List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1926; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
66°NORTH 66°NORTH is an Icelandic clothing manufacturer, specialising in outdoor clothing. 66°NORTH was founded in 1926 by Hans Kristjánsson with the purpose of making protective clothing ...more
A.T. KearneyManagement Consulting Services A.T. Kearney is a global management consulting firm that focuses on strategic and operational CEO-agenda issues facing businesses, governments and institutions around the globe. As of April ...more
Alberta Motor AssociationProfessional, Scientific, and Technical Services The Alberta Motor Association is a non-profit membership organization serving Alberta and the Northwest Territories. The organization, founded in 1926 with 1400 members; original dues were ...more
Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co is a major manufacturer of sailplanes located in Poppenhausen, near Fulda in Germany. It is also the oldest sailplane manufacturer in the world.
Arai HelmetManufacturing, Auto racing Arai Helmet, Limited is a Japanese company that designs and manufactures motorcycle helmets and other helmets for motorsport. It was formed in 1926 by Hirotake Arai as a hatmaker. Currently, ...more
AstaldiConstruction Astaldi SpA is an Italian multinational major construction company based in Rome, Italy. The group is active in the fields of civil, hydraulic, electromechanical and environmental engineering, ...more
Banca MarchFinance, Bank, Financial Services Banca March is a Spanish bank headquartered in Palma de Mallorca. The bank was founded in Palma de Mallorca by Juan March Ordinas in 1926. In the beginning, its sphere of influence was limited ...more
Banco Popular EspañolFinancial Services Banco Popular Español, S.A. is the fourth largest banking group in Spain. The group consists of the following companies: A national bank: Banco Popular Español Five regional banks: ...more
Best Maid Products Best Maid Products, Inc. is a family owned food producer of pickles, pickled products, relishes, dressings and BBQ sauces. Best Maid Products is located in Fort Worth, Texas. Originally founded ...more
Container Corporation of America Container Corporation of America was founded in 1926 and manufactures corrugated boxes. In 1968 CCA merged with Montgomery Ward & Company, Inc. MARCOR maintained separate management for the ...more
Cooper Tire & Rubber CompanyManufacturing, Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing, Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading) Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is an American company that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of replacement automobile and truck tires, and subsidiaries that ...more
Daimler-BenzAutomotive industry Daimler-Benz AG was a German manufacturer of automobiles, motor vehicles, and internal combustion engines; founded in 1926. An Agreement of Mutual Interest - which was valid until 2000 - was ...more
DarashawBrokerage firm Darashaw is an Indian brokering and investment banking company founded in 1926. Darashaw had the distinction of being the Sole Broker to the Nizam of Hyderabad, the then single largest player in ...more
Den Oudsten Den Oudsten Bussen B.V. was a Dutch coachbuilder and components manufacturer. The company was founded in 1926 by a local carriage-builder, Marinus den Oudsten. The company's headquarters were ...more
Deutsche Schiff- und MaschinenbauShipbuilding Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau Aktiengesellschaft was a cooperation of eight German shipyards in the period 1926 to 1945. The leading company was the shipyard AG Weser in Bremen.
Divco Divco was a brand name of delivery trucks in the United States. Divco is an acronym which stands for Detroit Industrial Vehicles COmpany. Founded in 1926, Divco was well known for its pioneering ...more
Ducati Ducati Motor Hld Ads is a marketing company.
Dykema Gossett Although widely known as a Detroit-based law firm, Dykema was actually founded in 1897 in Chicago. The firm has offices in various locations around the United States including Detroit, ...more
Eastern Air LinesAirline Eastern Air Lines was a major American airline from 1926 to 1991. Before its dissolution it was headquartered at Miami International Airport in an unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, ...more
Fage Fage S.A. is a Greek dairy company and one of the major dairy brands in the country. It is headquartered in the Athens Industrial Area, west of downtown Athens. It manufactures dairy products ...more
Graco Graco is a brand of baby products company owned by Newell Rubbermaid. It was founded in 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Russell Gray and Robert Cone as Graco Metal Products, a company that ...more
GTE SouthwestTelecommunications GTE Southwest Incorporated is a Verizon operating company in Texas. At its peak, GTE Southwest served Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.
GuerbetPharmaceutical industry Guerbet is a research-centered pharmaceutical company based in France that is one of the major players in the contrast agents business. The company's main products are: Xenetix - X-ray contrast ...more
Hindustan Construction Company Hindustan Construction Company is headquartered in Mumbai, India. HCC's businesses span the sectors of Engineering & Construction, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Urban development & ...more
Howard Miller Clock CompanyFurniture The Howard Miller Company is a Zeeland, Michigan based manufacturer of longcase clocks and other home furnishings.
