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Companies Founded in 1946

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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.
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    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....  more
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    MW Tux

    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, and...  more
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    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 international services to...  more
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    Air Namibia

    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 in...  more
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    Airborne Express

    Logistics, 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
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    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 the...  more
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    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 company...  more
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    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, 2008....  more
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    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 initially...  more
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    Årdal og Sunndal Verk

    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 established to take advantage of...  more
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    Argo Investments

    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 profitability and...  more
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    Armstrong Telephone Company

    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
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    Arrow Dynamics

    Roller 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 responsible...  more
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    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 built...  more
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    Aspen Skiing Company

    The Aspen Skiing Company, known locally as "Ski Co", is a commercial enterprise based in Aspen, Colorado in the United States....  more
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    Associated Grocers of New England

    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
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    Athearn is a United States manufacturer of model railroad equipment, produced and distributed by American hobby manufacturer Horizon Hobby, Inc. of Champaign, Illinois, USA....  more
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    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 naming...  more
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    Avis Rent a Car System

    Transportation, 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 Rental...  more
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    Arcadis NV

    Infrastructure, Civil Engineering
    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
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    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 instability...  more
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    Bandini Automobili

    Automotive 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 first...  more
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    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....  more
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    Belvoir Federal Credit Union

    Financial 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
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    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