Companies Companies Founded in 1952

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1952; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.

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Acme Tackle Company is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Acme Tackle Company Acme Tackle Company is an American fishing supplies store, specializing in spoon lures. Acme has 16 different lures in over 1200 different types, sizes and color combinations, many of which are ...more

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Adelphia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Telecommunications, Cable television

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All Nippon Airways is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Air Transportation, Scheduled All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., also known as Zennikkū or ANA, is a Japanese airline. Its headquarters are located at Shiodome City Center in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It operates ...more

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Armscor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers The Arms Corporation of the Philippines is a firearms manufacturing company headquartered in the Philippines. The company is known for its inexpensive 1911-pattern pistols, revolvers, shotguns, ...more

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Aspen Airways is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Aspen Airways Aspen Airways was a former airline carrier and regional affiliate of United Express and based in Hangar 5 in Stapleton International Airport in Denver, Colorado. Aspen ceased operations in 1989 ...more

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Atomic Energy of Canada Limite... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Nuclear power Atomic Energy of Canada Limited is a Canadian federal Crown corporation and Canada's largest nuclear science and technology laboratory. AECL developed the CANDU reactor technology starting in ...more

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Bahman Group is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Bahman Group Bahman Group is an Iran-based manufacturer of vehicles under license by Mazda. Founded in 1952 by Mr. Amanollah Sarbaz and his son, they have since then manufactured, under license, versions of ...more

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Baker's Drive-Thru is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Baker's Drive-Thru Fast food Baker's Drive-Thru is a chain of fast-food restaurants located in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. The menu features a selection of items such as hamburgers, french fries, tacos, ...more

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Ballantine Books is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Ballantine Books Publishing Ballantine Books is a major book publisher located in the United States, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine with his wife, Betty Ballantine. It was acquired by Random House in 1973, which in turn ...more

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BankAtlantic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Financial Services BankAtlantic, was a US bank that operated in the state of Florida until it was acquired in 2012 by BB&T Corporation. It provided consumer and business banking services to communities ...more

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Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1952 in Berkeley, California. The company was initially engaged in the development and production of specialty chemicals used in biochemical, ...more

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Brazilian Development Bank is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Finance, Offices of Bank Holding Companies The Brazilian Development Bank, also known as National Bank for Economic and Social Development is a federal public company associated with the Ministry of Development, Industry, and Trade. Its ...more

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Bord Iascaigh Mhara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Bord Iascaigh Mhara Bord Iascaigh Mhara is the agency of the Irish state with responsibility for developing the Irish marine fishing and aquaculture industries. Originally established under the Sea Fisheries Act, ...more

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Bouygues is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Bouygues Conglomerate Bouygues S.A. is an industrial group headquartered in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. Bouygues is listed on Euronext Paris exchange and is a blue chip in the CAC 40 stock market index. ...more

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British Motor Corporation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
The British Motor Corporation Limited was a UK-based vehicle manufacturer, formed in early 1952 to give effect to an agreed merger of the Morris and Austin businesses. BMC acquired the shares in ...more

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Cadila Healthcare is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Cadila Healthcare Cadila Healthcare is an Indian pharmaceutical company headquartered at Ahmedabad in Gujarat state of western India. The company is the fifth largest pharmaceutical company in India, with INR ...more

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Carter's Foods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Retail Carter's Foods, more commonly known as Carter's, was an employee-owned supermarket chain based in Charlotte, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1952, Carter's grew to over 30 stores throughout ...more

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Central Color is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Photography Central Color is a professional photography company in Paris, France that is involved with various regional and worldwide projects.

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Chloé is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Fashion Chloé is a French fashion house founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion. Gaby later joined forces with Jacques Lenoir in 1953, formally managing the business side of the brand, allowing Gaby to ...more

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Clough Harbour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Project management, Construction Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP is an engineering consulting firm headquartered in Albany, New York. The firm was founded in 1952 by John Clarkson, P.E., in Boston, Massachusetts focusing ...more

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Compassion International is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Compassion International Compassion International is a Christian child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world. Compassion International, ...more

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Corporación Estatal de Radio y... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Corporación Estatal de Radio y Televisión Mass media Corporación Estatal de Radio y Televisión is a radio and television network operating from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. It is a public television channel operated and ...more

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Cott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Cott Bottled and Canned Soft Drinks and Carbonated Waters The Cott Corporation is a supplier of private label carbonated soft drinks distributing to Canada, the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Europe. In addition to producing ...more

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Crocodile Garments is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Crocodile Garments Clothing Crocodile Garments SEHK: 0122 is a textile and garments company based in Hong Kong. Crocodile Garments was founded by the late Dr. Chan Shun in 1952.

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Douglas Theatre Company is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Douglas Theatre Company Douglas Theatre Company was once the largest movie theater chain in Nebraska, USA, operating in both Lincoln and Omaha. It was the 38th largest cinema chain in North America.

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Dyson's Bus Services is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Dyson's Bus Services Dyson's Bus Services is a bus and coach operator in Melbourne, Australia. As a Melbourne bus company, it operates 31 bus routes under contract to the Government of Victoria.

