List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1976; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
1-800-FlowersInformation technology, Retail, Gift 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. is a floral and gourmet foods gift retailer and distribution company in the United States. It was one of the first retailers to use a 24 x 7 toll-free telephone number ...more
1800Mattress.comRetail, Furniture Stores 1800Mattress.com is an American bedding retailer headquartered in Hicksville, New York and famous for its ads that used the slogan "leave off the last S for savings".
Aardman AnimationsComputer-generated imagery, Animation, Film Aardman Animations, Ltd., also known as Aardman Studios, or simply as Aardman, is a British animation studio based in Bristol, United Kingdom. The studio is known for films made using ...more
Acer Inc.Computer industry, Computer hardware, Electronics industry Acer Inc. is a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation specializing in advanced electronics technology and is headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Acer's ...more
AgrokorFood and Beverage, Retail Agrokor is the largest retail joint-stock company in Croatia. Originally founded in 1976 as a company producing flowers and flower seedlings, it greatly expanded their operations in the ...more
AIK banka NišFinance, Financial Services AIK banka is a commercial bank based in Niš, Serbia. The bank was founded in 1976 as an internal bank for the Agro-Industrial Combine of Niš. It expanded into the commercial banking sector in ...more
Air Flamenco Air Flamenco is a commuter airline operated by Air Charter, Inc., based in Puerto Rico.
Alidaunia Alidaunia S.r.L. is an aviation company based in Foggia, Italy. It operates scheduled passenger services, air ambulance, air taxi/charter, offshore, aircraft maintenance and aerial work ...more
AlmaraiFood Manufacturing, Food industry Almarai, was established in Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1977 as a partnership between the Irish agri-foods pioneer Alastair McGuckian and his brother Paddy, and Prince Sultan bin ...more
Amico LaboratoriesPharmaceutical industry Amico Laboratories Limited, also known as Amico Laboratories is a major pharmaceutical company based in Bangladesh. It is part of the Mona Group of Companies.
Amtelco Amtelco is a manufacturer of telecommunications equipment and telephone answering service and call center systems, founded in 1976.
Anime Sound Production Anime Sound Production is a sound effects company working in the television, movie, radio, video, CD, cassette and video game animation industry in Japan.
Arab Satellite Communications Organization The Arab Satellite Communications Organization is a leading communications satellite operator in the Arab World, headquartered in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Arabsat was created to deliver ...more
Atlanta Botanical Garden The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acres botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Incorporated in 1976, the garden's mission is to "develop and ...more
Zawia Oil Refining CompanyPetroleum industry The Zawia Oil Refining Company is a subsidiary of the National Oil Corporation, incorporated under Libyan Commercial Law since 1976. ARC operates the Zawia Refinery, which was built in 1974 by ...more
Baltimore Technologies Baltimore Technologies was a leading Irish internet security firm, with its headquarters in Dublin Ireland. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was briefly part of the FTSE 100 Index ...more
bauMaxRetail bauMax is an Austrian hypermarket chain offering home improvement and do-it-yourself goods. It is based in Kindberg, Austria, and opened its first store in 1976.
Bebe StoresClothing, Retail Bebe Stores, Inc is a women's retail clothier established in 1976. Founded by Manny Mashouf, who emigrated from Iran to the United States in the early 1970s, where he opened the first Bebe store ...more
Bennigan'sRestaurant Bennigan's is an Irish pub-themed casual dining restaurant chain that had, before a 2008 bankruptcy, locations throughout the United States, and in 14 countries and 15 territories outside the ...more
Berkeley Group Holdings The Berkeley Group Holdings plc is a British housebuilding company based in Cobham, Surrey. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
Blyth, Inc.All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing Blyth, Inc. is a Greenwich, Connecticut based marketing and manufacturing company that sells personal and decorative products. The company reported having 4,000 employees as of January 2007 and ...more
BowlplexLeisure Bowlplex Ltd is a bowling and leisure corporation that own and operate 17 "total entertainment centres" across England, Wales and Scotland. Bowlplex was formed in 1976 to acquire the ...more
Britannia HotelsHospitality Britannia Hotels is a United Kingdom based hotel company with 47 hotels across the country, making it the largest privately owned hotel chain in the UK. Britannia operates at the budget end of ...more
BuroHappold EngineeringConstruction BuroHappold Engineering is a professional services firm providing engineering consultancy, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of buildings, ...more
CA, Inc.Software, Computer, Information technology CA, Inc., currently known as CA Technologies and previously as Computer Associates International, Inc., is one of the largest independent software corporations in the world. CA for short, is an ...more
CAL Cargo Air Lines CAL Cargo Airlines Ltd. is an all cargo airline with its corporate headquarters in the Airport City development of Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel. The airline operates daily scheduled ...more
Destination XL GroupFamily Clothing Stores, Retail Destination XL Group, Inc. is the largest retailer of men's big and tall apparel, with operations throughout the United States, Canada and in London, England. The Company is headquartered in ...more
CGI GroupInformation technology, IT service management, Information technology consulting CGI Group Inc. is a Canadian multinational information technology consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, and solutions company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. It was founded in 1976 by ...more
CimporCement Manufacturing Cimpor - Cimentos de Portugal is the largest Portuguese cement group, operating in eleven countries - Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Brazil, Tunisia, Turkey, Cape Verde, Mozambique, China, Egypt and ...more
CMS-HelmetsManufacturing CMS Helmets is a Portuguese brand of motorcycle helmet owned by CMS Helmets - Fabrica de Capacetes. This brand is sold globally and is sponsor of motorcycle races in Portugal and abroad.
