40s Companies Founded in 1940

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1940; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.

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Air New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Airline Air New Zealand Limited is the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand. Based in Auckland, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to 25 domestic and 26 international ...more

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Arkhangelski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Arkhangelski Aerospace Arkhangelsky Design Bureau was a short-lived Soviet military aircraft design bureau headed by Alexander Arkhangelsky. Formerly working for Andrei Tupolev, Arkhangelsky was assigned his own ...more

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Associated Food Stores is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Supermarket Associated Food Stores is an American retailers cooperative that supplies about 500 independently owned retail supermarkets throughout Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Nevada and ...more

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Bi-Rite Market is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Supermarket Bi-Rite Market is a grocery store in San Francisco, California owned and operated by chef Sam Mogannam, who had previously worked at Jardinière in SF. He and his brother Raphael took over ...more

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BWIA West Indies Airways is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
BWIA West Indies Airways Limited, known locally as "Bee-wee", was the national airline based in Trinidad and Tobago. BWIA was, at the end of its operations, the largest airline ...more

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Certified Grocers Midwest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Certified Grocers Midwest Supermarket Certified Grocers Midwest was a retailers' cooperative serving independent supermarkets in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. It was founded in 1940 and was a member of ...more

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Chaika watches is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Chaika watches Chaika watches are a women's brand made in the Soviet Union and Russia. The factory making Chaika watches was founded in 1940 as Volga in the city of Uglich for the production of precision ...more

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El Corte Inglés is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
El Corte Inglés Retail El Corte Inglés S.A., headquartered in Madrid, is the biggest department store group in Europe and ranks fourth worldwide. El Corte Inglés is Spain's only remaining department ...more

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Kesko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Kesko Supermarket, Retail Kesko Corporation is a Finnish retailing conglomerate with its head office in Katajanokka, Helsinki. It is engaged in the food trade, the home and specialty goods trade, the building and home ...more

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Koch Industries is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Petroleum industry, Chemical industry, Diversified Investments Koch Industries, Inc. is an American multinational corporation based in Wichita, Kansas, United States, with subsidiaries involved in manufacturing, trading, and investments. Koch also owns ...more

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LADE is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
LADE Airline LADE - Líneas Aéreas del Estado is an airline based in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina. It is a state owned airline operated by the Argentine Air Force and providing domestic ...more

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Lam Eng Rubber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Lam Eng Rubber Lam Eng Rubber Factory Sdn. Bhd. is a Malaysian manufacturer of natural rubber. The principal activities of the Company consist of processing and manufacturing of rubber and transportation ...more

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Malaysian Nature Society is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Malaysian Nature Society is the oldest and one of the most prominent environmental not for profit, non-governmental organisations in Malaysia. It was first established, as the Malayan Nature ...more

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Michael Baker Corporation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Management Services, Engineering

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Michigan National Bank is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Michigan National Bank Financial Services Michigan National Bank was a bank founded in Lansing, Michigan, which was established on 31 December 1940 when Howard J Stoddard consolidated six Michigan banks: First National Bank and Trust ...more

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MoneyGram International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Financial Services, Business Services, NEC MoneyGram International Inc. is a money transfer company based in the United States with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. It has an operation center in St. Louis Park, Minnesota and regional and ...more

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Nucor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Steelmaking, Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens) Nucor Corporation is a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is the second largest steel producer in the United States, and the largest of the ...more

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Piasecki Helicopter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Piasecki Helicopter Aerospace Piasecki Helicopter Corporation was a designer and manufacturer of helicopters located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and nearby Morton, Pennsylvania, in the late 1940s and the 1950s. Its ...more

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Polly Peck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Polly Peck Textile industry, Electronics industry Polly Peck International was a small British textile company which expanded rapidly in the 1980s and became a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index before collapsing in 1990 with debts of ...more

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Screen Gems is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Motion Picture and Video Production, Film Screen Gems is an American film production company and division company of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group that has served several different purposes for its ...more

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Stuttgart Trade Fair is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Stuttgart Trade Fair Messe Stuttgart is an exhibition centre and trade fair next to Stuttgart Airport, 7 miles south of Stuttgart, Germany. It is the ninth biggest trade fair in Germany. The new exhibition grounds, ...more

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Vitasoy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in 1940
Vitasoy Vitasoy is a brand of beverages and desserts in Hong Kong. Founded in 1940, it now operates under the Vitasoy International Holdings Limited. Its headquarters are in Tuen Mun, New Territories. ...more