List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1954; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Air CalédonieAirline Société Calédonienne de Transports Aériens, operating as Air Calédonie, is the domestic airline for New Caledonia, headquartered on the grounds of Magenta ...more
Air India Cargo Air India Cargo was a cargo airline, it was the freight carrying subsidiary of Air India, based in Mumbai. It operated freighter aircraft services off and on at different stages of its history, ...more
Air Montmagny Air Montmagny is an on-demand aircraft charter company based in Montmagny, Quebec, Canada. It operates passenger and cargo services.
Alaska Seaplane ServiceAirline
American Motors Incorporated American Motors Incorporated designed, manufactured, and sold a mini-van for commercial delivery use. This company was not related to the American Motors Corporation, a major automaker formed in ...more
American Thermoplastic CompanyManufacturing American Thermoplastic Company, or ATC, is an American manufacturer of binders and other plastics products. ATC was founded in 1954 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Ameristar CasinosGambling, Other Amusement and Recreation Industries, Hospitality Ameristar Casinos, Inc. was a casino operator based in Paradise, Nevada. It was acquired by Pinnacle Entertainment in 2013. The company had eight properties in seven markets.
Apache CorporationPetroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction Apache Corporation is an American independent oil and gas corporation. It is headquartered in 1 Post Oak Central in the Uptown district of Houston, Texas. Apache has become a large multinational ...more
ArmaLiteArms industry, Arms Manufacturers ArmaLite, Inc. is an American small arms engineering company founded in the early 1950s. The ideas caught the interest of Richard Boutelle at Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation, and the ...more
Bamix Bamix, ESGE Ltd. is a Swiss company, which is active in the sector electrical devices and which was founded in 1953. It is producing the Bamix, a hand-held blender. The same appliance is called ...more
Barreiros Barreiros was a Spanish manufacturer of engines, trucks, buses, tractors and automobiles.
Blom Blom is a leading European service provider within acquisition, processing and modelling of geographical information. Blom maintains unique European databases with collections of map, images and ...more
Bob's StoresRetail Bob's Stores is a chain of 35 retail stores in the northeastern United States owned by Versa Capital Management. Founded as Bob's Surplus in Middletown, Connecticut, by Bob Lapidus in 1954, the ...more
Caracol Televisión Caracol Televisión is a Colombian private national television network, owned by the Santo Domingo Group.
Champion Aircraft Champion Aircraft Corporation was formed in 1954 by Robert Brown. Headquartered in Osceola, Wisconsin, it began production in 1954 of the 7EC design which it had purchased from Aeronca Aircraft ...more
China Construction BankFinancial Services, Investment, Commercial Banking China Construction Bank Corporation is one of the "big four" banks in the People's Republic of China. In 2011 CCB was the second largest bank in the world by market capitalization and ...more
Varsity Bus Company Varsity Bus Company is a school bus operator in New York City, currently providing yellow school bus service. This company was established in 2003 when it acquired some of the school bus routes ...more
Commodore GamingComputer hardware
Commodore InternationalConsumer electronics, Computer hardware, Electronics industry Commodore International was a North American home computer and electronics manufacturer. Commodore International along with its subsidiary Commodore Business Machines participated in the ...more
DYO Boya FabrikalarıChemical industry DYO Boya Fabrikaları Inc. is an İzmir, Turkey-based company founded at Bornova in 1954 by Durmuş Yaşar and his two sons Selçuk Yaşar and Selman Yaşar - with managerial and technological ...more
FarmfoodsRetail Farmfoods is a Scottish frozen food supermarket chain based in Cumbernauld. The company has expanded throughout the United Kingdom and has over 300 stores.
FeltrinelliPublishing Feltrinelli is an Italian publishing company founded in 1954 by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.
FnacRetail Fnac is a large French retail chain selling cultural and electronic products, founded by André Essel and Max Théret in 1954. Its head office is in Le Flavia in Ivry-sur-Seine near ...more
Fossil, Inc.Clothing Fossil Group, Inc. is an American designer and manufacturer of clothing and accessories, primarily watches and jewelry, but also sunglasses, wallets, handbags, belts, shoes and clothing, based ...more
Fry's Food and DrugRetail Fry's Food & Drug Stores, Inc., is a chain of supermarkets that has a major presence in the U.S. state of Arizona. Fry's also operates under the banner of Fry's Marketplace, a chain of ...more
GalePublishing Gale is an educational publishing company based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the United States, in the western suburbs of Detroit. It was part of the Thomson Learning division of the Thomson ...more
Garlando Garlando is a company based in Italy that produces pocket billiards and table football tables.
