manufacturing, Women's Footwear (except Athletic) Manufacturing, Sports equipment Puma SE is a major German multinational company that produces athletic and casual footwear, as well as sportswear, headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany. The company was formed in ...more
Rentokil InitialProfessional, Scientific, and Technical Services Rentokil Initial is a major British business services group. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
McGladrey McGladrey LLP is an assurance, tax and consulting firm, focused on the middle market in the United States and a member of the global accounting network RSM International. It is the 5th largest ...more
Sam AshRetail Sam Ash Music Corp. was founded in 1924, and is the largest family owned chain of musical instrument stores in the United States. Sam Ash sells musical instruments, recording equipment, DJ and ...more