List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1966; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
AnadolAutomobile Anadol was Turkey's first domestic mass-production passenger vehicle, and the second Turkish car after the ill-fated Devrim sedan of 1961. Anadol cars and pick-ups were manufactured by Otosan ...more
AuswayMedia, Publishing Ausway is an Australian cartography and publishing company that produces comprehensive street directories and maps. In addition to its directories, Ausway also produces laminated, folded and ...more
B&B Italia B&B Italia SpA is an Italian modern furniture company whose products are sold worldwide. The company was founded in 1966 by the Busnelli family, who manages the company. On March 1, 2011, ...more
Banquet Foods Banquet Foods is a subsidiary of ConAgra Foods that sells various food products, including frozen pre-made entrées, meals, and desserts. Banquet was founded in 1953, with the introduction ...more
Best BuyConsumer electronics, Retail, Radio Best Buy Co., Inc. is an American multinational consumer electronics corporation headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. It operates in the United States, Puerto Rico, ...more
BetacomComputer Founded in 1966, Betacom is an electronics company specialising in audio and visual products. In 1992 Sir Alan Sugar's Amstrad purchased a 29.9% stake in the company from Canon Street ...more
BirthdaysRetail Birthdays is a British High Street greeting cards retailer. From its beginning in 1966, Ron Wood Greeting Cards operated as a wholesaler of greeting cards and gift wrap in Bury, Greater ...more
Black Sparrow BooksPublishing Black Sparrow Books, formerly known as Black Sparrow Press, is a book publisher originally founded in 1966 by John Martin of Santa Rosa, California. He founded this company in order to publish ...more
Boll Weevil Boll Weevil was a casual dining chain of hamburger restaurants located in San Diego, California, United States.
Bottega VenetaFashion Bottega Veneta is an Italian luxury goods house best known for its leather goods. Founded in 1966, it was purchased in 2001 by Gucci Group, now a part of the French multinational group Kering. ...more
Bowers & WilkinsConsumer electronics Bowers & Wilkins, or B&W, is an English company that produces audio equipment, most notably loudspeakers. B&W was founded in 1966 by John Bowers at Worthing, West Sussex, England. ...more
British Motor HoldingsAutomotive industry British Motor Holdings Limited was a British vehicle manufacturing company known until 14 December 1966 as British Motor Corporation Limited. Thirteen months later on 17 January 1968 under ...more
Brutus JeansClothing Brutus Jeans is a British clothing company founded in 1966 by brothers Keith and Alan Freedman, who were 18 and 17 years old at the time, respectively. The company started with one style of ...more
Busy BeeAirline Busy Bee of Norway, branded simply Busy Bee, was an airline that operated in Norway between 1966 and 1992. The airline was started by Braathens S.A.F.E under the name Busy Bee Air Service. The ...more
Century PharmaceuticalsPharmaceutical Preparation Century Pharmaceuticals, Inc. manufactures Dakin's Solution, for the treatment of chronic wounds. Dakin's is a topical, broad spectrum antimicrobial, effective against MRSA, Vancomycin-resistant ...more
CTBC BankBank CTBC Bank is amongst the largest privately owned banks in Taiwan. It is controlled by the family of Koo Chen-fu.
Coherent, Inc. Coherent, Inc is a company with headquarters located in Santa Clara, California, USA, with other sites located in the US, Europe, and Asia. It was founded in 1966 by Eugene Watson as a spin-off ...more
CUAFinancial Services CUA is a credit union in Australia. It is the largest customer-owned financial institution in Australia. It provides financial services including everyday banking, home loans, insurances, credit ...more
Automobile DaciaAutomotive industry Automobile Dacia S.A. is a Romanian car manufacturer that takes its name from the historic region that constitutes much of present-day Romania. Now a subsidiary of the French car manufacturer ...more
DAK Industries The DAK Catalog was published by DAK Industries, a discount electronics importer in the United States, and was named after the initials of the company's owner, Drew Alan Kaplan.
