List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1946; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Accurist Accurist Watches Ltd is a watch manufacturer, headquartered in West Hampstead, London. The company has a reputation of providing high quality watches at comparatively low prices.
MW TuxRetail MW Tux was a division of Men's Wearhouse clothier that specialized in the renting of tuxedos and formal wear for men. In late 2008, the MW Tux Brand was rolled up into the Men's Wearhouse brand, ...more
Aigle Azur Société Aigle Azur Transports Aériens is an airline with its head office in Tremblay-en-France, France, near Paris. It operates domestic scheduled passenger services and ...more
Air NamibiaAirline Air Namibia is the national airline of Namibia, headquartered in Windhoek. It operates scheduled domestic, regional, and international passenger and cargo services, having its international hub ...more
Airborne ExpressLogistics, Transportation Airborne Express was an express delivery company and cargo airline. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, its hub was at Wilmington, Ohio. Airborne was founded as the Airborne Flower Traffic ...more
Al-Muhaidib The Al Muhaidib Group is an international private group of companies based in Saudi Arabia that was founded in 1946 by Sheikh Abdul Kadir bin Abdul Muhsin Al-Muhaidib. The current Chairman of ...more
Alitalia-Linee Aeree ItalianeAirline Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane, in its later stages known as Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A. in amministrazione straordinaria, was the former Italian flag carrier. Based in Rome, the ...more
Aloha Airlines Aloha Airlines was an American airline headquartered in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, operating from a hub at Honolulu International Airport. Operations began on July 26, 1946, and ceased on March 31,
Amul Amul is an Indian dairy cooperative, based at Anand in the state of Gujarat, India. The word amul is derived from the Sanskrit word amulya, meaning rare, valuable . The co-operative was ...more
Årdal og Sunndal VerkAluminium Årdal og Sunndal Verk or ÅSV is a defunct Norwegian state owned company that operated the aluminum plants in Årdal, Sunndal, Høyanger and Holmestrand. The company was ...more
Argo InvestmentsInvestment Argo Investments Limited is an Australian listed investment company, which trades its shares on the Australian Stock Exchange. Their diversified portfolio of shares are selected for ...more
Armstrong Telephone CompanyTelecommunications Armstrong Telephone Company is a telecommunications provider, and part of the Armstrong Group of Companies. The company primarily operates as a local exchange carrier in rural markets in West ...more
Arrow DynamicsRoller coaster Arrow Dynamics was a roller coaster and amusement ride design company based in Clearfield, Utah, United States. Formerly known as Arrow Development and Arrow Huss, Arrow Development was ...more
Arup Group Limited Arup is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, UK which provides engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the ...more
Aspen Skiing Company The Aspen Skiing Company, known locally as "Ski Co", is a commercial enterprise based in Aspen, Colorado in the United States.
Associated Grocers of New EnglandSupermarket Associated Grocers of New England is a retailers' cooperative serving over six hundred independent supermarkets in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and ...more
Athearn Athearn is a United States manufacturer of model railroad equipment, produced and distributed by American hobby manufacturer Horizon Hobby, Inc. of Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Australian National Line The Australian National Line was an Australian Government owned overseas and coastal shipping line that operated in Australia between 1956 and 1998, when the container shipping operations and ...more
Avis Rent a Car SystemTransportation, Car rental Avis Rent a Car System, LLC, better known as Avis, is an American car rental company headquartered in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States. Avis, Budget Rent a Car and Budget Truck ...more
Arcadis NVInfrastructure, Civil Engineering, Construction Arcadis NV is a global design, engineering and management consulting company based in the Zuidas, Amsterdam, Netherlands. It has its origins in 1868. The company is a member of the Next 150 ...more
Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Balkan Airlines was Bulgaria's government-owned flag carrier between 1947 and 2002. During the 1970s, the airliner became a significant European carrier. The company encountered financial ...more
Bandini AutomobiliAutomotive industry Bandini Automobili was an Italian automobile manufacturer operating between 1946 and 1992. It was named after its founder Ilario Bandini. Founded in 1946 in Bandini’s hometown Forlì, the ...more
Bellway Bellway plc is a major UK residential property developer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
Belvoir Federal Credit UnionFinancial Services Belvoir Federal Credit Union or Belvoir Federal was organized in 1946 by employees of the Engineering Center on Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Since that time, Belvoir Federal has expanded to serve the ...more
Bemidji AirlinesAirline Bemidji Airlines is an American airline based in Bemidji, Minnesota USA. It operates domestic cargo flights, as well as extensive charter and air taxi services. Its main base is Bemidji Regional ...more
BouwfondsReal Estate Bouwfonds is an international real estate company and one of the largest in the Netherlands. The company was established in 1946, just after the Second World War, as local government property ...more
BraathensAirline Braathens ASA, until 1997 Braathens South American & Far East Airtransport A/S and trading as Braathens SAFE, was a Norwegian airline which operated from 1946 until it merged with ...more
British Aviation ServicesAirline British Aviation Services Limited was an early post-World War II airline holding company and air transport operator that could trace its roots back to 1946. Its main activities included ...more
British European AirwaysAirline British European Airways, formally British European Airways Corporation, was a British airline which existed from 1946 until 1974. BEA operated to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East from ...more
BurundaiaviaAirline JSC Burundaiavia was a helicopter airline based at Boraldai airport, which is located about 5 km from Almaty, Kazakhstan.
