List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1928; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Acadia BroadcastingRadio Broadcasting, Broadcasting Acadia Broadcasting Limited is a commercial radio broadcasting company with its headquarters located on historic King Street in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Its owner is Ocean Capital ...more
Aeronca AircraftAirline, Arms industry, Defense industry Aeronca, contracted from Aeronautical Corporation of America, located in Middletown, Ohio, is a US manufacturer of engine components and airframe structures for commercial aviation and the ...more
Alexander's, Inc.Department store, Real Estate, Lessors of Real Estate Alexander's was a department store chain in the New York metropolitan area. Catering to low- and middle-income consumers, Alexander's offered discounted designer fashions and high-quality ...more
Associated Electrical Industries Associated Electrical Industries was a British holding company formed in 1928 through the merger of the British Thomson-Houston Company and Metropolitan-Vickers electrical engineering companies. ...more
BBDOAdvertising, Marketing BBDO is a worldwide advertising agency network, with its headquarters in New York City. The agency began in 1891 with George Batten's Batten Company, and later in 1928, through a merger of BDO ...more
BelarusfilmFilm Belarusfilm is the main film studio of Belarus. Founded in 1928 as the Soviet Belarus studio in Leningrad, the studio was moved to Minsk in 1939. Film production was interrupted by the war, and ...more
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe The Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe is the main public transport company of Berlin, the capital city of Germany. It manages the city's U-Bahn underground railway, tram, bus and ferry networks, but not ...more
Braniff International AirwaysAirline Braniff Airways, Inc. d/b/a Braniff International Airways was an American airline that operated from 1928 until 1982. Its routes were primarily in the midwestern and southwestern United States, ...more
Brookshire Grocery CompanySupermarket, Retail Brookshire Grocery Company is a Tyler, Texas-based supermarket chain with 151 stores operating in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Until February 2011, the company had operated four stores in ...more
Delta Air LinesAirline, Transportation, Air Transportation Delta Air Lines, Inc. is a major American airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline and its subsidiaries ...more
Dreyer's Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Nestlé, is a United States-based producer of ice cream and frozen yogurt founded in 1928 as Edy's Grand Ice Cream in Oakland, ...more
El Paso Corp.Natural Gas Transmission El Paso Corporation was a provider of natural gas and related energy products and was one of North America's largest natural gas producers until its acquisition by Kinder Morgan in 2012. It was ...more
ETA – Empresa de Transporte Aéreo ETA – Empresa de Transporte Aéreo & Companhia Limitada was a Brazilian airline founded in 1928. It ceased operations in 1929.
Genuine Parts CompanyMotor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Genuine Parts Company is a Fortune 500 company.
Georg Neumann Georg Neumann GmbH, founded in 1928 and based in Berlin, Germany, is a prominent manufacturer of professional recording microphones. Their best-known products are condenser microphones for ...more
GHD GroupEngineering GHD Pty Ltd is an engineering, architecture and environmental consulting firm. Established in 1928, GHD employs more than 6500 people across five continents in water, energy and resources, ...more
Hyde Park-Kenwood National Bank Building The Hyde Park-Kenwood National Bank Building was built in 1928-29 at 1525 East 53rd Street, Chicago, Illinois, as the headquarters and sole business location of the Hyde Park-Kenwood National ...more
Mittal Steel South Africa Mittal Steel South Africa is part of the steel company Arcelor-Mittal. The company was originally Iscor Ltd., a South African parastatal steel company. It was founded in 1928 and was first ...more
Kier GroupProperty management, Civil Engineering, Construction Kier Group plc is a construction, services and property group active in building and civil engineering, support services, public and private housebuilding, land development and the Private ...more
LubrizolOther Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing The Lubrizol Corporation is a provider of specialty chemicals for the transportation, industrial, and consumer markets. These products include additives for engine oils and other ...more
Motorola SolutionsTelecommunications equipment, Telecommunications Motorola Solutions, Inc. is an American data communications and telecommunications equipment provider that succeeded Motorola Inc., following the spinoff of the mobile phones division into ...more
Nalco Holding CompanyOther Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing Nalco Holding Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecolab Inc.; is a Naperville, Illinois based supplier of water, energy and air improvement solutions and services for industrial and ...more
North American AviationAerospace North American Aviation was a major American aerospace manufacturer, responsible for a number of historic aircraft, including the T-6 Texan trainer, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell ...more
Playskool Playskool is an American company that produces educational toys and games for preschoolers. It is a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Pratt & Whitney CanadaManufacturing, Aerospace Pratt & Whitney Canada is a Canadian aircraft engine manufacturer. PWC's headquarters are in Longueuil, Quebec, just outside Montreal. It is a division of the larger US-based Pratt & ...more
RTHK Radio Television Hong Kong is the public broadcaster of Hong Kong, operated as an independent government department under the Communications Authority.
