List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1950; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Aerolíneas ArgentinasAirline Aerolíneas Argentinas, formally Aerolíneas Argentinas S.A., is Argentina's largest airline and serves as the country 's flag carrier. The airline was created in 1949 from the ...more
Amer SportsSports equipment Amer Sports Corporation is a Finnish headquartered sporting goods company with brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto and Precor. Established in 1950 as an industrial ...more
Bernard MatthewsFood Manufacturing, Agriculture Bernard Matthews Holdings Ltd., trading as Bernard Matthews Farms, is a British farming and food products business headquartered in Great Witchingham, Norfolk, England, which specialises in ...more
Saudi Binladin GroupConstruction Saudi Binladin Group is a multinational construction conglomerate and is headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Considered the largest construction firm in the world, Saudi Binladin Group ...more
CabasseConsumer electronics Cabasse is a French audio manufacturer founded by Georges Cabasse in 1950. It is mainly known for its home loudspeakers but has also produced professional audio speakers for studio recording or ...more
Cagiva Cagiva is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer. It was founded in 1950 by Claudio Castiglioni in Varese, originally producing small metal components. It went into the motorcycle industry in 1978. ...more
CentexOperative Builders Centex Corporation was a home builder founded and headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company was acquired by rival Pulte Homes in 2009 for 1.6 billion dollars.
Changchun Film Group Corporation Changchun Film Studio Group Corporation is a Chinese film production company in Changchun, Jilin province, China. It is one of the studios transitioned from the 1940s, and has been considered ...more
China Railway Engineering CorporationInfrastructure The China Railway Engineering Corporation is a large-scale state-owned construction company in the People's Republic of China under the supervision by the State Council of the People's Republic ...more
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Consolidated Contractors Company Consolidated Contractors Company is the largest construction company in the Middle East and ranks among the top 25 international contractors with a revenue of 5.3 billion USD in 2013. CCC has ...more
Crown AmericanHospitality Crown American is a privately held American company that manages and develops commercial real estate. The corporate headquarters is in downtown Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in a building designed by ...more
David's BridalRetail David's Bridal is a clothier in the United States that specializes in wedding dresses, prom gowns, and other formal wear. It is the largest American bridal-store chain. David's Bridal currently ...more
Desilu Productions Desilu Productions was an American television production company co-owned by husband and wife Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, best known for shows such as I Love Lucy, Star Trek, and The ...more
Diners Club InternationalFinance Diners Club International, founded as Diners Club, is a charge card company formed in 1950 by Frank X. McNamara, Ralph Schneider, and Matty Simmons. When it first emerged, it became the first ...more
Dunkin' DonutsRestaurant, Bakery, Food and Beverage Dunkin' Donuts is an American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain based in Canton, Massachusetts in Greater Boston. It was founded in 1950 by William Rosenberg in Quincy, ...more
Elektra RecordsRecord label Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group. In 2004, it was consolidated into WMG's Atlantic Records Group. After five years of dormancy, the label was revived as an ...more
EuronicsRetail Euronics International Ltd. is an international association of over 11,000 independent electrical retailers in 30 countries. It functions as Europe's largest electrical buying group on behalf of ...more
FieldsRetail Fields is a brand of Canadian discount stores owned by FHC Holdings Ltd., with 64 locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Northwest Territories.
Finnaviation Finnaviation was an airline flying domestic routes in Finland. It was based in Helsinki and also carried out nightmail and business flights, as well as wet-leasing aircraft, maintenance, flight ...more
FjällrävenClothing, Retail Fjällräven is a Swedish company specialising in outdoor equipment—mostly clothing and rucksacks. The name means the Arctic fox. Fjällräven was founded in 1960 by Åke ...more
Frontier AirlinesAirline Frontier Airlines is a United States ultra low-cost airline headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA. The carrier, which is a subsidiary and operating brand of Indigo Partners, LLC, operates ...more
Frontier Flying ServiceAirline Frontier Flying Service is an American airline headquartered in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States. It operates an extensive network of year-round scheduled commuter services and postal services ...more
G & R Wrenn G&R Wrenn was a toy company specialising in the manufacture of model railways. It was founded in 1950 by George & Richard Wrenn .
