List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1977; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Air NorthAirline Air North Charter and Training Ltd., operating as Air North, Yukon's Airline is a Canadian airline based in Whitehorse, Yukon. It operates scheduled passenger, charter, cargo and ground handling ...more
Air Seychelles Air Seychelles is the national airline of the Seychelles, with its head office on the property of Seychelles International Airport on the island of Mahé. It operates inter-island services ...more
Air TanzaniaAirline Air Tanzania Company Limited is the flag carrier airline of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport. It was established as Air Tanzania Corporation ...more
Air Tungaru Air Tungaru was the first airline of Kiribati. As the predecessor of current Air Kiribati, it was Kiribati's national flag carrier. Air Tungaru's main base was the international airport at ...more
Aklak AirAirline Aklak Air is an airline based in Inuvik in Northwest Territories in Canada. It operates year-round and seasonal scheduled services, as well as charter flights throughout the western Arctic. Its ...more
Alkan AirAirline Alkan Air Ltd. is an airline based in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. It operates seven-day-a-week charter and air ambulance services that cover northern and western Canada and Alaska.
Alta Group NewspapersNewspaper Alta Group Newspapers Inc. was a newspaper publisher in the northeastern United States, overseeing three daily newspapers and one weekly newspaper before being bought and broken up by Community ...more
AltanaChemical industry ALTANA AG is a German chemical company based in Wesel. Altana develops and produces products in the specialty chemicals business. The ALTANA Group, with headquarters in Wesel, Germany, sells 84% ...more
American Eagle OutfittersFamily Clothing Stores, Clothing American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing and accessories retailer, headquartered in the Southside Works Neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1977 by brothers ...more
American IndustriesConstruction American Industries is a large real estate development company based in Chihuahua, Mexico. They also have offices in Monterrey, Ciudad Juárez, and El Paso. It provides various industrial ...more
Apollo TyresEnergy industry Apollo Tyres Ltd is the world's 17th biggest tyre manufacturer, with annual consolidated revenues of Rs 121.5 billion in 2011. It was founded in 1976. Its first plant was commissioned in ...more
Arbusto EnergyPetroleum industry, Energy industry Arbusto Energy was a petroleum and energy company formed in Midland, Texas, in 1979, for former US President George W. Bush by a group of investors which included Dorothy Bush, Lewis Lehrman, ...more
AutogrillFood and Beverage, Retail, Catering Autogrill is an Italian-based, multinational catering, which is controlled with a 59% stake by the Edizione Holding investment vehicle of the Benetton family. Autogrill runs operations in 40 ...more
Babcock & BrownReal Estate, Private equity, Investment banking Babcock & Brown was a global investment and advisory firm based in Sydney, Australia that went into liquidation in 2009. It was best known in financial markets for structured finance deals. ...more
BanprestoVideo game, Toy Banpresto Co., Ltd. is a Japanese toy company, best known in America for game development, headquartered in the Shinagawa Seaside West Building in Shinagawa, Tokyo. It was founded April 1977 as ...more
BCI Engineers & Scientists, Inc.Engineering BCI Engineers & Scientists, Inc., based in Lakeland, Florida, is an Engineering/Geology consultant company. It currently has branch offices located in the cities of Orlando, Minneola, ...more
Bertelsmann Foundation The Bertelsmann Foundation is the largest private operating non-profit foundation in Germany, created in 1977 by Reinhard Mohn. As of 2013, the Bertelsmann Foundation holds 77.4 percent of ...more
BjørgeEngineering Bjørge is an onshore and offshore oil and gas and Marine software engineering and maintenance company. The company is based in Tananger outside Stavanger, Norway.
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n BiscuitsRestaurant, Food Manufacturing Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits is a Southeastern regional chain of fast food restaurants based in Charlotte, North Carolina, specializing in spicy, "Cajun" fried chicken and ...more
BrabusAutomotive industry Brabus, founded 1977 in Bottrop, Germany, is a high-performance aftermarket tuning company which specializes in Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and Maybach vehicles. Klaus Brackman and Bodo Buschmann ...more
Britco Britco is a company that designs and manufactures custom-built mobile and modular buildings.
