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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 & Feld1
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is an American international law firm whose largest office... more on Wikipedia
  • Alcon2


    Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus, Biotechnology
    Alcon incorporated and with corporate headquarters, in Hünenberg, Switzerland, is a global... more on Wikipedia
  • Alta Dena3
    Alta Dena, founded in 1945, is a dairy located in the City of Industry, California.
  • Aprilia4


    Motorcycles, Bicycles
    Aprilia is an Italian motorcycle company, one of the marques owned by Piaggio. Having started... more on Wikipedia
  • Ashley Furniture Industries5
    Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is a furniture manufacturing company headquartered in... more on Wikipedia
  • Athletic Model Guild6

    Athletic Model Guild

    Motion Picture and Video Production
    The Athletic Model Guild, or AMG, was founded by Bob Mizer in December 1945. During those... more on Wikipedia
  • Aviateca7


    Avianca Guatemala is headquartered in Guatemala City. It is now a subsidiary of Avianca.
  • AVM Productions8

    AVM Productions

    Film industry, Film
    AVM Productions is an Indian film production studio. It is the oldest surviving studio in... more on Wikipedia
  • Bajaj Auto9

    Bajaj Auto

    Automotive industry
    Bajaj Auto Limited is an Indian two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturing company. Bajaj... more on Wikipedia
  • Banco Itaú10

    Banco Itaú

    Financial Services
    Banco Itaú was a former Brazilian bank that merged with Unibanco on November 4, 2008, to form... more on Wikipedia
  • Bantam Books11

    Bantam Books

    Bantam Books is an American publishing house owned entirely by parent company Random House, a... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Beacon Communications Corporation

    Beacon Communications Corp. was a newspaper publisher in Acton, Massachusetts, USA, operating... more on Wikipedia
  • Blizzard Sport13
    Blizzard Sport GmbH is an Austrian alpine ski manufacturer based in Mittersill, Salzburg,... more on Wikipedia
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida14
  • Brioni15


    Fashion, Clothing
    Brioni is an Italian high-end fashion house founded in 1945. It specializes in the sale of... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Bristol Cars

    Automotive industry
    Bristol Cars Limited is a manufacturer of hand-built luxury cars headquartered in Kensington,... more on Wikipedia
  • Cantor Fitzgerald17

    Cantor Fitzgerald

    Investment banking, Investment
    Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. is a financial services firm. Founded in 1945, Cantor is a capital... more on Wikipedia
  • Céline18


    Céline is a French ready-to-wear and leather goods luxury brand that has been owned by LVMH... more on Wikipedia
  • CHUM Limited19

    CHUM Limited

    CHUM Limited was a media company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from 1945 to 2007.... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Coit Cleaners

    Coit Services is a California based specialty cleaning company founded in 1945 by Joe Kearn... more on Wikipedia
  • Constellation Brands21
    Constellation Brands, Inc., of Victor, New York, is a publicly traded drinks company with... more on Wikipedia
  • CIÉ22


    Córas Iompair Éireann, or CIÉ, is a statutory corporation of the Republic of Ireland,... more on Wikipedia
  • Cox Models23

    Cox Models

    Cox Models, a former division of Estes Industries of Penrose, Colorado, was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    A privately held, family-owned U.S. company, Crown Equipment Corporation is the fifth largest... more on Wikipedia
  • DDOR Novi Sad25

    DDOR Novi Sad

    Financial Services
    DDOR Novi Sad is one of the largest insurance companies in Serbia, offering auto, home,... more on Wikipedia