Rhône-PoulencChemical industry Rhône-Poulenc was a French chemical and pharmaceutical company. In 1997, its chemicals division was spun off into a separate company named Rhodia. Rhodia was acquired by the Solvay group ...more
Southern Natural GasNatural gas Southern Natural Gas Company, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a natural gas pipeline company that was founded in 1928 and is currently a division of Kinder Morgan. The company was a ...more
Spartan Aircraft CompanyManufacturing, Aerospace The Spartan Aircraft Company was an American aircraft manufacturing company, headquartered on Sheridan Avenue near the Tulsa Municipal Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Previously known as ...more
Sports AuthorityRetail Sports Authority, Inc. is one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the United States. It is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, and operates more than 460 stores in 45 U.S. states and ...more
The ToteGambling The Tote, formerly the Horserace Totalisator Board and called in rhyming slang the nanny, is a British bookmaker with head offices in Wigan. It was owned from its formation in 1928 by the UK ...more
Thorn Electrical Industries Thorn Electrical Industries, Limited was an electrical engineering business. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange but it merged with EMI Group to form Thorn EMI in 1979. It demerged again ...more
Tine TINE SA is the largest Norwegian dairy product cooperative consisting of around 15,000 farmers and 5,600 employees. As of 2013, it has a revenue of 20.4 billion Norwegian kroner. The parent ...more
Transamerica CorporationInsurance Carriers The Transamerica Corporation is an American private holding company for various life insurance companies and investment firms doing business primarily in the United States. It was acquired by ...more
UCBPharmaceutical Preparation, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing UCB is a multinational biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Every 3 years, the company presents the UCB Award under the patronage of the Queen Elisabeth Medical ...more
United Van Lines United Van Lines is a full-service American moving and relocation company and a subsidiary of UniGroup, Inc. The concept which evolved into United Van Lines originated in 1928 when Return Loads ...more
UPIMClothing UPIM is an Italian chain of midmarket department stores specialising in clothes for men, women and children, items for the home, and cosmetics and perfumes. It currently operates 135 directly ...more
UwajimayaRetail Uwajimaya, Inc., doing business as Uwajimaya Asian Grocery & Gift Markets, is a family-owned supermarket chain with its corporate headquarters in the Industrial District, Seattle, ...more
VickersEngineering Vickers was a famous name in British engineering that existed through many companies from 1828 until 1999.
Vincent Motorcycles Vincent Motorcycles was a British manufacturer of motorcycles from 1928 to 1955. The business was established by Philip Vincent who bought an existing manufacturing name HRD, initially renaming ...more
Voyageur Colonial Bus LinesTransportation Voyageur Colonial Bus Lines, commonly called Voyageur Colonial or just Voyageur, is a Canadian intercity bus company that serves Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, primarily the cities of ...more
VTRTelecommunications VTR Globalcom S.A. is a Chilean telecommunications company. It is the country's largest provider of cable television with 915,327 subscribers. It is also the second largest provider of fixed ...more
Welcome Wagon Welcome Wagon is a business in the United States that contacts new homeowners after relocation, providing them with coupons and advertisements from local businesses. The company's full name is ...more
Zurich Insurance GroupFinancial Services, Other Direct Insurance (except Life, Health Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. is a Swiss insurance company, commonly known as Zurich, headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. The company is Switzerland's largest insurer. As of 2013, the group ...more