List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1937; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Adler SeedsAgriculture Adler Seeds is an American company that was founded in 1937 by Howard Adler, in Sharpsville, Indiana. Adler Seeds was formerly known as George Adler & Sons until later when it was then ...more
Aeroflex Inc. Aeroflex Inc. is an American company which produces test equipment, RF and microwave integrated circuits, components and systems used for wireless communications. Its headquarters are located in ...more
Air CanadaAirline, Transportation, Air Transportation Air Canada is the flag carrier and largest airline of Canada. The airline, founded in 1936, provides scheduled and charter air transport for passengers and cargo to 178 destinations worldwide. ...more
AmbuHealth Care Ambu A/S is a Danish company that develops, produces, and markets diagnostic and life-supporting equipment and solutions to hospitals and rescue services. Founded in Denmark in 1937 by German ...more
BanestesFinancial Services Banestes is a bank responsible for the public execution of loans for the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo, with the captation of resources, transfer and applications being one of the ...more
Banner HealthHealth Care Banner Health is a non-profit health system in the United States, based in Phoenix, Arizona. It operates 23 hospitals as well as specialized facilities. The health system is the 2nd largest ...more
Big Star Markets Big Star was an American supermarket chain founded in 1937 as part of the David Pender Grocery Company.
Cinecittà Cinecittà is a large film studio in Rome that is considered the hub of Italian cinema. The studios were constructed during the Fascist era as part of a scheme to revive the Italian film ...more
Citizens Equity First Credit UnionFinancial Services Citizens Equity First Credit Union is a federally insured credit union based in Peoria, Illinois, commonly referred to by its registered trademark, CEFCU. CEFCU was founded in 1937 to serve the ...more
Clugston GroupConstruction The Clugston Group is a privately owned business involved in construction and civil engineering, property development and distribution. The group is based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire in
Federal Electricity Commission The Comisión Federal de Electricidad is the state-owned electric utility of Mexico, widely known as CFE. It is the country's dominant electric company, and the country's second most ...more
Consolidated Engineering Corporation Consolidated Engineering Corporation was a chemical instrument manufacturer from 1937 to 1960 when it became a subsidiary of Bell and Howell Corp.
Dart Container Dart Container Corporation of Mason, Michigan, United States is the world's largest manufacturer of foam cups and containers, producing about as many as all competitors combined. Dart Container ...more
Doner Company Doner Company is an American advertising agency headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. It was founded in 1937 by Wilfred Doner, better known as Brod Doner. The Doner Company also has a United ...more
Dowty RotolAerospace Dowty Rotol was a British engineering company based in Staverton, Gloucestershire specialised in the manufacture of propellers and propeller components. Following a series of changes of ...more
Drammens IsFood Manufacturing Drammens Is is a former ice cream manufacturer based in Drammen, Norway. Drammens Is was founded in 1937. On 4 June 1997, a car bomb had exploded outside a Bandidos clubhouse in Drammen as a ...more
Dixons RetailOnline shopping, Retail Dixons Retail plc, was one of the largest consumer electronics retailers in Europe. In the UK, the company operates Currys, Currys Digital, PC World, Dixons Travel and its service brand Knowhow. ...more
Fendt Fendt is a German manufacturer of agricultural tractors and machines, manufacturing and marketing a full line of tractors, combine harvesters and balers. It is part of the AGCO Corporation. It ...more
Focke-Achgelis Focke-Achgelis & Co. G.m.b.H. was a German helicopter company founded in 1937 by Henrich Focke and Gerd Achgelis.
General Precision Equipment The General Precision Equipment Corporation was a major manufacturing company involved in the defense and space industries as well educational products and control devices for consumer goods. ...more
Geniki BankFinancial Services Geniki Bank was a Greek financier group that provided complete banking and financing services. It was founded in 1937. The bank has been traded at the Athens Stock Exchange since 26 January ...more
Georgia Tech Research Corporation The Georgia Tech Research Corporation is an organization that supports research and technological development at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
GM KoreaAutomotive industry GM Korea Company is South Korea's second largest automobile manufacturer and a subsidiary of the General Motors Company. GM Korea's roots go back to the former Daewoo which was split from its ...more
Hemne og Orkladal BillagTransportation Hemne og Orkladal Billag or HOB was a Norwegian transport company based in Kyrksæterøra, Sør-Trøndelag. HOB was founded in 1937 and merged with Trondheim
Hensel Phelps ConstructionConstruction, Property developer Hensel Phelps Construction Co. is one of the largest general contractors and construction managers in the United States, ranked consistently among ENR's top 20 Contractors. Founded in 1937 a ...more
IcelandairAirline Icelandair is the main airline of Iceland, headquartered at Reykjavík Airport in Reykjavík. It is part of the Icelandair Group and will during the summer of 2015 operate scheduled ...more
Icelandair GroupAviation Icelandair Group hf is an Icelandic travel industry corporation, the owner and holding company of the airline Icelandair and several other travel industry companies in Iceland. The Group's ...more
KardemirSteel Kardemir is a Turkish steel producer. The name is a contraction of the Turkish language Karabük Demir Çelik Fabrikaları, which means "Karabük Iron and Steel Works".
