List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1955; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Aaron's, Inc.Furniture, Equipment Rental and Leasing, NEC Aaron's, Inc. is a lease-to-own retailer. The company focuses on leases and retail sales of furniture, electronics, appliances, and computers. It is divided into three major divisions: sales and ...more
AeroCóndorAirline AeroCóndor was a Colombian airline.
AflacFinancial Services, Accident and Health Insurance Aflac Incorporated is an American insurance company and is the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, founded in 1955 and based in Columbus, Georgia. In the U.S., Aflac ...more
Alberto-CulverManufacturing Alberto-Culver was an American corporation with international sales whose principal business is manufacturing hair and skin beauty care products under such brands as Alberto VO5, Andrew ...more
Antibiotice Iași Antibiotice Iaşi is a state-owned pharmaceutical company which is the third largest drug producing company in Romania and the second largest nystatin producer in the world. Its research center ...more
ArçelikConsumer electronics, Manufacturing, Home appliance Arçelik A.Ş. is a household appliances manufacturer in Turkey. The Company engages in the production and marketing of durable goods, components, consumer electronics and after-sale ...more
Ariana Afghan AirlinesAirline Ariana Afghan Airlines Co. Ltd., also known as Ariana, is the largest airline of Afghanistan and serves as the country's national carrier. Founded in 1955, Ariana is the oldest airline of ...more
Ashley Ashley were manufacturer of body shells and chassis for specials from 1955 to 1962. They also offered a range of products for special builders: radiators, header tanks, lighting sets, steel ...more
Atomic Skis Atomic is an Austrian company that manufactures and sells skiing equipment under different brand names. Atomic is also a well-known manufacturer of alpine skis.
AutocueMedia Autocue is a UK based manufacturer of teleprompter systems. The company was founded in 1955 and licensed its first on-camera teleprompter, based on a patent by Jess Oppenheimer, in 1962. Its ...more
Banco SafraFinancial Services Banco Safra is a Brazilian local bank, ranking tenth among the country’s largest sector financial institutions in terms of total assets. The bank is part of the larger Safra Group of banks and ...more
Bi-MartRetail Bi-Mart is an employee-owned chain of retailers located in the U.S. states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. A typical Bi-Mart houses merchandise including electronics and small appliances, ...more
Chevy Chase Bank Chevy Chase Bank, F.S.B. was the largest locally-based banking company in the Washington Metropolitan Area. It was acquired by Capital One in 2009 and rebranded as Capital One Bank in 2010. ...more
Chief Auto Parts Chief Auto Parts was a United States-based auto parts store chain that had stores located in the states of Tennessee, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Arkansas and California. Chief was founded in 1955 ...more
CodelcoMining CODELCO is a Chilean state owned copper mining company. It was formed in 1976 from foreign-owned copper companies that were nationalised in 1971. The headquarters are in Santiago and the ...more
Companhia Brasileira de AluminioAluminium Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio CBA is the largest aluminium producer in Brazil having a total annual production of around 480,000 tonnes. It is headquartered in the city of São Paulo.
Condor FlugdienstAirline Condor Flugdienst GmbH, usually shortened to Condor, is a German leisure airline based in Frankfurt. It is operating scheduled flights to leisure destinations in the Mediterranean, Asia, Africa, ...more
Cortina Cycles Cortina Cycles is a bicycle frame manufacturer in Santa Barbara, California. It has made frames for Italian companies such as Bennotto, and Gios.