General Growth PropertiesLessors of Real Estate General Growth Properties, Inc. is an American real estate investment trust, headquartered at 110 North Wacker Drive in Chicago, Illinois, a historic building designed by architectural firm ...more
Genuardi'sRetail Genuardi's Family Markets L.P. was a chain of supermarkets located in the Northeastern United States. Genuardi's was family-owned until it was purchased by Safeway in 2000. Genuardi's had its ...more
GrandPa'sRetail GrandPa's or GrandPa Pidgeon's was a discount store founded in 1954 by Tom and Mildred Pidgeon, spreading across the midwest from its Bridgeton, Missouri origins, which remained truly ...more
Guangzhou Shipyard InternationalShipbuilding Guangzhou Shipyard International Limited or GSI, which was parented by China State Shipbuilding Corporation and founded in 1954, is the largest modern integrated shipbuilding enterprise in ...more
Handy Hardware Handy Hardware is a hardware store distribution center serving 1,000 retailers in 9 states in the United States, from Colorado to Florida, and in Mexico and Central America as well. It was ...more
Icom Incorporated ICOM Inc. is an international manufacturer of radio transmitting and receiving equipment, founded in 1954 by Tokuzo Inoue with the company's original name being "Inoue". Its products ...more
IMS HealthTechnology, Health Care IMS Health is a company that provides information, services and technology for the healthcare industry. It is the largest vendor of U.S. physician prescribing data. IMS Health was founded in ...more
Indústria Aeronáutica NeivaArms industry, Aerospace Indústria Aeronáutica Neiva is a subsidiary of Embraer which produces airplanes and aircraft components. Its main product is the Embraer EMB 202 Ipanema, the most employed ...more
Industrija motornih vozil Industrija Motornih Vozil was a car manufacturer based in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Established in 1954, IMV assembled cars by license from Austin between 1967 and 1972. The cars built were the ...more
Jämtlands Flyg Jämtlands Flyg AB is a Swedish helicopter company that specialise in both aerial and charter work. They operate out of the main heliport Göviken in the city of Östersund, in ...more
Kuwait AirwaysAirline Kuwait Airways is the national airline of Kuwait, with its head office on the grounds of Kuwait International Airport, Al Farwaniyah Governorate. It operates scheduled international services ...more
Landal GreenparksTourism Landal Greenparks is a European network of holiday villages, with locations in Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary and Switzerland.
Leonhardt und AndräStructural engineering
LindexFashion Lindex is one of the leading fashion chains in Europe with over 480 stores in The Nordic countries, the Baltic States, Russia, Central Europe and the Middle East. The business concept is to ...more
Magnolia Audio VideoRetail
Mobay Mobay Chemical Corporation, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was a joint venture of Monsanto Company and Bayer to market polyurethanes in the United States. Founded in 1954, Bayer bought out ...more
NicorNatural Gas Distribution Nicor, Inc. is an energy company headquartered in Naperville, Illinois. Its largest subsidiary, Nicor Gas, is a natural gas distribution company. Founded in 1954, the company serves more than ...more
Norris Craft Boats Norris Craft Boats, which is headquartered in LaFollette, Tennessee, is a United States manufacturer of recreational boats, founded in 1954. Norris Craft boats are popular Bass fishing boats.
Nova ChemicalsPlastics Material and Resin Manufacturing NOVA Chemicals Corporation is a plastics and chemical company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with Executive Offices in the Pittsburgh suburb of Moon Township, Pennsylvania and Lambton ...more
Ogle Design Ogle Design is a British design consultancy company, founded in 1954 by David Ogle, based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire.
Oil RefineriesPetroleum industry, Energy industry Oil Refineries Ltd., is an oil refining company located in Haifa Bay, Israel. It operates the largest oil refinery in the country. ORL has a total oil refining capacity of approximately 9.8 ...more