Hoyts The Hoyts Group is an Australian group of companies, including Hoyts Exhibition, Hoyts Distribution and Val Morgan. Hoyts Exhibition manages 450 screens across 40 Australian and 10 New Zealand ...more
IGARetail IGA is U.S. brand of grocery stores active in more than 30 countries. Contrasting with the chain store business model, IGA operates as a franchise through stores that are owned separately from ...more
Imperial Chemical IndustriesChemical industry Imperial Chemical Industries was a British chemical company and was, for much of its history, the largest manufacturer in Britain. It was formed by the merger of leading British chemical ...more
IsekiManufacturing Iseki & Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, Japan, manufactures a variety of machinery, components, and engines. It was founded in 1926 as Iseki Farm Implement Trading Co. in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan. ...more
Loma NegraCement Manufacturing, Construction Loma Negra Companía Industrial Argentina S.A. is an Argentine manufacturer and the country's leading maker of cement, concrete, and lime.
LufthansaAirline, Transportation Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly known as Lufthansa, is a German airline and also the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size when combined with its ...more
Maid-RiteRestaurant Maid-Rite is an American casual dining franchise restaurant chain. Before it became a restaurant chain, it was a single restaurant, opened in 1926 by Fred Angell. By the end of the 1920s, there ...more
McKinsey & CompanyManagement Consulting Services McKinsey & Company is a multinational management consulting firm with 105 global offices. It conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis in order to evaluate management decisions. Eighty ...more
MIT Press The MIT Press is a university press affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mt. Olive Pickle CompanyFood processing The Mount Olive Pickle Company is an American food processing company located in Mount Olive, North Carolina. The company's primary product is pickled cucumbers, but it is also a large supplier ...more
Nationwide Mutual Insurance CompanyFinancial Services, Life Insurance Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company & Affiliated Companies is a group of large U.S. insurance and financial services companies based in Columbus, OH. The company also operates regional ...more
NBCTelevision Broadcasting The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast. The network is ...more
National Railway Company of BelgiumRail transport NMBS/SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium. The company formally styles itself using the Dutch and French abbreviations NMBS/SNCB, however it is commonly referred to in English and ...more
Nugget MarketsSupermarket Nugget Markets is a family-owned upscale supermarket chain operating within the greater Sacramento metropolitan area. It is headquartered in Woodland, California. As of October 2009, the company ...more
WellPetPet food WellPet LLC is a pet food company formed by the combination of Wellness Pet Food, Holistic Select, Eagle Pack Pet Foods and Old Mother Hubbard, purchased by Berwind Corporation. WellPet is ...more
Packard BellComputer hardware, Computer Packard Bell is a Dutch computer manufacturer and a subsidiary of Acer. The name had been used by Herbert "Herb" A. Bell and Leon S. Packard for the American radio manufacturer Packard ...more
Pelican Publishing CompanyPublishing Pelican Publishing Company is a book publisher based in Gretna, a suburb of New Orleans. Formed in 1926, Pelican is the largest independent trade book publisher located in the U.S. South. ...more
RayonierLessors of Real Estate Rayonier, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is the seventh largest private timberland owner in the United States with over 2,300,000 acres owned or leased in the US Southeast, Texas and ...more
Reitmans Reitmans, Limited is a Canadian retailing company, specializing in women's clothing, that was founded in 1926 by Herman and Sarah Reitman, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The immediate success of ...more
Saudi Hollandi BankFinance, Food and Beverage The Saudi Hollandi Bank is a bank based in Saudi Arabia. It was the first operating bank in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and was originally founded in 1926 as a branch of the Netherlands Trading ...more
SchlumbergerOilfield Services, Oil and Gas Field Services, NEC Schlumberger Limited is the world's largest oilfield services company. Schlumberger employs approximately 120,000 people representing more than 140 nationalities working in more than 85 ...more
Selective InsuranceInsurance Carriers, Fire, Marine Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a regional insurance holding company based in Branchville, New Jersey, and provides property and casualty insurance products and insurance services to ...more
SiataAutomotive industry Siata was an Italian car tuning shop and manufacturer founded in 1926 by amateur race car driver Giorgio Ambrosini. Siata initially sold performance parts to modify and tune cars manufactured by ...more
Spring Air Company Spring Air Company is a mattress company based in the United States. It was founded in 1926 when Francis Karr patented a mattress design with free-end coils. Because of the heavy weight, high ...more
Stihl Andreas Stihl AG & Company is a German manufacturer of chainsaws and other handheld power equipment including trimmers and blowers. Their headquarters are in Waiblingen, ...more