List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1947; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
AGV AGV SpA. is an Italian motorcycle helmet firm, founded by Gino Amisano, which started out in 1946 making leather seats and motorcycle saddles. A year later, in 1947, it started making motorcycle ...more
Air AlgérieAirline Air Algérie SpA is the national airline of Algeria, with its head office in the Immeuble El-Djazair in Algiers. With flights operating from Houari Boumedienne Airport, Air Algérie ...more
Air Charter LimitedAirline Air Charter was an early post-World War II private, British independent airline formed in 1947. The airline conducted regular trooping flights to Cyprus as well as worldwide passenger and ...more
Arrow Air Arrow Cargo was an American cargo airline based in Building 712 on the grounds of Miami International Airport in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. It operated over 90 weekly ...more
Ashtead Group Ashtead Group plc is a British industrial equipment rental company formerly based in Leatherhead, Surrey but which has since moved to new offices in the City of London. It is listed on the ...more
ATCOPetroleum industry, Utilities, Utility With more than 9,000 employees and assets of approximately $17 billion, ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions through leading ...more
Atlantic Records Atlantic Records is an American record label best known for its numerous recordings of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, jazz, and hip hop. Over its first 20 years of operation Atlantic earned a ...more
Atul Atul Ltd is a chemical conglomerate and one of the flagship company of Lalbhai Group, serving customers in national and international markets. The first manufacturing site of the Company - ...more
Autobacs Seven Autobacs Seven Company, Limited is a retailer of automotive parts and accessories based in Japan with branches primarily in Asia, with stores also located in France.
AvinorOther Airport Operations, Airports, Flying Fields Avinor AS is a state-owned limited company that operates most of the civil airports in Norway. The Norwegian state, via the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications, controls 100 ...more
BarenthalManufacturing Barenthal was a steel company founded in 1947 by Eugène Schall. The company was located in Baerenthal, Lorraine. The company specialized in steel and silver-plated forks and spoons. ...more
Behr Behr Process Corporation is one of the largest suppliers of architectural paint and exterior wood care products to the United States and Canadian do-it-yourself markets. BEHR manufactures ...more
Bighorn AirwaysAirline Bighorn Airways is an American charter company based in Sheridan, Wyoming, United States. It operates domestic charter passenger and cargo services, including contract services. Its main base is ...more
Blue Mountain PotteryManufacturing Blue Mountain Pottery was a Canadian pottery company located in Collingwood, Ontario. It was founded in 1953 by Dennis Tupy and Jozo Wieder and closed in 2004. Originally producing hand painted ...more
Boonton Electronics Boonton Electronics is an American manufacturer of electronic test equipment. Originally founded in 1947 in Morris Plains, New Jersey, they are now located nearby in Parsippany. Boonton became a ...more
Broadmeadows Bus Service Broadmeadows Bus Service is a bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates eight bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.
Brookhaven National Laboratory Brookhaven National Laboratory is a United States national laboratory located in Upton, New York, on Long Island, and was formally established in 1947 at the site of Camp Upton, a former U.S. ...more
BulgartabacTobacco Bulgartabac Holding Group AD or simply Bulgartabac is a Bulgarian tobacco holding company. Established in 1947 and based in the capital Sofia, it includes 11 joint-stock subsidiary companies in ...more
BupaHealth Care Bupa is an international healthcare group, serving over 22 million customers in over 190 countries. It is a private healthcare company, as opposed to the UK's National Health Service, which is a ...more
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.Biotechnology, Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical industry Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an American corporation specializing in a variety of pre-clinical and clinical laboratory services for the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology ...more
Chittaranjan Locomotive Works Chittaranjan Locomotive Works is a state-owned electric locomotive manufacturer based in India. It is located at Chittaranjan in Asansol. It is one of the largest locomotive manufacturers in the ...more
Color Television Inc. Color Television Inc. was an American research and development firm founded in 1947 and devoted to creating a color television system to be approved by the Federal Communications Commission as ...more
Copa AirlinesAirline Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A., is the flag carrier of Panama. It is headquartered in Panama City, Panama, with its main hub at Tocumen International Airport. It ...more
Cyprus AirwaysAirline, Wholesale and Distribution Cyprus Airways was the flag carrier airline of Cyprus. It was established in September 1947 and ceased operations on 9 January 2015. Cyprus Airways had its operating base at Larnaca ...more
Danelectro Danelectro is a US manufacturer of musical instruments and accessories, specializing in guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers and effects units.
