List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1953; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
AerostarArms industry, Aerospace Aerostar S.A., is an aeronautical manufacturing company based in Bacău, Romania.
Air Tahiti Air Tahiti is a French airline company which operates in French Polynesia. Despite its private company status, it has a public service mission. Its principal base is Faaa International Airport.
Tamimi Group The Tamimi Group of Companies, sometimes called the al-Tamimi group, is a Saudi Arabian business house with activities ranging from supermarket chains, hotels, oilfield services & supplies, ...more
Ann & HopeRetail Ann & Hope is a Rhode Island-based retailer that pioneered practices now common in modern big box stores. Named after the ship Ann and Hope, which was lost at sea off Block Island, Rhode ...more
Associated Grocers of MaineSupermarket Associated Grocers of Maine was a retailers' cooperative serving independent supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts, USA. It was founded in 1953 and was a member of ...more
BAE Systems AustraliaArms industry, Aerospace BAE Systems Australia, a subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, is the largest defence contractor in Australia. It was formed by the merger of British Aerospace Australia and GEC-Marconi Systems and ...more
Bath Building SocietyFinancial Services Bath Investment & Building Society is a building society, which has its headquarters in Bath, England. It is a lender that specialises in niche mortgage products and is renowned for its ...more
Beckhoff Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG is a medium-sized, internationally acting company located in Verl, Westphalia, Germany. It was established in 1980 as a business unit of the Elektro ...more
Bess Eaton Bess Eaton or Bess Eaton Donut Flour Company Incorporated started as a bread and bakery products manufacturer and later as an operator of a small chain of coffee shops based in southern New ...more
Bill Miller Bar-B-Q EnterprisesRestaurant, Food Manufacturing Bill Miller Bar-B-Q is a San Antonio-headquartered restaurant chain that focuses on barbecue food, accompanying side dishes, and baked goods. The restaurant started as a poultry and egg business ...more
BillaRetail BILLA is a European supermarket chain originating in Austria, a market where the brand maintains its largest presence with more than 1000 stores. It is owned by Germany's REWE Group. The ...more
Body Glove Body Glove International, LLC is a surf/skateboard/watersports brand started in the United States. Body Glove was founded in 1953 by twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell. The brothers invented ...more
Bristow Helicopters Bristow Helicopters is a British civil helicopter operator originally based at Aberdeen Airport, Scotland which is now part of the U.S. based Bristow Group which in turn has its corporate ...more
Business International Corporation Business International Corporation was a publishing and advisory firm dedicated to assisting American companies in operating abroad. In 1986, Business International was acquired by the Economist ...more
California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc.Broadcasting California Oregon Broadcasting Incorporated is a family-owned broadcast franchise based in Medford, Oregon. It was founded in 1953 by William B. Smullin and is the owner of KOBI-TV Channel 5M in ...more
City Lights BookstorePublishing City Lights is an independent bookstore-publisher combination in San Francisco, California that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. It also houses the nonprofit ...more
Claster TelevisionBroadcast syndication Claster Television, Inc. was a Baltimore, Maryland–based television distributor founded in 1953 by Bert and Nancy Claster as Romper Room Inc. It was originally a producer of the children's show ...more
Colgate-PalmolivePerfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations The Colgate-Palmolive Company is an American multinational consumer products company focused on the production, distribution and provision of household, health care and personal products, such ...more
Dan-Air Dan-Air was a private, independent airline based in the United Kingdom and was a wholly owned subsidiary of London shipbroking firm Davies and Newman, started in 1953 with a single aircraft. ...more
Denny'sRestaurant, Eating and Drinking Places Denny's is a full-service pancake house/coffee shop/fast casual family restaurant chain. It operates over 1,600 restaurants in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Dominican Republic, El ...more
EIKI EIKI International, Inc. is a Japanese company that manufactures LCD and DLP projectors, related accessories and overhead projectors.
Endress+Hauser Endress+Hauser is a Swiss-based instrumentation and process automation company. Endress+Hauser operates in the instrumentation market with offices around the world, producing instruments ...more
Epic Records Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment.
