List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1970; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Abt SportslineAutomotive industry ABT Sportsline is a motor racing and auto tuning company based in Kempten im Allgäu, Germany. ABT mainly deals with Audi and the related primary Volkswagen Group brands – Volkswagen, Škoda, ...more
AcergyPetroleum industry Acergy S.A. was an international offshore seabed to surface engineering and construction company previously known as Stolt Offshore and Stolt Comex Seaway and was part of the Stolt-Nielsen Group ...more
AcerinoxSteelmaking Acerinox, S.A. is a stainless steel manufacturing conglomerate group based in Spain. The company was founded in 1970, and initially received technical support from the Japanese firm Nisshin ...more
Aer Arann Aer Arann was a regional airline based in Dublin, Ireland. The airline operated scheduled services on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional. The airline had three bases in Cork, Dublin and Shannon which ...more
AeroperlasAirline Aeroperlas was an regional airline based in Panama City, Panama. It was the third largest airline of the country, only surpassed by Air Panama and Copa Airlines. From its hub at Marcos A. ...more
AérospatialeAerospace Aérospatiale was a French state-owned aerospace manufacturer that built both civilian and military aircraft, rockets and satellites. It was originally known as Société ...more
Air MaldivesAirline Air Maldives was the first national airline and flag carrier of the Maldives. It was established on 1 October 1974 during the presidency of Ibrahim Nasir. After operating for about 26 years, the ...more
Aker VerdalShip Building and Repairing Aker Verdal AS formerly known as Aker Kværner Verdal is a construction yard for large steel constructions and substructures for offshore oil platforms. The yard is owned by Aker Solutions ...more
Allied DunbarInsurance Carriers Allied Dunbar was a large British life assurance group. In its early years it was known as Hambro Life Assurance and was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the ...more
Alyeska Pipeline Service CompanyPetroleum industry The Alyeska consortium refers to the major oil companies that own and operate the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System through the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
American Management Systems American Management Systems was a high technology and management consulting firm, founded in 1970 by a group of five former Defense Department officials who had worked under Robert McNamara in ...more
AnsysSoftware, Prepackaged Software Ansys, Inc. is an engineering simulation software developer headquartered south of Pittsburgh in the Southpointe business park in Cecil Township, Pennsylvania, United States. One of its most ...more
Apoteket Apoteket AB is the national pharmaceuticals retailing former monopoly in Sweden. Apoteket AB, formerly Apoteksbolaget, is a government owned enterprise reporting to the Ministry of Finance.
Armadillo World Headquarters Armadillo World Headquarters was a music hall and entertainment center in Austin, Texas, from 1970 to 1980.
BA Connect BA Connect was a fully owned subsidiary airline of British Airways. Headquartered in Didsbury, Manchester, England, it operated a network of domestic and European services from a number of ...more
BBS KraftfahrzeugtechnikManufacturing, Automotive industry BBS Kraftfahrzeugtechnik AG is a high performance automobile wheel design company headquartered in Schiltach, Germany. BBS serves North America through BBS of America, located in Braselton, ...more
Beefeater GrillRestaurant, Hospitality Beefeater is a chain of pub restaurants in the United Kingdom, owned by Whitbread. There are over 130 Beefeater restaurants in the UK. The chain's name references both the classic English figure ...more
VDL Berkhof VDL Berkhof is a Netherlands-based bus and coach builder, founded in 1970 by Arthur Berkhof and his son Henk. They started with only 10 employees in a 1,000 m² factory. During the first 18 ...more
Boston PropertiesLessors of Real Estate Boston Properties, Inc. is a self-managed real estate investment trust based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It mainly acquires, develops, and manages "Class A" office space in Boston, ...more
British CaledonianAirline British Caledonian was a private, British independent airline, operating out of Gatwick Airport in the 1970s and 1980s. It was created to give an alternative to the British government-controlled ...more
Buffalo AirwaysAirline Buffalo Airways is a family-run airline based in Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada established in 1970 by Joe McBryan, also known as "Buffalo Joe". They operate scheduled ...more
CartamundiCasino, Retail Cartamundi, also called Carta Mundi, is a Belgian company, based in Turnhout, that produces and sells board games, card games, collectible card games, packages and playing cards through its ...more
