List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1972; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Aerocaribe Aerocaribe was an airline based in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. It was a regional affiliate of Mexicana operating services under the Mexicana Inter banner and codeshares with its ...more
Aerovías QuisqueyanaAirline Aerovías Nacionales Quisqueyana, also known as just Quisqueyana, was an airline from the Dominican Republic, which was based at Las Américas International Airport, Santo Domingo ...more
Air BotswanaAirline Air Botswana Corporation is Botswana's state-owned national flag carrier, with its headquarters is located in Gaborone. It operates scheduled domestic and regional flights from its main base at ...more
Alacer Corp. Alacer Corp. is a manufacturer of dietary supplements, including Emergen-C, located in Foothill Ranch, California.
Aldo The ALDO Group is a private Canadian corporation that owns and operates a worldwide chain of shoe and accessory stores. The company was founded by Aldo Bensadoun in Montreal, Quebec, in 1972, ...more
All Japan Pro Wrestling rosterProfessional wrestling This is a list of professional wrestlers who currently wrestle for All Japan Pro Wrestling, as well as a list of notable alumni. The current roster consists of the Home Unit, freelancers, ...more
American Urban Radio NetworksMedia The American Urban Radio Networks is the result of a merger between the National Black Network, founded by Unity Broadcasting in 1973, and the Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation, founded in 1972. ...more
Aracruz Celulose S.A.Paper Aracruz Celulose S.A. was a Brazilian manufacturer of pulp and paper. In 2009 the company merged with VCP and renamed Fibria. The new company maintained its headquarters in Sao Paulo, and is a ...more
Avioane CraiovaArms industry, Aerospace Avioane Craiova S.A. is an aeronautical company based in Ghercești, near Craiova, Romania.
Banco Português de InvestimentoFinancial Services Banco Português de Investimento, English: Portuguese Investment Bank is a major privately owned bank in Portugal. The bank's shares are listed in the Euronext Lisbon's PSI-20 stock index. ...more
Bass Pro ShopsRetail Bass Pro Shops is a privately-held retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor recreation merchandise, known for stocking a wide selection of gear.
BayernLBFinancial Services BayernLB or Bayerische Landesbank is a publicly regulated bank based in Munich, Germany and one of the eight Landesbanken. It is 94% owned by the free state of Bavaria and 6% owned by the ...more
BE&K BE&K, Inc., based in Birmingham, Alabama, is a global engineering and construction company. BE&K is named after its founders Peter Bolvig, William Edmonds, and Ted Kennedy and was ...more
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Biman Bangladesh Airlines, partly transcribed from English into Bengali and the other way around, commonly known as Biman, is the national flag carrier of Bangladesh. Its main hub is at ...more
Boardroom, Inc. Boardroom, Inc. is an American newsletter publishing company. It was founded in 1972 by Martin Edelston, who served as the company's chairman until his death on Oct 2 2013. The company is a ...more
Bridgeman Art Library The Bridgeman Art Library, based in London, Paris, New York and Berlin, provides one of the largest archives for reproductions of works of art in the world. Founded in 1972 by Harriet Bridgeman, ...more
Brisa – Auto-estradas de PortugalConstruction, Highway, Street Brisa – Auto-estradas de Portugal, S.A. is Portugal-based international transportation company. The group's largest business area is highway management, in which it is the largest concessionaire ...more
British Arab Commercial BankFinance The British Arab Commercial Bank Limited, based in London, England, is a wholesale banking institution providing trade and project finance in the MENA region and a number of surrounding markets. ...more
Burlington Coat FactoryRetail Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation is an American national off price retailer, with 540 stores in 44 states and Puerto Rico, with its corporate headquarters located in Burlington ...more
Carib AviationAirline Carib Aviation was an airline based in Antigua and Barbuda.
Carnival Corporation & plcHospitality, Hotel, Arts Carnival Corporation & plc is a British-American registered multinational cruise company, and the world's largest cruise ship operator. Carnival is a dual listed company, with headquarters ...more
Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Cruise Lines is a British-American owned cruise line, based in Doral, Florida, a suburb of Miami in the United States. Originally an independent company founded in 1972 by Ted Arison, ...more
Cascade DesignsBackpacking Cascade Designs is an American company specializing in outdoor recreation products. It is located in Seattle, Washington, and was founded in 1972 by two former Boeing engineers, who were avid ...more
iHeartMediaMass media, Radio Broadcasting Stations, Advertising Clear Channel Communications is a theater company.
