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Companies Founded in 1950

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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.
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    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 merger of four...  more
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    Amer Sports

    Sports 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
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    Bernard Matthews

    Food 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 turkey...  more
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    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 recently...  more
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    Cabasse

    Consumer 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 sound...  more
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    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. The...  more
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    Centex

    Operative 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....  more
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    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 one of...  more
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    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 of...  more
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    Club Med

    Tourism, Hospitality
    Club Med är en researrangör....  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 offices...  more
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    Crown American

    Hospitality
    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
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    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
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    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 Untouchables....  more
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    Diners Club International

    Finance
    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
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    Dunkin' Donuts

    Restaurant, Bakery
    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, Massachusetts....  more
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    Elektra Records

    Record 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
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    Euronics

    Retail
    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 its...  more
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    Fields

    Retail
    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....  more
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    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
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    Fjällräven

    Clothing, 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 Nordin. The original product was...  more
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    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 flights to...  more
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    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 to...  more
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    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 ....  more
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    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