Celestial SeasoningsTea Celestial Seasonings is a tea company based in Boulder, Colorado, United States that specializes in herbal teas, but also sells green, white, chai, and black teas. Their annual gross sales are ...more
ChedrauiRetail Chedraui is a publicly traded Mexican grocery store and department store chain also operating stores in California under the name El Super. It is traded on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the ...more
Christmas Tree Shops Christmas Tree Shops are a retail chain that started in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts on Cape Cod in 1970 as a complex of three small stores; the Front Shop, the Back Shop, and the Barn Shop. The ...more
Club 18-30 Club 18-30 is a holiday company working from 100 Oxford Street, London that provides holidays for people aged 17–35 in typical party island destinations. The original Club 18.30 logo and ...more
Colonial PropertiesReal Estate, Lessors of Real Estate Colonial Properties Trust, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a diversified real estate investment trust company. Colonial manages retail, office and multi-family properties throughout the ...more
Cotton Corporation of IndiaTextile Cotton Corporation of India or CCI is a Government of India agency, engaged in diverse activities related to trade, procurement, and export of cotton. CCI is a public sector agency responsible ...more
Daemyung Concrete Industries
Danish Crown AmbA Danish Crown AmbA is a Danish food processing company, dealing primarily in meat processing of pork and beef. It is Europe's largest pork producer. Through its subsidiaries, known as the Danish ...more
Dataindustrier AB Dataindustrier AB or DIAB was a Swedish computer engineering and manufacturing firm, founded in 1970 by Lars Karlsson and active in the 1970s through 1990s. The company's first product was a ...more
David R. Godine, Publisher David R. Godine, Publisher is an American book publishing company, founded in 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Days InnHospitality, Hotel Days Inn Worldwide, Inc. is a hotel chain headquartered in the United States. Founded in 1970, it is now a part of the Wyndham Hotel Group, based in Parsippany, New Jersey, which was formerly a ...more
Don Cornelius ProductionsMedia
Eagle Air Eagle Air is an Icelandic airline. It is based at Reykjavík Airport. It offers domestic flights, charter services, and adventure tours in Iceland.
Elvifrance Elvifrance was a French comic book publisher, specializing in digest-sized publications, often translations from Italian fumetti. Edited by Georges Bielec, it was founded in 1970 and owned by ...more
Etec Systems, Inc. Etec Systems was an American producer of scanning electron microscopes, electron beam lithography tools, and laser beam lithography tools from 1970 until 2005. It was located in Hayward, ...more
ExtraRetail extra was a retail store chain in the food sector that's belonged to the REWE Group since 1. July 2008. The company was formerly part of Metro Group.
Freddie MacFinance, Financial Services The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, known as Freddie Mac, is a public government-sponsored enterprise, headquartered in the Tyson's Corner CDP in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia. ...more
FedEx Office FedEx Office is a chain of stores that provide a retail outlet for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, as well as printing, copying, and binding services. Unlike its main competitor, The ...more
Floating Point Systems Floating Point Systems Inc. was a Beaverton, Oregon vendor of attached array processors and minisupercomputers. The company was founded in 1970 by former Tektronix engineer Norm Winningstad.
Flying BuffaloRole-playing game Flying Buffalo Incorporated is a Scottsdale, Arizona game company that publishes role playing games, card games, gaming materials, and runs Play-by-mail games.
FotovistaMarketing, Online shopping, Retail The French based FotoVista group was founded as Studio National in 1970 by brothers Pierre and Jean-Claude Rosenblum. Later in its history the brothers decided to group all of their business ...more
Orange Sky Golden HarvestFilm Orange Sky Golden Harvest SEHK: 1132 is a film production, distribution, and exhibition company based in Hong Kong. It dominated Hong Kong box office sales from the 1970s to 1980s and played a ...more
Hapag-Lloyd Hapag-Lloyd is a German transportation company comprising a cargo container shipping line, Hapag-Lloyd AG, which in turn owned other subsidiaries such as Hapag-Lloyd Cruises which is today ...more
Hemdale Film Corporation Hemdale Film Corporation, known as Hemdale Communications after 1993, was an independent film production company and distributor founded in London in 1967 as the Hemdale Company by actor David ...more