Drammen Kommunale TrikkTransportation Drammen Kommunale Trikk was a Norwegian company that operated the Drammen trolleybus and bus system between July 1, 1947 and 1981, though the trolleybus system was closed in 1967. The company ...more
East Midlands Electricity The East Midlands Electricity Board was formed in 1947, one of the 12 area electricity boards specified under the Electricity Act 1947.
Emap International LimitedMedia, Publishing Emap International Limited is a British media company, specialising in the production of business-to-business magazines, and the organisation of business events and conferences. The company was ...more
Don Jorge Embotelladora Don Jorge S.A.C. is a corporation involved in the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages based in Lima, Peru. Its headquarters are ...more
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Exide IndustriesAuto Parts Exide Industries is a storage battery producing company in India. It manufactures automotive and industrial lead-acid batteries. It has plants in India and Sri Lanka.
Faithful+Gould Faithful+Gould is an integrated project and programme management consultancy. It supports clients with the management of their construction projects and programmes. It is part of Atkins – a ...more
Finnlines Finnlines Plc is a Finnish shipping company that operates freight throughout Northern Europe as well as passenger services in the Baltic Sea. In the past, Finnlines has operated ships under the ...more
Frankford Candy & Chocolate Company Frankford Candy & Chocolate Company is an American candy manufacturer, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1947 by Sam Himmelstein. The current CEO is Stuart Selarnick. In ...more
Fred'sRetail, Discount store, Variety Stores Fred's, Inc. is a regional chain of discount retail stores, operating in the southeastern United States. It opened in 1947 and operates approximately 700 stores and 300 pharmacies in 15 states. ...more
Gaggia Gaggia is an Italian company that makes coffee machines, especially espresso and cappuccino machines, in addition to small kitchen appliances. The company is owned by Saeco International Group, ...more
Golden Wonder Golden Wonder is a British company that manufactures snack foods, most notably crisps. It's most notable products are based at a low price point, usually around 20p - 30p. These include Ringo's, ...more
Hamilton Exhibits Hamilton Exhibits was founded as Hamilton Display Manufacturing Company in January 1947 by Renzie Hamilton and his father-in-law, Sterner Faussett. Hamilton Exhibits designs and manufactures ...more
Hellenic Airlines Hellenic Airlines, often abbreviated ΕΛΛ.Α.Σ. in Greek and sometimes also known as Hellas in English, was a Greek-flagged airline that operated domestic and international airline service from ...more
Hermann Peters Hermann Peters GmbH & Co. KG was founded 1947 by Hermann Peters in Ennepetal, Germany and is globally known under the registered trademark Original PE since 1979. The Family business is a ...more
Hong Kong Airways Hong Kong Airways was an airline in Hong Kong during the late 1940s and 1950s.
Hughes Helicopters Hughes Helicopters was a major manufacturer of military and civil helicopters from the 1950s to the 1980s. The company began in 1947, as a unit of Hughes Aircraft, then was part of the Hughes ...more
International RectifierSemiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing International Rectifier is an American power management technology company that manufactures analog and mixed-signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems, and integrated ...more
Jacobs Engineering GroupConstruction, Architectural Services, Natural gas Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., is an international engineering, architecture, and construction firm with offices located around the world. As a publicly traded company with 66,000 employees and ...more
Jat TehnikaAerospace Jat Tehnika is a Serbian aerospace maintenance and engineering company. The company is based at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport and provides maintenance services for Air Serbia, as well as other ...more
Jerry's FoodsSupermarket Jerry's Enterprises, Inc. is an operator of County Market, Cub Foods, Jerry's Foods and Save-a-Lot grocery stores headquartered in Edina, Minnesota. Jerry's Foods is the largest Cub Foods ...more
Jo-Han Jo-Han is a manufacturer of plastic scale model car promotionals and kits originally based in Detroit. The company was founded there in 1947 by tool and die maker John Hanley - a year before ...more
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Kenner ProductsToy Kenner Products was an American toy company founded in 1947. Throughout its history the Kenner brand produced several highly recognizable toys and merchandise lines, including the original ...more
Labor and Employment Relations Association The Labor and Employment Relations Association, founded in 1947, as the Industrial Relations Research Association, is an organization for professionals in industrial relations and human ...more