List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1930; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
American AirlinesAirline, Transportation, Air Transportation American Airlines, Inc. is a major United States airline. It operates an extensive international and U.S. domestic network, with scheduled flights throughout North America, the Caribbean, South ...more
Arab Bank Arab Bank is one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East, founded in 1930 in Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine, as the first private sector financial institution in the Arab world. ...more
Ariston Thermo Group Ariston Thermo Group offers a complete range of heating and hot water products, systems and services designed to provide the maximum degree of comfort with the minimum use of energy.
AZLKAutomotive industry AZLK was a Russian automobile manufacturer, the maker of the Moskvitch brand.
BelgacomTelecommunications, Fixed Network Operator Belgacom Group is Belgium's national public Telecommunications company. and is the country's large's ISP providing Fixed and wireless Internet access and value added services.
BennettsFinancial Services Bennetts is a motorbike insurance broker based in Peterborough, England.
Boosey & HawkesMusic Boosey & Hawkes is a British music publisher purported to be the largest specialist classical music publisher in the world. Until 2003, it was also a major manufacturer of brass, string and ...more
CenturyLinkTelephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications CenturyLink, Inc., is an American multinational communications company headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana. It provides communications and data services to residential, business, governmental and ...more
Cesare Attolini Cesare Attolini Napoli is one of the most prestigious tailoring houses in Naples, Italy like Kiton and Brioni. The company was originally founded by Vincenzo Attolini in Naples in the 1930s. ...more
Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railroad The Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railroad was a short-lived electric interurban railway that operated in 1930-1939 Depression-era Ohio and ran between the major cities of Cincinnati, ...more
COWI A/SConsultant COWI A/S is an international consulting group, specialising in engineering, environmental science and economics, based in Lyngby, Denmark. It has been involved in more than 50,000 projects in ...more
Dassault AviationAerospace Engineering Dassault Aviation is a French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional, and business jets, a subsidiary of Dassault Group. It was founded in 1929 by Marcel Bloch as Société des ...more
DB Breweries DB Breweries is a Singaporean and Dutch brewing company operating in New Zealand. It was founded in 1930 by Sir Henry Kelliher and W Joseph Coutts with the purchase of Levers and Co. and the ...more
Diplom-IsIce cream Diplom-Is AS is a Norwegian manufacturer of ice cream owned by the dairy group Tine. In 2005, the company produced 51,100,000 litres of ice cream, and held a market share of 53% domestically. ...more
Dodge & CoxInvestment management Dodge & Cox® is an American mutual fund company, founded in 1930 by Van Duyn Dodge and E. Morris Cox, that provides professional investment management services. Headquartered in San ...more
Duracell Duracell is an American brand product line of batteries and smart power systems owned by Procter & Gamble. In November 2014, Berkshire Hathaway announced its intent to acquire the brand for ...more
Eidsiva Rederi Eidsiva Rederi is an international shipping company based in Oslo that operates nine car carriers and four Ro-Ro vessels in addition to two other ships. Among the chartering companies are ...more
Engineering and Research CorporationArms industry, Aerospace Engineering and Research Corporation was started by Henry Berliner in 1930. Berliner was the son of Emile Berliner, who had patented numerous inventions relating to sound and acoustics, and ...more
Fisher-PriceToy Fisher-Price is an American company that produces toys for infants and children, headquartered in East Aurora, New York. Fisher-Price has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel since 1993.
GartnerhallenFood processing Gartnerhallen is a Norwegian agricultural cooperative that operates processing plants related to vegetables, fruit, potatoes and berries. It is owned by 1,400 gardeners and potato farmers. The ...more
Granada plcMedia, Conglomerate Granada plc was a British conglomerate best known as the former parent of the Manchester-based Granada Television. The company merged with Carlton Communications in 2004 to become ITV plc. It ...more
Indiana Railroad The Indiana Railroad was the last of the typical Midwestern United States interurban lines. It was formed in 1930-31 by combining the operations of the five major interurban systems in central ...more
International Workers Order The International Workers Order was a Communist Party-affiliated insurance, mutual benefit and fraternal organization founded in 1930 and disbanded in 1954 as the result of legal action ...more
J. J. Ugland The J. J. Ugland Companies is a group of shipping companies based in Grimstad, Norway. The group consists of eleven handysize bulk carriers, eight tankers, eleven barges, one heavy weight crane ...more
KazakhmysMining Kazakhmys Corporation was a UK-registered copper mining company whose main assets are located in Kazakhstan. Its headquarters are in Almaty and Astana in Kazakhstan. After 31 October 2014 the ...more
King KullenSupermarket King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is an American supermarket chain with 39 stores, on Long Island. The company is headquartered in Bethpage, New York and was founded by Michael J. Cullen on August ...more
LidlRetail, Supermarket Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG is a German global discount supermarket chain, based in Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, that operates over 10,000 stores across Europe. It belongs to the ...more
M. Seligman & Co.Law
M. W. Kellogg LimitedConstruction, Engineering M.W. Kellogg Ltd. was a British full service contractor primarily serving the hydrocarbon market. It had the capability to execute large international projects from conceptual feasibility ...more
MalagutiMotorcycles, Bicycles, and Parts Malaguti is an Italian scooter and motorcycle company based in San Lazzaro di Savena, founded by Antonino Malaguti in 1930.