Key FoodSupermarket Key Food Stores Co-op, Inc. is a cooperative of independently owned supermarkets, founded in Brooklyn, New York on April 20, 1937. Its stores are located within the tri-state area as well as in ...more
Krispy KremeRestaurant, Bakery, Food and Beverage Stores Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. is an American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Krispy Kreme founder Vernon Rudolph bought a yeast-raised recipe ...more
League of Arizona Cities and Towns League of Arizona Cities and Towns is a municipal league that provides an important link among the ninety incorporated cities and towns in Arizona. The League is the only organization that ...more
Librascope Librascope was a Glendale, California division of General Precision Inc. founded in 1937 by Lewis W. Imm to improve aircraft load balancing, and acquired by General Precision in 1941. Librascope ...more
Utva Aviation IndustryGeneral aviation Utva Aviation Industry is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft, located in Pančevo, Serbia.
Mapei MAPEI is an Italian company founded in 1937 by Rodolfo Squinzi in Milan, Italy. It evolved from a small wall paint producer into a worldwide producer of adhesives, thinsets and sealants for ...more
National House Building Council NHBC states its primary purpose as raising the construction standards of new homes in the UK and provide consumer protection for homebuyers. Established in 1936, NHBC is the UK's largest ...more
Northern FoodsFood Manufacturing Northern Foods Ltd is a British food manufacturer headquartered in Leeds, England. It was formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap Index. The ...more
Pepperidge FarmFood processing Pepperidge Farm is a commercial bakery in the U.S. founded in 1937 by Margaret Rudkin, who named the brand after her family's property in Fairfield, Connecticut, which in turn was named for the ...more
Polaroid CorporationPhotography, Manufacturing, Optics Polaroid is an American business that has passed through several corporations and, as of 2015, is a brand licensor to companies that distribute consumer electronics and eyewear. It is best known ...more
Norwegian Police Security Service The Norwegian Police Security Service is the police security agency of Norway, somewhat comparable to the British MI5. The agency was previously known as POT, the name change was dictated by the ...more
Progressive CorporationFire, Marine, and Casualty Insurance The Progressive Corporation is one of the largest providers of car insurance in the United States. The company also insures motorcycles, boats, RVs and commercial vehicles, and provides home ...more
Putnam InvestmentsFinancial Services Putnam Investments is a privately owned investment management firm founded in 1937 by George Putnam, who established one of the first balanced mutual funds, The George Putnam Fund of Boston. As ...more
Rank OrganisationMedia, Arts, Entertainment The Rank Organisation was a British entertainment conglomerate founded by industrialist J. Arthur Rank in 1937. It quickly became the largest and most vertically integrated film company in ...more
Ray BanOphthalmic Goods Manufacturing Ray-Ban is a brand of sunglasses and eyeglasses founded in 1937 by American company Bausch & Lomb. The brand is best known for their Wayfarer and Aviator styles of sunglasses. In 1999, ...more
Robert Hall ClothesRetail Robert Hall Clothes, Inc., popularly known simply as Robert Hall, was an American retailer that flourished circa 1938-1977. Although based in Connecticut, its warehouse-like stores were mostly ...more
RS Components RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, they offer around 500,000 products ...more
Saab ABAerospace, Arms Manufacturers Saab Group is a Swedish aerospace and defence company, founded in 1937. From 1947 to 1990 it was the parent company of automobile manufacturer Saab Automobile. Between 1968 and 1995 the company ...more
Sam the Record ManRetail Sam the Record Man was a Canadian record store chain that, at one time, was Canada's largest music recording retailer. In 1982, its ads proclaimed that it had "140 locations, coast to ...more
Sheraton Hotels and ResortsTourism, Hospitality, Hotel Sheraton Hotels and Resorts is Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide's largest and second oldest brand.
Smith International, Inc.Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing, Energy industry Smith International was a Fortune 500 company headquartered in the Greenspoint district and in unincorporated Harris County, Texas. Smith International ceased to exist as an independent company ...more