Fabrika automobila PribojAutomotive industry Fabrika automobila Priboj is a Serbian automotive manufacturer of trucks and buses founded in 1952. Initially producing licensed copies of Saurer trucks, it now produces Mercedes-Benz NG trucks ...more
Ferguson Enterprises Ferguson Enterprises Inc., headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, is the largest plumbing wholesaler in North America and a major distributor of HVAC/R equipment, waterworks and fire ...more
FAW GroupAutomotive industry FAW Group Corporation is a Chinese state-owned automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Changchun, Jilin, China. Its principal products are automobiles; buses; light, medium, and ...more
Goody'sClothing, Retail Goody's is a brand owned by Stage Stores Inc
Harman Kardon Harman/Kardon is a division of Harman International Industries and manufactures home and car audio equipment. It was founded in 1953 by Sidney Harman and Bernard Kardon.
HMTManufacturing, Engineering HMT Limited, formerly Hindustan Machine Tools Limited, is a state-owned manufacturing company under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises in India. The company manufactures ...more
Indian Indian, formerly Indian Airlines was a major Indian airline based in Delhi and focused primarily on domestic routes, along with several international services to neighbouring countries in Asia. ...more
IsoAutomotive industry Iso was an automobile and motorcycle make, the product of Iso Autoveicoli S.p.A of Italy. The company was predominantly active from the late 1940s through the early 1970s. Iso are known for the ...more
JBS S.A.Food Manufacturing, Food and Beverage JBS S.A. is a Brazilian company that is the largest meat processing company in the world, producing factory processed beef, chicken and pork, and also selling by-products from the processing of ...more
Korea Exchange Korea Exchange is the sole securities exchange operator in South Korea. It is headquartered in Busan, and has an office for cash markets and market oversight in Seoul.
LladróCollectable Lladró is a Spanish company based in Tavernes Blanques, Valencia, that produces porcelain figurines.
National Commercial BankCommercial bank, Finance The National Commercial Bank also known as AlAhli Bank is the first Saudi Arabian bank, the largest bank by asset in the Arab world and one of the pioneers in Islamic Banking and finance in the ...more
Pakistan Academy of Sciences The Pakistan Academy of Sciences, is a learned society of sciences, which described itself as "a repository of the highest scientific talent available in the country." Established in ...more
PanavisionManufacturing, Film Panavision is an American motion picture equipment company specializing in cameras and lenses, based in Woodland Hills, California. Formed by Robert Gottschalk as a small partnership to create ...more
Pearl & Dean Pearl & Dean is primarily known as a British cinema advertising company. It was founded in 1953 by brothers Ernie and Charles Pearl, and Bob Dean. Pearl & Dean is now owned by Image Ltd, ...more
PetrobrasCrude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. or Petrobras is a semi-public Brazilian multinational energy corporation headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the largest company in the Southern ...more
Publishers Clearing HousePublishing Publishers Clearing House is a direct marketing company that markets merchandise and magazine subscriptions with sweepstakes, prize-based game, search, and lottery websites. Publishers Clearing ...more
Riverside Records Riverside Records was a United States record label specializing in jazz. Founded by Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer under his firm Bill Grauer Productions, Inc. in 1953, the label was a major ...more
Royal Air MarocAirline Royal Air Maroc, more commonly known as simply RAM, is the Moroccan national carrier, as well as the country 's largest airline. RAM is fully owned by the government of Morocco, and has its ...more
SafeAmerica Credit UnionFinancial Services SafeAmerica Credit Union is a 310 million dollar, privately insured, state chartered 24,000 member, natural person credit union operating from six public and two company branches in the San ...more
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool was a grain handling, agri-food processing and marketing company based in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Pool created a network of marketing alliances in North America and ...more
Shenyang Aircraft Corporation Shenyang Aircraft Corporation or Shenyang Aerospace Corporation is a Chinese civilian and military aircraft manufacturer located in Shenyang, and is a subsidiary of AVIC. Founded in 1953, it is ...more
STPPetroleum industry STP is an American brand and trade name for the automotive additives, lubricants and performance division of Armored AutoGroup which also own the brand Armor All.
Streichers Streicher's is a police equipment and supply company founded in 1953 in West Allis, Wisconsin. It was then known as Don's Gun Shop. The name later changed to Don Streicher Guns, Inc. In 1983 the ...more
Taito CorporationVideo game, Video game industry The Taito Corporation is a Japanese publisher of video game software and arcade hardware and as of 2005, wholly owned by publisher Square Enix. Taito has their headquarters in the Shinjuku Bunka ...more