CorumManufacturing, Watch Corum is a Swiss watchmaker based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchâtel. Founded in 1955, it makes high-quality and high-price watches, many of which are limited editions. The ...more
CTSI-GlobalLogistics, Supply Chain Solutions, Transportation management system CTSI-Global, formally Continental Traffic Service, Inc. and previously CTSI, is an international corporation that provides supply chain management solutions for all aspects of the supply chain: ...more
Dart Drug Dart Drug is a now-defunct chain of discount drug stores in the metropolitan Washington, DC region. It was founded in 1955, by Herbert Haft and his wife Gloria in Adams Morgan. The chain ...more
Dollar GeneralVariety Stores Dollar General Corporation is a United States chain of variety stores headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. As of January 2015, Dollar General operated over 11,500 stores in 40 U.S. ...more
Dynamics Research CorporationComputer Integrated Systems Design Dynamics Research Corporation is a United States-based, publicly held technology and management consulting contractor headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts. With multiple offices and client ...more
Elkins ConstructorsConstruction Elkins Constructors is a privately held corporation headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida founded in 1955 by Martin Elkins. Purchased in 1984 by a group of investors which included current CEO, ...more
ElvaAutomotive industry Elva was a sports and racing car manufacturing company based in Bexhill, then Hastings and Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1955 by Frank G. Nichols. The name comes ...more
Empresas Públicas de Medellín Empresas Públicas de Medellín was established on 18 November 1955 as a residential public utilities company which, initially, only served the inhabitants of Medellin, its hometown. ...more
Evia OyjMass media Evia Oyj was one of the largest Finnish marketing communication agencies, founded 1955 and known as Markkinointi Viherjuuri before 2001 name change to Evia Oyj. On June 18, 2009 Evia Oyj filed ...more
Federated Investors, Inc.Investment banking, Financial Services, Investment Advice Federated Investors is a large financial services company headquartered in Federated Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1955 and incorporated on October 18, 1957, the ...more
FoodtownSupermarket, Retail Foodtown is a northeastern United States supermarket cooperative founded in 1935 by Twin County Grocers, Inc. Currently, there are 55 Foodtown stores; 17 in New Jersey, 33 in New York and 5 in ...more
General AtomicsNuclear power, Defense contractor, Aerospace General Atomics is a defense contractor headquartered in San Diego, California, specializing in nuclear physics. General Atomics' research into nuclear fission and nuclear fusion has also had ...more
H&R BlockPersonal and Laundry Services H&R Block is a tax preparation company in the United States, claiming more than 24.5 million tax returns prepared worldwide, with offices in Canada, Australia, Brazil, and India. The Kansas ...more
Rolf C. Hagen Group Hagen Inc. is a pet supplies company founded in 1955 by Rolf C. Hagen with the help of his brothers, Dieter and Horst. Dieter and Horst Hagen joined the company later after immigrating from ...more
HelicolAirline Helicol is a helicopter operator based at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia. It is a subsidiary airline of Avianca.
hhgreggRetail hhgregg, Inc. or Gregg Appliances, Inc. is a publicly owned and operated retailer of consumer electronics and home appliances in the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast United States. It has 5,124 ...more
I.M. Pei and Associates
Jordan Ahli BankFinancial Services Jordan Ahli Bank is a leading Jordanian institution, with a steeped national history and heritage. It was founded in 1955 and its main offices are in Amman. Ahli Bank was the sixth public ...more
Kappa Publishing GroupPublishing Kappa Publishing Group, Inc. is a Blue Bell, Pennsylvania based publishing company concentrating on adult puzzle books and magazines as well as children's magazines and maps. It is a private ...more
Lindsay Manufacturing Lindsay Corporation, formerly known as Lindsay Manufacturing Co., is a manufacturer of Zimmatic brand center pivot irrigation systems, based in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It also manufactures ...more
LTU International LTU Lufttransport-Unternehmen GmbH, usually shortened to LTU, was a German leisure airline. It operated medium and long-haul routes and maintained hubs at Düsseldorf Airport, Munich Airport ...more
LYNX Express LYNX Express was a courier company operating principally in the United Kingdom. It was acquired in September 2005 by UPS.
MGM TelevisionBroadcast syndication Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Television Group and Digital is an American television production/distribution studio launched in 1955 and a division of ...more
Miami Parking Authority
Mills Fleet FarmRetail Mills Fleet Farm is a retail chain of 35 stores in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, with the newest location opening in April 2015 in Mankato, Minnesota. The stores range in size ...more
NamcoVideo game industry, Amusement park Namco Limited is a Japanese corporation best known as a former video game developer and publisher. Following a merger with Bandai in September 2005, the two companies' game production assets ...more
Nord-Flyg Nord-Flyg is a Swedish cargo and passenger charter airline based at Eskilstuna, Sweden. Formed in 1955 as an air taxi operator it was launch customer for a cargo conversion of the Bombardier ...more
Original PenguinClothing Original Penguin is an American clothing line. With roots in the 1950s and 60s, the brand specializes in clothing, footwear, and eyewear. It is sold in North America, South America, and Europe. ...more
PenAirAirline Peninsula Airways, operating as PenAir, is an American airline headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. It is Alaska's second largest commuter airline operating an extensive scheduled passenger and ...more
PlectronElectronics industry A Plectron is a specialized VHF/UHF single-channel, emergency alerting radio receiver, used to activate emergency response personnel, and disaster warning systems. Manufactured from the late ...more
Regal-BeloitMotors and Generators Regal Beloit Corporation is a manufacturer of electric motors headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. The company has manufacturing, sales, and service facilities throughout the United States, ...more