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Companies Founded in 1971

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1971; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
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    68 Publishers

    68 Publishers, also called Sixty-Eight Publishers, Sixtyeight Publishers, or even Nakladatelství 68, was a publishing house formed in Toronto in 1971 by Czech expatriate Josef Škvorecký and his wife...  more
  • 2

    Acadian Ambulance

    Ambulance Services
    Acadian Ambulance is an ambulance service that covers most of the state of Louisiana, parts of Texas, and one county in Mississippi. In 1995 it was recognized as the largest privately owned ambulance...  more
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    ACES Colombia

    ACES was an airline with its headquarters in the Edificio del Cafe in Medellín, Colombia and founded on August 30, 1971 by a group of 13 Colombian entrepreneurs, amongst them, most notably Orlando...  more
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    Aeronáutica Agrícola Mexicana SA

    Aeronáutica Agrícola Mexicana SA was an aircraft manufacturing company in Mexico from 1971 to 1984....  more
  • 5

    Air Burundi

    Air Burundi is the state-owned national airline of Burundi that operated scheduled regional passenger services to Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda; however, it has not been operational since 2009. Its...  more
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    Air Florida was an American low-cost carrier that operated from 1971 to 1984. In 1975 it was headquartered in the Dadeland Towers in what is now Kendall, Florida in unincorporated Miami-Dade County,...  more
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    Air Link

    Air Link Pty Ltd was an airline based in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. It operates both air charter services and scheduled services within New South Wales, including a daily scheduled return...  more
  • 8
    PT. Airfast Indonesia is an air carrier based in Tangerang, Indonesia in Greater Jakarta. It specialises in contract operations, aviation management services and charter passenger and cargo services...  more
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    AM General

    AM General is an American heavy vehicle manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana. It is best known for the civilian Hummer and the military Humvee, that is assembled in Mishawaka, Indiana. For a...  more
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    Ares Incorporated

    ARES Incorporated is an American weapons manufacturer and firearms engineering company co-founded by the renowned American weapons inventor and developer Eugene Stoner in 1971. The company is based...  more
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    Asylum Records

    Asylum Records is an American record label founded in 1971 by David Geffen and partner Elliot Roberts, who had previously worked as agents at the William Morris Agency. Founded specifically to...  more
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    Cielos del Sur S.A., operating as Austral Líneas Aéreas, more commonly known by its shortened name Austral, is a domestic airline of Argentina, the sister company of Aerolíneas Argentinas. It is the...  more
  • 13

    Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd

    Miscellaneous Intermediation, Investors
    Aviva Investors is an asset management company and is part of the Aviva group. It has global assets under management of over £246 billion, including: equities fixed income investment...  more
  • 14

    Barbara's Bakery

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    BCC Research

    Market research
    BCC Research is a publisher of technology market research reports, reviews, and technical newsletters. It also performs custom research. The company is an offshoot of Eli Research, owned and operated...  more
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    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Retail, Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is a chain of domestic merchandise retail stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. Formed in 1971, the stores sell goods primarily for the bedroom and...  more

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    Bertrams is the second largest United Kingdom based wholesaler of books, owned since 2009 by Smiths News. It has 150,000 titles available for same-day despatch and has access to over 600k books in...  more
  • 18

    Birka Line

    Birka Line is an Ålandian shipping company that operates a cruise ship on the Baltic Sea with Stockholm as the starting point under the name Birka Cruises. Birka Line has a cargo-shipping subsidiary,...  more
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    Borders Group

    Retail, Bookstore
    Borders Group, Inc. was an international book and music retailer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company employed approximately 19,500 throughout the U.S., primarily in its Borders and Waldenbooks...  more
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    The Bermuda Stock Exchange was established in 1971. The exchange's 2010 'Year End Review' report stated that its aggregate market capitalization stood at $USD319 billion. A breakdown of the...  more
  • 21


    C-market was a Serbian supermarket chain. In the past C market was the biggest retail chain in Serbia, today is just part of Maxi. All of the "C-market" stores were rebranded into "Maxi" and "Mini...  more
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    Cameron Balloons

    Cameron Balloons is a company established in 1971 in Bristol, England by Don Cameron to manufacture hot air balloons. Cameron had previously, with others, constructed ten hot air balloons under the...  more
  • 23
    Cameroon Airlines was an airline from Cameroon, serving as flag carrier of the country. Based in Douala, it operated scheduled services within Africa, as well as to Europe and the Middle East out of...  more
  • 24
    The Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, is an American division of Canadian conglomerate Dorel Industries that supplies bicycles. It is headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut with manufacturing and...  more
  • 25

    Cardinal Health

    Wholesale, Health Care
    Cardinal Health, Inc. is a Fortune 500 health care services company based in Dublin, Ohio. The firm specializes in distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical products, serving more than 60,000...  more