Clos Du Val WineryWineries Clos Du Val Winery is a winery in the Stags Leap District of California's Napa Valley. The winery was founded by two men who were born into the French wine business, John Goelet and Bernard ...more
Columbia SussexHospitality, Hospitality industry Columbia Sussex is a private hotel company based in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The company, owned by the Yung family, owns and operates hotels in various parts of the United States. As of 2014, ...more
Cossette, Inc.Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Cossette is a Canadian marketing communications company that provides integrated communications services. Headquartered in Quebec City, the company has offices across Canada in Halifax, Quebec ...more
Cousins SubsRestaurant Cousins Submarines, better known as Cousins Subs, is a U.S. sub sandwich chain founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cousins Subs is a regional chain with restaurants in the Midwest. While the ...more
Cray Research, Inc.
D&S Car Wash D&S Car Wash Equipment Company is a High Ridge, Missouri based car wash manufacturer of all-welded stainless steel and aluminum car wash systems. Established in 1972, D&S provides the ...more
DaineseClothing Dainese is an Italian company founded in 1972 by its current President Lino Dainese. It specializes in protective wear for sports such as motorcycling, mountain biking and downhill skiing. ...more
DaviviendaFinance, Financial Services Davivienda is a Colombian Bank which was founded in 1972 and renders services to individuals, companies, and the rural sector. Currently, it is part of the Bolivar Corporate Group and it is the ...more
Digi-Key Digi-Key is the fourth largest electronic component distributor in North America and a broad-line distributor of board level components. It ranks as the fifth largest electronic component ...more
DONG EnergyElectricity DONG Energy is an integrated energy company based in Fredericia, Denmark. It is Denmark's largest energy company.
Drum Workshop Drum Workshop is a drum kits and hardware manufacturing company based in Oxnard, California.
Early Winters Early Winters, Ltd. of Seattle, Washington, USA was founded in 1972 by William S. Nicolai, who formed the company after creating a tent called the Omnipotent. Early Winters was the first company ...more
EganaGoldpfeil (Holdings) Ltd. EganaGoldpfeil designs and makes timepieces and jewelry under brands such as Pierre Cardin and Carrera, as well as licensed names as Bulova or Esprit. They also produce leather goods, eyewear ...more
EgyptalumAluminium Egyptalum is the largest aluminium producer in Egypt and one of the largest in Africa having a total annual production of around 320,000 tonnes. The company is supplied with the electric energy ...more
ELVO ELVO, is a Greek vehicle manufacturer based in Thessaloniki. Although it certainly is neither the oldest, nor the most "Greek" in its original technology, it is one that managed to ...more
ElektaNeuroscience Elekta is a Swedish company that provides radiation therapy, radiosurgery, related equipment and clinical management for the treatment of cancer and brain disorders.
EmCareHealth Care EmCare Holdings Inc., or EmCare, is an American provider of physician services for emergency departments, inpatient physician services, inpatient radiology management programs and anesthesiology ...more
ERA Real EstateReal Estate
ErgoGroupInformation technology ErgoGroup was a Nordic information technology corporation, systems integrator and consulting company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The company provided services for IT operations, business ...more
Essilor Essilor International S.A. is a French company that produces ophthalmic lenses along with ophthalmic optical equipment. It is based in Charenton-le-Pont, France, and quoted on the Euronext Paris ...more
Express.Net Airlines Express.Net Airlines was a cargo airline based in Naples, Florida, USA. It operated all-cargo charter and ACMI services in the USA and to Canada, Mexico, South America and the Far East. Its main ...more
Faber Industrie SpA Established in 1972, Faber Industrie is a italy-based manufacturer of seamless steel and composite cylinders for the storage of high-pressure gases.
Fiesta MartSupermarket, Retail Fiesta Mart Inc. is an American supermarket chain based in Houston, Texas that was established in 1972. Fiesta Mart operates stores in Texas, including the Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, ...more
Foo Kon Tan Grant ThorntonInformation technology consulting Foo Kon Tan Grant Thornton is the Singapore member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the largest accounting and consulting organizations outside the Big Four auditors. The Singapore ...more
Furniture RowFurniture Furniture Row Companies is a group of specialty home furnishings, mattress and linens stores with headquarters in Denver, Colorado, USA, and stores in 31 states. It operates at least four ...more
Garda GardaWorld Security Corporation is a Canadian private security firm, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with 45,000 employees. Though GardaWorld International Protective Services, now the ...more