List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1944; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Abbey NationalFinancial Services Abbey National plc was a UK-based bank and former building society, which latterly traded under the Abbey brand name. As the former Abbey National Building Society, it was the first building ...more
African Distillers African Distillers is a company in Zimbabwe. It produces distilled spirits and wines. Its stock is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and its Zimbabwe Industrial Index.
Alimentos La GiraldaFood Manufacturing Alimentos La Giralda is a Venezuelan trading company that imports, produces and distributes foodstuffs such as capers, pickles, olives, canned fruits and canned vegetables. It is located in ...more
Canadair Canadair Ltd. was a civil and military aircraft manufacturer in Canada. It was a subsidiary of other aircraft manufacturers, then a nationalized corporation until privatized in 1986, and became ...more
de Havilland Engine Company The de Havilland Engine Company was an offshoot of the de Havilland aircraft building company, which started life as the 'Engine Division of the de Havilland Aircraft Company' in 1926 producing ...more
Dominicana de AviaciónAirline Compañía Dominicana de Aviación, usually shortened to Dominicana, was an airline from the Dominican Republic, serving as flag carrier of the country.
Driscoll's Driscoll's is a privately held company that sells fresh berries. Its headquarters is in Watsonville, California, USA and it has been family-owned for over 100 years. As of 2014, more than 40,000 ...more
Dunnes StoresRetail Dunnes Stores, also known as Dunnes, is a retail chain that is based in Dublin, Ireland. The chain primarily sells food, clothes and household wares. In addition to its main customer base in ...more
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EBSCO IndustriesConglomerate EBSCO Industries is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. It was founded in 1944 by Elton Bryson Stephens. EBSCO is one of the largest privately held companies in Alabama, and one of the top 200 ...more
EndesaPublic utility Endesa, S.A. is the largest electric utility company in Spain. The firm, a majority-owned subsidiary of the Italian utility company Enel, has 10 million customers in Spain, with domestic annual ...more
Hanna-BarberaMedia, Animation Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. was an American animation studio that dominated American television animation for nearly three decades in the mid-to-late 20th century. It was formed in 1957 by ...more
Jouef Jouef was a French manufacturer that specialized in model trains and other vehicles.
Kwasha Lipton Kwasha Lipton was an employee benefits consulting firm located in Fort Lee, New Jersey. It was founded in 1944 by H. Charles "Chick" Kwasha and Maurice Lipton. Kwasha Lipton is best ...more
Land SecuritiesLessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses) Land Securities Group plc is the largest commercial property company in the UK and the leading British property development and investment company headquartered in central London. The firm ...more
Mesaba AirlinesAirline Messaba Aviation, Inc. was an American regional airline based in Eagan, Minnesota The airline was a wholly owned subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines Corporation. Its flights operated as Delta ...more
Nikko CordialFinancial Services Nikko Cordial Corporation was Japan's third largest brokerage and subsidiary of Nikko Cordial Securities. In 2008, Nikko Cordial Corporation became a wholly owned subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., ...more
OdebrechtConglomerate Odebrecht Organization is a Brazilian conglomerate consisting of diversified businesses in the fields of engineering, construction, chemicals and petrochemicals. The company was founded in 1944 ...more
Omnicom GroupAdvertising, Public Relations, Advertising agency Omnicom Group, Inc. is an American marketing and corporate communications holding company, headquartered in New York City. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide ...more
Palliser FurnitureFurniture Palliser Furniture Upholstery Ltd. is a furniture manufacturing company headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. Palliser Furniture is a family-owned company. Palliser Furniture manufactures ...more
Parsons CorporationConstruction, Engineering Parsons Corporation is an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm headquartered in Pasadena, California. Founded in 1944 by engineer Ralph M. Parsons, Parsons ...more
Premier Automobiles LimitedAutomotive industry, Engineering Premier Ltd. is a manufacturer of vehicles based in Mumbai, India. The company is owned by the Walchand Group.
Pretax GroupFinance Accountor is a Finnish financial administration company, which has headquarters in Helsinki. Pretax’s services range from book-keeping to payroll services and consulting. Pretax is the largest ...more
QS/1 Data Systems QS/1 is a division of the J M Smith Corporation, a company founded in 1944 with revenue of over $US 2 billion and based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In 1977, the company recognized health ...more
Sadia S.A.Food processing, Meats and Meat Products Sadia S.A. is a major Brazilian food producer that has been a subsidiary of BRF S.A. since 2009. It is among the world's leading producers of frozen foods, and is Brazil's main exporter of ...more
SamchulyBicycle Samchuly, is a leading bicycle company and is the largest bicycle manufacturer and retailer in Korea. Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, Samchuly currently operates a manufacturing facility in ...more
Stopanska Banka Stopanska Banka AD is the oldest and currently the largest bank in the Republic of Macedonia by equity and branch network. The bank was established in 1944 as "Stopanska Banka" by a ...more
ÜlkerFood processing Ülker is a major Turkish manufacturer of food products, which are exported internationally, to 110 countries. The company's core products are biscuits, cookies, crackers, and chocolates, ...more
Young BroadcastingMass media, Television Broadcasting Young Broadcasting, LLC was an American telecommunications company that owned or operated 12 television stations in 10 markets with a total U.S. television household coverage of 5.9%; the ...more