Croman CorporationAerospace Croman Corporation is a helicopter operating company based in White City, Oregon, United States. These helicopters are used in Heli-Logging, fire suppression, construction and many other ...more
Cyrk Cyrk was once one of the largest promotions companies in the world with over 2000 employees worldwide. The company's stock was listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol CYRK. Founded in 1976 by ...more
Data EastVideo game, Video game industry Data East Corporation also abbreviated as DECO, was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. The company was in operation from 1976 to 2003, when it declared bankruptcy. Their main ...more
Oxylane GroupClothing, Retail Decathlon is a global sporting goods chain store of French origin, with stores located throughout the world. Decathlon started with a shop near Lille, France in 1976. It began to expanded abroad ...more
DeLorme DeLorme is a producer of personal satellite tracking, messaging, and navigation technology. The company’s main product, inReach, is known for its integration of GPS and satellite technologies. ...more
DoppelmayrManufacturing Doppelmayr is an aerial lift manufacturer based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, and a subsidiary of the worldwide Doppelmayr Garaventa Group. The North American ...more
Dredging Corporation of India Dredging Corporation of India Limited, or DCI, is a Miniratna Indian public sector unit engaged in the business of dredging. DCI does dredging mainly for Indian seaports, though occasionally it ...more
DSVTransportation DSV A/S, simply known as DSV, is a Danish transport company offering road, air, sea and logistics transport services throughout the world. Since its foundation in 1976 by 10 independent Danish ...more
Duckhorn VineyardsWineries Duckhorn Vineyards is a boutique winery in St. Helena, California, specializing in premium Merlot wines.
Eagle Test Systems Eagle Test Systems is a supplier of automatic test equipment and operates as a business unit within the Teradyne Semiconductor Test Division. Eagle's test equipment was designed to address ...more
Equity Office Equity Office Properties Trust, formed in 1976 by Samuel Zell and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, was the largest owner of office buildings in the United States until the Blackstone Group ...more
Fantagraphics Books Fantagraphics Books is an American publisher of alternative comics, classic comic strip anthologies, magazines, graphic novels, and the adult-oriented Eros Comix imprint. Many notable ...more
Finish Line, Inc.Shoe Stores Finish Line NASDAQ: FINL is an American retail chain that sells athletic shoes and related apparel and accessories. The company operates 660 stores in 47 states, mostly in enclosed shopping ...more
FlannelsRetail Flannels, also known as The Flannels Group, is a chain of high end designer stores in the United Kingdom specialising in luxury fashion clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women. It was ...more
Gallop, Johnson & NeumanLaw Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C. was a law firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. Since its founding in 1976 with 10 original attorneys, it grew to become one of the largest law firms in the St. ...more
Gamesa Corporación TecnológicaRenewable energy Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica, formerly Grupo Auxiliar Metalúrgico, is a Spanish manufacturing company principally involved in the fabrication of wind turbines and the ...more
Gamuda Berhad Gamuda Berhad is an engineering, property and infrastructure company in Malaysia. The company was incorporated on October 6, 1976 and was listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia on 10 August ...more
GenentechPharmaceutical Preparation, Biotechnology Genentech Inc., is a biotechnology corporation which became a subsidiary of Roche in 2009. Genentech Research and Early Development operates as an independent center within Roche. As of November ...more
Golden AirAirline Braathens Regional is a regional airline with its head office on the property of Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport in Trollhättan, Sweden. It operates scheduled services to ...more