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Electricity Authority of Cypru... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Electricity Authority of Cyprus Electricity The Electricity Authority of Cyprus was founded in 1952 by the British colonial government. The 28 private electricity companies of the time were nationalized and absorbed into the EAC. The ...more

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Engil, Sociedade de Construção... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in 1952

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Ensinger Mineral-Heilquellen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Ensinger Mineral-Heilquellen produces mineral water.

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Coppola Industria Alimentare is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Coppola Industria Alimentare Food processing Coppola Industria Alimentare is an Italian food company producing canned tomatoes and vegetables. The company is based in Mercato San Severino, close to Salerno in southern Italy, within the ...more

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Ferrovial is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Ferrovial Conglomerate Ferrovial, S.A., previously Grupo Ferrovial, is a Spanish multinational company involved in the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of transport, urban and services ...more

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Fire-Lite Alarms is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Fire-Lite Alarms Fire-Lite Alarms is an American company owned by Honeywell and based in Northford, Connecticut. Fire-Lite manufactures fire alarm control panels, EVAC panels, manual pull stations, digital alarm ...more

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Joe's Sports, Outdoor & More is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Retail, Sporting Goods Stores G.I. Joe's was a privately owned retailer of sporting goods, ready-to-wear clothing, and auto parts, operating in the Northwestern United States. Founded in 1952, the company had as many as 31 ...more

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General Dynamics is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Shipbuilding, Aerospace Engineering, Arms Manufacturers General Dynamics Corporation is an American aerospace and defense company formed by mergers and divestitures. It is the world's fifth-largest defense contractor based on 2012 revenues. General ...more

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Hanwha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing, Conglomerate Hanwha Group is one of the largest business conglomerate in South Korea. Founded in 1952 as Korea Explosives Inc., the group has grown into a large multi-profile business conglomerate, with ...more

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Harbin Aircraft Industry Group is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Aerospace Harbin Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd., often shortened to Hafei, is an aircraft manufacturing company headquartered in Pingfang District, Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. It was previously ...more

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History of World Wrestling Ent... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
History of World Wrestling Entertainment Motion Picture and Video Production The history of the WWE dates back to the early 1950s, and today, as the world's largest professional wrestling promotion, it is one that contains the most significant parts of professional ...more

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Holiday Inn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Hospitality, Hotel Holiday Inn is a multinational brand of hotels, part of the LSE-listed InterContinental Hotels Group. Originally a U.S. motel chain, today it is one of the world's largest hotel chains, with ...more

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HSBC Bank is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
HSBC Bank Finance, Financial Services HSBC Bank Brasil S.A. - Banco Múltiplo is HSBC's bank in Brazil. In March 1997, HSBC established Banco HSBC Bamerindus SA was set up to take over Banco Bamerindus do Brasil S.A. The ...more

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Huntingdon Life Sciences is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Huntingdon Life Sciences Huntingdon Life Sciences is a Contract Research Organisation founded in 1951 in Cambridgeshire, England. It has two laboratories in the United Kingdom and one in the United States. With over ...more

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Ikon Office Solutions is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Ikon Office Solutions IKON Office Solutions was a company based in Malvern, Pennsylvania. It was the world's largest independent provider of document management systems and services until it was purchased by ...more

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India Book House is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
India Book House India Book House Pvt. Limited is an importer, distributor and publisher of books and magazines in India. Formed in 1952, India Book House published paperback editions of children's authors such ...more

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Les Schwab Tire Centers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Retail, Automotive industry Les Schwab Tire Centers is a tire retail chain operating in the western United States. Founded in 1952, The company is named for founder Les Schwab and is headquartered in the Central Oregon ...more

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Lotus Cars is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Automotive industry Lotus Cars is a British manufacturer of sports and racing cars, famous for its Esprit, Elan, Europa and Elise sports cars and for the highly successful Team Lotus in Formula 1. Lotus Cars is ...more

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Mehano is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Mehano Mehano is a Slovenian toy company, founded in 1952 as Mehanotehnika, produces a large range of both traditional and electronic toys, as well as model railroad equipment. The company had borne ...more

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Miss Universe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Miss Universe Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant that is run by the Miss Universe Organization. Miss Universe is one of the largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of ...more

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Moncler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Moncler is a French-Italian apparel manufacturer and lifestyle brand founded in 1952 by René Ramillon most known for its down jackets and sportswear. Moncler took its name from the ...more

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Mota-Engil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
Construction, Conglomerate Mota-Engil is a Portuguese industrial conglomerate. Its principal activities include civil engineering and construction of infrastructure including bridges, dams, industrial buildings, schools, ...more

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National Educational Televisio... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
National Educational Television National Educational Television was an American educational broadcast television network that was owned by the Ford Foundation and later co-owned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. ...more

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nib Health Funds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in 1952
nib Health Funds Insurance Carriers NIB health funds is one of Australia’s largest health insurers, providing health and medical cover to more than 1.1 million Australian and New Zealand residents. Established in 1952 by workers ...more