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Companies Founded in 1945

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1945; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Law
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is an American international law firm whose largest office is in Washington, D.C. The firm was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1945 by Robert Strauss and ...more
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Alcon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus, Biotechnology, Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing
Alcon incorporated and with corporate headquarters, in Hünenberg, Switzerland, is a global medical company specializing in eye care products. Alcon's U.S. headquarters are located in Fort ...more
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Alta Dena is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Alta Dena, founded in 1945, is a dairy located in the City of Industry, California.
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Aprilia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Motorcycles, Bicycles, and Parts
Aprilia is an Italian motorcycle company, one of the marques owned by Piaggio. Having started as a manufacturer of scooters and small-capacity motorcycles, in more recent times Aprilia has ...more
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Ashley Furniture Industries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Manufacturing
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is a furniture manufacturing company headquartered in Arcadia, Wisconsin. The company is owned by father and son team Ron and Todd Wanek. Ashley Furniture ...more
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Athletic Model Guild is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Motion Picture and Video Production
The Athletic Model Guild, or AMG, was founded by Bob Mizer in December 1945. During those post-war years, United States censorship laws allowed women, but not men, to appear in various states of ...more
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Aviateca is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Aviateca Airline
Avianca Guatemala is headquartered in Guatemala City. It is now a subsidiary of Avianca.
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AVM Productions is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
AVM Productions Film industry, Film, Television
AVM Productions is an Indian film production studio. It is the oldest surviving studio in India. The filming studios are located in Vadapalani, Chennai. It has produced over 170 films in Tamil, ...more
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Bajaj Auto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Automotive industry
Bajaj Auto Limited is an Indian two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturing company. Bajaj Auto manufactures and sells motorcycles, scooters and auto rickshaws. Bajaj Auto is a part of the Bajaj ...more
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Banco Itaú is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Financial Services
Banco Itaú was a former Brazilian bank that merged with Unibanco on November 4, 2008, to form Itaú Unibanco.
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Bantam Books is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Bantam Books Publishing
Bantam Books is an American publishing house owned entirely by parent company Random House, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House; it is an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group. It was ...more
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Beacon Communications Corporat... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Beacon Communications Corporation Newspaper
Beacon Communications Corp. was a newspaper publisher in Acton, Massachusetts, USA, operating a dozen weekly newspapers as well as daily newspapers in Hudson and Marlborough, Massachusetts. It ...more
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Blizzard Sport is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Blizzard Sport GmbH is an Austrian alpine ski manufacturer based in Mittersill, Salzburg, Austria.
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
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Brioni is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Fashion, Clothing
Brioni is an Italian high-end fashion house founded in 1945. It specializes in the sale of handmade men's suits. Kering acquired the company in 2011; Kering's brands include Gucci, Yves Saint ...more
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Bristol Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Automotive industry
Bristol Cars Limited is a manufacturer of hand-built luxury cars headquartered in Kensington, London, United Kingdom. Bristol Cars is the last remaining descendant of the Bristol Aeroplane ...more
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Cantor Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Investment banking, Investment
Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. is a financial services firm. Founded in 1945, Cantor is a capital markets investment bank serving more than 5,000 institutional clients. The firm specialises in ...more
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Céline is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Fashion
Céline is a French ready-to-wear and leather goods luxury brand that has been owned by LVMH group since 1996. It was founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana. The headquarters are located ...more
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CHUM Limited is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
CHUM Limited Media
CHUM Limited was a media company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from 1945 to 2007. Immediately prior to its acquisition, it held full or joint control of two Canadian television systems — ...more
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Coit Cleaners is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Coit Cleaners
Coit Services is a California based specialty cleaning company founded in 1945 by Joe Kearn near the Coit Tower in San Francisco, California.
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Constellation Brands is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Beverages
Constellation Brands, Inc., of Victor, New York, is a publicly traded drinks company with brands in wine, beer and spirits.
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CIÉ is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
CIÉ Transportation
Córas Iompair Éireann, or CIÉ, is a statutory corporation of the Republic of Ireland, answerable to the Irish Government and responsible for most public transport in the ...more
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Cox Models is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Cox Models
Cox Models, a former division of Estes Industries of Penrose, Colorado, was a multimillion-dollar hobby company, is one of the hobby industry's oldest companies and is noted for its production ...more
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Crown Equipment Corporation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
A privately held, family-owned U.S. company, Crown Equipment Corporation is the fifth largest manufacturer of powered industrial forklift trucks in the world. Crown had $2.4 billion in worldwide ...more
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DDOR Novi Sad is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
DDOR Novi Sad Financial Services
DDOR Novi Sad is one of the largest insurance companies in Serbia, offering auto, home, commercial and life insurance. Its head office is located in Novi Sad.