List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1973; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
AeroperúAirline Empresa de Transporte Aéreo del Perú S.A., usually known as Aeroperú, was an airline from Peru, serving as flag carrier of the country from 1973 to 1999. The company was ...more
AholdRetail Koninklijke Ahold N.V. is a Dutch international retailer based in Zaandam, Netherlands. Ahold is an AEX-listed company on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.
Air MaltaAirline Air Malta plc is the flag carrier of Malta, with its headquarters in Luqa and its hub at Malta International Airport. It operates services to destinations in Europe, Middle East and North
Air NiuginiAirline Air Niugini Limited is the national airline of Papua New Guinea, based in Air Niugini House on the property of Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby. It operates a domestic network from ...more
American Brain Tumor Association The American Brain Tumor Association, founded in 1973, was the first and is now the only national nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to providing support services and programs ...more
Anglian WaterWater industry Anglian Water is a water company that operates in the East of England. Anglian Water is regulated under the Water Industry Act 1991.
APAC Customer ServicesProfessional, Scientific, and Technical Services APAC Customer Services provides customer care outsourcing with business process outsourcing services. The company operates out of 17 office locations: United States, Philippines, Dominican ...more
Apollo Education GroupEducational services Apollo Education Group, Inc. is an S&P 400 corporation based in the South Phoenix area of Phoenix, Arizona. Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns several for-profit educational ...more
Arctic Circle AirAirline Arctic Circle Air was an American airline based in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. It operated scheduled commuter services and charter flights to over 16 Alaskan communities. It was established and ...more
ArgosRetail, Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores Argos is a British catalogue retailer operating in the UK and Ireland. With 737 stores and 340 million website visits a year, it is one of the largest high street retailers online in the UK. In ...more
Asenav Asenav is a Chilean ship building company, based in Santiago with their main shipyards located in southern Chile in the middle of the city of Valdivia, some 15 km from the Bay of Corral at the ...more
AWG plc AWG plc was a British holding company which is parent to Anglian Water. It was previously listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a member of the FTSE 250 Index but it is now owned by the ...more
B & H Photo VideoConsumer electronics, Retail, Photographic Equipment and Supplies B&H Photo Video, founded in 1973 and located at 420 Ninth Avenue on the corner of West 34th Street in Manhattan, New York City, is the largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in ...more
BahamasairAirline Bahamasair Holdings Limited, operating as Bahamasair, is an airline based in the Bahamasair House in Nassau, Bahamas. It is the national airline and operates domestic scheduled services to 14 ...more
Bain & CompanyManagement Consulting Services Bain & Company is a global management consulting firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. It provides advisory services to businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governments, and is ...more
Bankenes BetalingsSentralFinancial Services Bankenes BetalingsSentral or BBS was a Norwegian company that provided centralised management of payment transactions, giro management and bank clearing. The most central solutions were ...more
Baron Aviation Services Baron Aviation Services is an American cargo airline based in Vichy, Missouri, USA. It was established in 1973 and operates small package express cargo services on behalf of FedEx Express. Its ...more
Baymont Inn & SuitesHospitality, Hotel Baymont Inn & Suites is a hotel franchise owned by Wyndham Worldwide and based in the United States.
Benfield Group Benfield Group was a leading independent reinsurance and risk intermediary. Customers included most of the world's major insurance and reinsurance companies as well as government entities and ...more
BillabongClothing, Retail Billabong International Limited is a surf company, primarily a clothing retailer that also produces accessories, like watches and backpacks and skateboard and snowboard products under other ...more
BillionComputer industry Billion Electric Co. Ltd., based in Taiwan, was founded in 1973. Billion is a provider of network equipment and power supply products in the Asia Pacific rim. Since its Communication Division ...more
BimotaMotorcycles, Bicycles, and Parts Bimota is a small Italian manufacturer of custom and production motorcycles. It was founded in 1973 in Rimini, Italy by Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri, and Massimo Tamburini. The company name ...more
Birds Eye Birds Eye is an American international brand of frozen foods owned by parent company Pinnacle Foods in North America and by private equity group Permira in Europe.
BJU PressPublishing BJU Press, founded in 1973, publishes textbooks for Christian schools and homeschools as well as trade and children's books.