Markel CorporationInsurance Carriers, Fire, Marine Markel Corporation is a financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets. Their principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. Headquartered in Henrico ...more
MerrythoughtManufacturing Merrythought is a toy manufacturing company established in 1930 in the United Kingdom. The company specialises in soft toys, especially teddy bears. It is the last remaining British teddy bear ...more
Neutrogena Neutrogena is an American brand of skin care, hair care and cosmetics, that is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. According to product advertising at their website, Neutrogena products ...more
Nova Scotia Liquor CorporationRetail The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation controls alcoholic beverages in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is the sole distributor and runs all retail outlets selling alcohol except for four private wine ...more
Ocean Spray Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative of growers of cranberries and grapefruit headquartered in Lakeville/Middleborough, Massachusetts. It currently has over 700 member growers as well as ...more
Parr LumberRetail Parr Lumber Company Inc. is a lumber and building supplies dealer based in Oregon. The Hillsboro, Oregon, based company has 38 locations in Oregon and Washington and is the 18th largest ...more
PininfarinaAutomotive industry Pininfarina S.p.A. is an independent Italian car design firm and coachbuilder in Cambiano, Italy. It was founded by Battista "Pinin" Farina in 1930. Pininfarina is employed by a wide ...more
Popular Publications Popular Publications was one of the largest publishers of pulp magazines during its existence, at one point publishing 42 different titles per month. Company titles included detective, ...more
Publix Super MarketsSupermarket Publix Super Markets, Inc., commonly known as Publix, is an employee-owned, American supermarket chain based in Lakeland, Florida. Publix operates throughout the Southeast, with locations in ...more
RMC GroupConcrete RMC Group plc was a multinational ready mixed concrete, quarrying and concrete products company headquartered in Egham, United Kingdom. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a ...more
Ricola Ricola Ltd./Ricola AG is a manufacturer of cough drops and breath mints in Switzerland. The company focuses primarily on using herbal ingredients. The head office of Ricola is located in Laufen, ...more
Sentry GroupManufacturing SentrySafe is the flagship brand of the John D. Brush & Co., a family-owned safe manufacturing company headquartered in Pittsford, New York, USA. Sentry Group manufactures and sells home, ...more
SESAC SESAC, originally the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers, is the smallest of the three performance rights organizations in the United States. SESAC was founded in 1930, making it ...more
TajikfilmFilm Tajikfilm is a Tajik film studio. Tajikfilm was founded in 1930 as a newsreel studio, the studio released its first feature film in 1932; its first talky in 1935. In 1941 Tajikfilm merged with ...more
Telex Communications Telex Communications, originally Telex Corporation, was a Burnsville, Minnesota-based manufacturer of hearing aids and audio equipment. Founded in 1936 as a maker of hearing aids, it entered the ...more
WilkinsonRetail Wilko Retail is a British high-street chain with over 376 stores, selling primarily homewares and household goods. Founded in 1930, as Wilkinson Cash Stores by James Kemsey Wilkinson, the ...more
Wise Stores Wise Stores was a department store chain located in Eastern Canada. Founded in 1930 in Montreal by Alex Wise, Wise Stores expanded their presence in the 1950s with the arrival of shopping ...more
Yaohan Yaohan Co., LTD., or Yaohan was a Japanese retail group. The company was founded in 1930 by Ryohei Wada and incorporated in 1948. Initially a single shop, it later expanded into a major ...more