Companies 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.

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Eesti Energia Kaevandused is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Eesti Energia Kaevandused Mining Eesti Energia Kaevandused is a mining subsidiary of Eesti Energia, an Estonian state-owned energy company. The core activity of Eesti Energia Kaevandused is oil-shale mining in the north-east of ...more

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Elfa AB is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Elfa AB Swedish company ELFA, which distributes electronics components, instruments, tools, and books to business and private customers, was founded in 1945 by Arne Lydmar and Nils "Nisse" ...more

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Eppendorf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Eppendorf Biotechnology Eppendorf, a company with its registered office in Germany, develops, produces and sells products and services for laboratories around the world. Eppendorf products are used in academic and ...more

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Ethiopian Airlines is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Airline Ethiopian Airlines, formerly Ethiopian Air Lines and often referred to as simply Ethiopian, is Ethiopia '​s flag carrier and is wholly owned by the country's government. EAL was founded on 21 ...more

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Fisher Electronics is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Fisher Electronics Electronics industry Fisher Electronics was a United States-based subsidiary company of Japanese electronics conglomerate Sanyo specialising in the field of hi-fi electronics.

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Isavia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Isavia Isavia ohf. is the national airport and air navigation service provider of Iceland. The company operates all public airports and air navigation services in a vast area in the north-eastern ...more

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Flying Tiger Line is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Flying Tiger Line Airline Flying Tiger Line, also known as Flying Tigers, was the first scheduled cargo airline in the United States and a major military charter operator during the Cold War era for both cargo and ...more

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Georgia Power Company is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Georgia Power Company Georgia Power is an electric utility headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It was established as the Georgia Railway and Power Company and began operations in 1902 running streetcars ...more

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Grenda's Bus Service is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Grenda's Bus Service Grenda's Bus Services is a bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates 23 bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.

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Grupo Bimbo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Grupo Bimbo Food processing Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. is the largest Mexican-owned baking company, with operations in the Americas, Asia and Europe. In 2013 generated US$ 13.785 billion in sales. Since 1980, Grupo Bimbo ...more

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Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Ice cream Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt is a popular ice cream company franchise founded by Alice Handel in 1945 in Youngstown, Ohio. The company operates thirty-seven corporate and franchise ...more

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Helsinki City Transport is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Helsinki City Transport Helsinki City Transport or HKL is the official city-owned public transport company in Helsinki, Finland. It operates the Helsinki metro, Helsinki tram and ferry boat traffic. Its bus operations ...more

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Hibbett Sports is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Bookstore, Hobby, Toy Hibbett Sports, Inc. is a publicly traded holding company for Hibbett Sporting Goods, a full line sporting goods retailer. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company has over 832 ...more

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Ivchenko-Progress is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Ivchenko-Progress Aerospace Ivchenko-Progress ZMKB, formerly OKB-478 and Ivchenko Lotarev, is a state design bureau for aircraft engines in Zaporizhia, Ukraine whose products are widely used in both civil and military ...more

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JCB is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Manufacturing J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited, universally known as JCB, is a British multinational corporation, with headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire, manufacturing equipment for construction, ...more

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Johnsonville Foods is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Food processing Johnsonville Sausage is a sausage company headquartered in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Founded in 1945, it is one of the largest sausage producers in the United States and the largest sausage ...more

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Yugoslav Railways is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Yugoslav Railways Rail transport Yugoslav Railways, with standard acronym JŽ, was the state railway company of Yugoslavia, operational from the 1920s to the 1990s.

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Kaiser Permanente is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Health Care Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care consortium, based in Oakland, California, United States, founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and physician Sidney Garfield. Kaiser ...more

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Kaman Aircraft is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Aerospace Kaman Aerospace is a U.S. aerospace company, with headquarters in Bloomfield, Connecticut. It was founded in 1945 by Charles Kaman. During the first ten years the company operated exclusively as ...more

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KD Avia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
KD Avia Airline KD Avia, sometimes called Kaliningrad Avia, was an airline based in Kaliningrad, Russia. It operated scheduled services within Russia, CIS and Europe. Its main base was Khrabrovo Airport,

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London Drugs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Retail London Drugs is a chain of Canadian retail stores with headquarters in Richmond, British Columbia. Its primary focus is on pharmaceuticals, electronics, housewares and cosmetics, with a limited ...more

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Mahindra & Mahindra is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Mahindra & Mahindra Automotive industry Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is an Indian multinational automobile manufacturing corporation headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the largest vehicle manufacturers by ...more

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Mattel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Video game, Doll and Stuffed Toy Manufacturing, Toy Mattel, Inc. is an American toy manufacturing company founded in 1945 with headquarters in El Segundo, California. In 2014, it ranked #403 on the Fortune 500. The products and brands it produces ...more

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Middle East Airlines is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Airline Middle East Airlines – Air Liban S.A.L., more commonly known as Middle East Airlines, is the national flag-carrier airline of Lebanon, with its head office in Beirut, near Beirut Rafic Hariri ...more

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Minute Maid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in 1945
Minute Maid is a product line of beverages, usually associated with lemonade or orange juice, but now extends to soft drinks of many kinds, including Hi-C. Minute Maid is sold under Cappy brand ...more