Data Resources Inc. Data Resources Inc or DRI was co-founded in 1969 by Donald Marron and Otto Eckstein. Marron is best known as the former CEO of PaineWebber and founder of Lightyear Capital. Eckstein was a ...more
DLR GroupArchitectural Services, Engineering DLR Group is an architectural design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design to clients throughout the United States. The firm's focus is corporate, higher ...more
Dylex Dylex Limited was one of Canada's largest retailers, involved in the operation of specialty retail stores, such as women's wear, menswear, and family stores. It was formed in 1966 as a holding ...more
Elcom Credit Union Community First Credit Union was a community-based credit union in Australia that was formed in 1966 at Newvale Colleries Doyalson as Newstan Colliery Employees Credit Union. The name was ...more
Entegris, Inc.Manufacturing, Plastics Products, NEC Entegris, Inc. NASDAQ: ENTG is a leading provider of yield-enhancing materials and solutions for the most advanced manufacturing environments. Entegris’ customers include the world’s ...more
Extrude Hone Corporation Extrude Hone Corporation is a manufacturing company specializing in the finishing of airplane and automobile parts such as hubs, gearboxes, and a variety of metal workpieces. The company was ...more
Gauldal BillagTransportation Gauldal Billag is a Norwegian bus operator operating in the municipalities of Røros, Holtålen and Midtre Gauldal in Sør-Trøndelag. The company also operates express ...more
GécaminesMining La Générale des Carrières et des Mines, often called simply Gécamines or GECAMINES, is a Congolese metals and mineral trading company. A diversified mining ...more
Globe Theatre, Regina The Globe Theatre in Regina, Saskatchewan, was founded in 1966 by Ken and Sue Kramer. It was the first professional educational theatre company.
Hannover ReFinancial Services Hannover Re, with a gross premium of around €14.4 billion, is the third-largest reinsurance company in the world. Its headquarters is in Hannover, Germany. The company was founded in 1966 under ...more
Henley Forklift Henley Forklift Limited was a British forklift truck manufacturing company.
HesburgerRestaurant Hesburger is a fast-food chain based in Turku, Finland. Today, it is the largest Finnish hamburger restaurant chain, with a larger presence in the Finnish market than U.S.-based McDonald's. With ...more
Higab Higab is a municipal company wholly owned by Gothenburg Municipality in Sweden. The company was formed in 1966 as Hantverks- och Industrihus i Göteborg AB to administer and develop many of ...more
Hoegaarden BreweryAlcoholic beverage Hoegaarden Brewery is a brewery in Hoegaarden, Belgium, and the producer of a well-known wheat beer.
International Bank of CommerceFinancial Services International Bank of Commerce is a state chartered bank owned by International Bancshares Corporation headquartered in Laredo, Texas. It is one of the largest banks based in Texas, and is the ...more
Jabil CircuitBare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Jabil Circuit, Inc. is a US based global manufacturing services company. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, it is one of the largest companies in the Tampa Bay area. and the third largest ...more
Jordan Ceramic IndustriesReal Estate, Manufacturing Jordan Ceramic Industries is a manufacturing company in Jordan. It was founded in 1966 and is based in Zarka and Amman. Jordan Ceramic produces floor and wall tiles, and vitreous sanitary ware, ...more
K-SwissSportswear, Footwear Manufacturing, Footwear Manufacturing K-Swiss, Inc. is an American footwear company based in Westlake Village, California. The company designs, develops, and markets a range of athletic shoes under the K-Swiss brand.
KarsanManufacturing Karsan is a Turkish commercial vehicles manufacturer, based in Akçalar, Nilüfer, Bursa Province.
Laker Airways Laker Airways was a wholly private, British independent airline founded by Sir Freddie Laker in 1966. It originally was a charter airline flying passengers and cargo worldwide. Its head office ...more
Malaysia–Singapore Airlines Malaysia–Singapore Airlines came into being in 1966 as a result of a joint ownership of the airline by the governments of Malaysia and Singapore. The airline ceased operations after 6 years in ...more
MANAŞManufacturing, Automotive industry MAN Türkiye A.Ş., abbreviated to MANAŞ, is a joint company formerly known as MAN Kamyon ve Otobüs Sanayi A.Ş., founded in early 1966 in Turkey as a result of cooperation between a ...more
MasterCardFinancial Services, Business Services, NEC MasterCard Incorporated or MasterCard Worldwide is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the MasterCard International Global Headquarters, Purchase, New York, ...more
Merpati Nusantara AirlinesAirline PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines, operating as Merpati Nusantara Airlines, is an airline in Indonesia based in Central Jakarta, Jakarta. It is a major domestic airline operating scheduled services ...more
NexG PrePaidFinancial Services NexG PrePaid is a pre-paid credit card issued by AmBank, Malaysia. The card is available in AmBank branches and most 7-Eleven stores in the country. It was the first attempt to bring pre-paid ...more
Eversource EnergyElectric Services, Public utility Eversource Energy is a publicly traded, Fortune 500 energy company headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts, with several regulated subsidiaries offering retail ...more
Norton-Villiers Norton-Villiers was a British motorcycle manufacturer formed in the 1960s following the collapse of AMC. With the general decline of the British motorcycle industry, under a British Government ...more