Brit Air Brit Air was a regional airline based at Morlaix Airport in Ploujean, Morlaix, Brittany, France, operating scheduled services as an Air France franchise from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, ...more
Burke Marine Burke Marine is an Australia marine clothing, accessory and wet weather gear brand. A family owned business; Burke has dominated the Australian and New Zealand market for over 35 years and now ...more
CablevisionMass media, Cable television, Cable and Other Pay Television Services Cablevision Systems Corporation is an American cable television company with systems serving areas surrounding New York City. It is the eighth-largest cable provider in the United States, with ...more
Casiano CommunicationsMarketing, Publishing Casiano Communications is a private Puerto Rico-based company mostly known for its publishing of various periodicals and magazines which are distributed in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, the ...more
Caterham CarsAutomotive industry Caterham Cars is a British manufacturer of specialist lightweight sports cars established in Caterham, Surrey, with their headquarters in Crawley, Sussex. Their current model, the Caterham 7, ...more
Center for UFO Studies The Center for UFO Studies is a privately funded UFO research group. It was founded in 1973 by J. Allen Hynek, the Chairman of the Department of Astronomy at Northwestern University in Illinois. ...more
Chapman'sManufacturing Chapman's is the largest independent ice cream and ice water products manufacturer in Canada. In 1973, David and Penny Chapman purchased the Creamery in Markdale, Ontario, a village just south ...more
Chautauqua AirlinesAirline Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., was a regional airline and a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings based in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. It operated scheduled passenger services to 52 ...more
TD Bank, N.A.Bank TD Bank, N.A., is a United States national bank chartered and supervised by the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. TD Bank offers banking, insurance, brokerage, and investment ...more
CompuwareComputer, Information technology, Prepackaged Software Compuware empowers the world’s largest companies to excel in the digital economy by fully leveraging their high-value mainframe intellectual property. We do this by delivering highly innovative ...more
Crabtree & Evelyn Crabtree & Evelyn is an American retailer of body and home products with stores globally. According to its website, Crabtree & Evelyn uses over 160 “natural botanical ingredients” in its ...more
Cruise West Cruise West was an independent, destination focused small-ship cruise operator based in Seattle, Washington. The line was the largest operator of U.S. flagged cruise vessels with nine currently ...more
Daewon MediaPublishing Daewon Media, formerly Daiwon C&A Holdings, is a South Korean company specializing in character and animation-related business. Founded in 1973, Daewon's subsidiaries include Daiwon C.I., ...more
DeRoyalHealth Care DeRoyal Industries is a vertically integrated manufacturer and marketer of health care products. It is a privately held company with headquarters in Powell, Tennessee and manufacturing ...more
DG Flugzeugbau DG Flugzeugbau GmbH is a manufacturer of sailplanes and other composite parts based in Bruchsal near Karlsruhe, Germany. The business was founded in 1973 by Gerhard Glaser and Wilhelm Dirks as ...more
ExproEnergy Expro is an international oil and gas service company, specializing in well flow management, headquartered in Reading, United Kingdom.
Farmacias El Amal Farmacias El Amal, is regional pharmacy chain operating throughout Puerto Rico. It operates more than 78 pharmacies across Puerto Rico. The chain is privately held and was founded in 1973. ...more
Fiction Collective TwoPublishing Fiction Collective Two is an author-run, not-for-profit publisher of avant-garde, experimental fiction supported in part by the University of Utah, the University of Alabama, Central Michigan ...more
Five Star ProductionFilm Five Star Production Co. Ltd. is a Thai film production company. It was founded in 1973 by Kiat Iamphungphorn and is today headed by his younger brother, Charoen Iamphungporn, and Kiat's ...more
StodirInvestment Stodir is an international investment company, headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland with offices in London. The company was founded on July 20, 1973, under the name Flugleiðir. It was ...more
Fred Meyer JewelersRetail Fred Meyer Jewelers is a national chain of jewelers. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fred Meyer.
Gazprom Export Gazprom Export LLC. is a Russian company founded in 1973, the leading exporter of natural gas in the world, supplying Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It is a 100% subsidiary ...more
Gennum Corp.Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Gennum Corp. is a 2006 Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for Technology Advances in Serial Digital Interface Solutions, Enabling Over 20 Years of Seamless Studio and Broadcast ...more
Glen Dimplex Glen Dimplex is an Irish-based consumer electrical goods firm. It is the world's largest electrical heating business and holds significant market positions in the domestic appliance industry ...more