CajasturFinancial Services The Caja de Ahorros de Asturias is a savings and loan association of the Principality of Asturias. Caja de Ahorros de Asturias is the trade name of the enterprise while Cajastur is the ...more
Canadian HelicoptersTransportation Canadian Helicopters, formerly CHC Helicopter Canadian operations, operates 132 aircraft from 43 bases across Canada which provides a broad range of helicopter services to include: emergency ...more
Carlton SportsSports equipment Carlton Sports, a leading producer of badminton rackets and shuttlecocks was established in 1946. Carlton Sports became a subsidiary group of Dunlop Slazenger International located in ...more
Carvin Corporation Carvin Corporation is an American guitar, bass and audio equipment manufacturer in San Diego, California. It is one of only a few remaining family-owned companies in the industry.
Cary InstrumentsOptical Instrument and Lens Manufacturing Cary Instruments was founded in 1946 by Howard Cary, George W. Downs and William C. Miller under the name Applied Physics Corporation. Howard Cary previously had been vice president in charge of ...more
CasioAudio and Video Equipment Manufacturing, Household Audio and Video Equipment, Electronics industry The Casio Computer Company, Limited is a multinational electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Its products include calculators, mobile phones, cameras, musical ...more
Catalyst Catalyst Paper Corporation is a Canadian paper manufacturer. Based in Richmond, British Columbia, the company produces paper and pulp for commercial printers, publishers and paper manufacturers ...more
Central African Airways Central African Airways was a supranational airline corporation serving as flag carrier for Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, which were organised as Federation of Rhodesia and ...more
CH2M HillEngineering Services, Engineering, procurement and construction CH2M Hill is an American engineering company that provides consulting, design, construction, and operations services for corporations, and federal, state, and local governments. The firm's ...more
Chick-fil-ARestaurant Chick-fil-A is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia, specializing in chicken sandwiches. Founded in 1946, it is associated with the ...more
Children's Book Council of Australia The Children's Book Council of Australia is a not for profit organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA presents the annual Children’s Book ...more
ComairAirline Comair Limited, founded by the Novick and Moritz families is an airline based in South Africa that operates scheduled services on domestic routes as a British Airways franchisee and also as a ...more
Commonwealth EngineeringRail transport, Engineering Commonwealth Engineering was an Australian engineering company that designed and built railway locomotives, rolling stock and trams.
Concord SuppliesManufacturing Concord Supplies is a U.S. wholesale distributor and retailer founded in 1946 by Kenneth R. Reick as Formfoto Manufacturing. It is currently based in Wood Dale, Illinois. Across its catalog of ...more
Continental ElectronicsBroadcasting Continental Electronics is a major American manufacturer of broadcast and military radio transmitters, based in Dallas, Texas. Although Continental today is best known for its FM, shortwave, and ...more
Darlington Building SocietyFinancial Services Darlington Building Society is a UK building society, which has its head office in Darlington, County Durham, England. It is a member of the Building Societies Association. It currently has ...more
Delsey Delsey to francuski producent etui i toreb podróżnych, ustanowiony w 1946 roku.
Delta Corporation The Delta Corporation is a beer and soft drink company of Zimbabwe. The company is headquartered in Harare and is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and its stock index, the Zimbabwe ...more