Ganz Ganz is a Canadian company best known for distributing plush animals and collectibles. They are the manufacturer of Webkinz, the toy with an interactive virtual-reality Internet site for ...more
GorenjeRetail Gorenje is the largest Slovenian manufacturer of white goods. With a continent-wide market share of 4%, it is one of the eight largest manufacturers of home appliances in Europe. Appliances are ...more
Graham Company The Graham Company was founded in 1950 by William A. Graham III, as William A. Graham & Co. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it is a leading US insurance and surety brokerage and ...more
Grupo ElektraFinance, Professional, Scientific Grupo Elektra is a Mexican financial and retail corporation established by Hugo Salinas Price and owned by Grupo Salinas. It is listed on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores and on the Spanish Stock ...more
Grupo Lala Grupo Lala is a Mexican dairy company, founded in 1950 in Gómez Palacio, Durango. It is the only dairy Company that operates nationwide in Mexico. It expanded into the United States in ...more
Gulf AirAirline Gulf Air is the principal flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Headquartered in Muharraq, adjacent to Bahrain International Airport, the airline operates scheduled services to 42 destinations ...more
Harveys SupermarketsSupermarket, Retail J.H. Harvey Co., LLC is a supermarket chain with stores in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. The majority of the Harveys stores are between 18,000 and 35,000 square feet. The company is a ...more
HeadSports equipment, Sportswear, Tennis technology HEAD NV is a sports equipment and clothing company, known mainly for their alpine skis and tennis racquets. The company includes parts of several previously independent companies, including Head ...more
Hunt PetroleumPetroleum industry Hunt Petroleum Corporation was an oil and gas exploration and production company formed in 1950. The company was originally called Petrol Production Co. and was later renamed Hunt Petroleum ...more
Jerrold Electronics Jerrold Electronics was a provider of cable television equipment, including subscriber converter boxes, distribution network equipment, and headend equipment in the United States.
Kopp's Frozen CustardRestaurant Kopp's Frozen Custard is a restaurant chain located in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. It specializes in frozen custard and large "jumbo" hamburgers. Founded by Elsa Kopp in 1950, the ...more
M. Firon & Co.Law M. Firon & Co., founded in 1950, is one of the largest law firms in Israel. Its offices are in Ramat Gan, and it has branch offices in Jerusalem, Beer Sheva and Haifa. With 60 years of legal ...more
Mayr-MelnhofPaper Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG is a manufacturer in the paper and packaging industry, based in Vienna, Austria. Owner: 65% family owned, rest free-float, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.
MKB BankFinancial Services MKB Bank is the fourth-biggest commercial bank in Hungary, and was the first to be privatised, in 1994. It is controlled by BayernLB. The MKB Bank is the main sponsor of the MKB Veszprém ...more
Nippon SteelSteelmaking Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, was formed in 2012 with the merger of Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal. Nippon Steel was formed in 1970 with the merger of Fuji Iron & Steel and ...more
Orascom Construction IndustriesConstruction, Engineering Orascom Construction Industries SAE is a leading engineering, procurement, and construction contractor based in Cairo, Egypt, and active in more than 25 countries. The company was Egypt's first ...more
Pic 'N' SaveRetail Pic 'N' Save was, at one time, the second-largest closeout retail chain in the United States. Financial troubles caused the chain to close many of the markets in the late-1990s and early-2000s.
Pulte Homes, Inc.Construction, Financial Services, Operative Builders PulteGroup, Inc is a company founded by Bill Pulte, based in Buckhead, Atlanta. In 2009, the company, then known as Pulte Homes Inc., bought Centex - creating the nation's largest homebuilding ...more
PYOSA PYOSA is a Mexican multi-national industrial family-owned group Founded by Rafael Fernández Saldana and his sons Alberto Fernández Ruiloba and lately participating Rafael and Jorge ...more
Questar CorporationManufacturing Questar Corporation is a company based in New Hope, Pennsylvania, which manufactures precision optical devices for consumer, industrial, aerospace, and military markets. Its telescopes produced ...more
Racal Racal Electronics plc was once the third-largest British electronics firm. Listed on the London Stock Exchange and once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, Racal was a diversified company, ...more
Riverboat DiscoveryTourism The Riverboat Discovery is a tour company in Fairbanks, Alaska which operates sternwheel riverboats on the Chena and Tanana rivers.
RTI International MetalsNonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum) Rolling, Drawing, Extruding RTI International Metals which was founded in 1950, is a leading US producer of titanium mill products and fabricated metal components for the global market. Through its various subsidiaries, ...more
San Juan AirlinesAirline San Juan Airlines is an airline operating scheduled and charter flights in the U.S. state of Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Its main base of operations is Bellingham ...more