Burton SnowboardsSnowboard, Sports equipment, Clothing Burton Snowboards is a manufacturer of snowboards. Founded by Jake Burton Carpenter in 1977, the company specializes in a product line aimed at snowboarders: snowboards, bindings, boots, ...more
Callaway Cars Callaway Cars Inc. is an engine design company that is known for its modification of Chevrolet cars, the Corvette sport cars in particular, especially their twin-turbo kit that became a dealer ...more
Central de Cervejas Sociedade Central de Cervejas is a Portuguese brewery, founded in 1934. Its main output is the Sagres brand of beers. The company has been controlled since April 2008 by Heineken.
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CinvenPrivate equity Cinven is a European private equity firm founded in 1977 with offices in Guernsey, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Luxembourg and Hong Kong. Currently, the company has raised five funds, with ...more
Cleveland International Records Cleveland International Records is an independent record label formed in 1977 by Steve Popovich. One of the first albums the label released was 1977's Bat Out of Hell by Jim Steinman and Meat ...more
Comair Comair was a wholly owned subsidiary airline of Delta Air Lines, headquartered on the grounds of Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport in Boone County, Kentucky, United States, west ...more
Command AirwaysAirline Command Airways was an airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa operating scheduled services from 6 September 1977 to 30 June 1980 and thereafter non-scheduled services only.
Cornell CompaniesFacilities Support Services Cornell Companies was an American corporation that operates correctional facilities, contracting them to state and local governments. The company's headquarters are located in Houston, Texas. On ...more
Crystal Geyser Water Company Crystal Geyser Water Company is a private company based in California that produces sparkling mineral water and other beverage products. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese ...more
DankaElectronics industry Konica Minolta Danka Imaging is a St. Petersburg, Florida based North American independent provider of copiers, printers, fax machines and other office imaging and document management equipment. ...more
DatamaxManufacturing Datamax-O'Neil is a manufacturer of barcode label printers, used mostly in industrial and commercial applications. Datamax was formed in 1977 and the main manufacturing plant is in Orlando, ...more
Dean Guitars Dean Guitars is an American manufacturer of musical instruments. It was founded in 1977 by Dean Zelinsky in Chicago, Illinois and is currently under the ownership of Armadillo Enterprises in ...more
Deltic Preservation Society The Deltic Preservation Society is a railway preservation group based in the United Kingdom. The society is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the remaining Class 55 ...more
Dynamic Parcel Distribution Dynamic Parcel Distribution or DPD is an international parcel delivery company owned by GeoPost. It has more than 800 depots in more than 40 countries and is one of Europe's leading ...more
Drug EmporiumRetail Drug Emporium is the name of a discount drug store corporation, founded in 1977 in Columbus, Ohio, that was sold to several different buyers during 2000 to 2001. Although several store locations ...more
Hellenic Arms Industry The Hellenic Arms Industry has been the main arms manufacturer of Greece. Its creation is linked to a desire of Greek governments for "complete self-sufficiency" of Greece in the areas ...more
Empire Airlines Empire Airlines is a passenger and cargo airline based in Hayden, Idaho, near Coeur d'Alene. It operates over 120 scheduled cargo flights a day in 18 US states and Canada. Recently Empire also ...more
Extra Space StorageLessors of Real Estate, Self Storage Extra Space Storage is a US provider of self-storage units, with over 1,071 facilities across 35 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Headquartered in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, Extra ...more
Fédération de l'informatique du Québec Fédération de l'informatique du Québec Inc. is an information technology professional association in Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1977, FiQ's mission is to advance innovation ...more
Ferrell North America Ferrell North America performs propane trading and distribution for more than 600 Ferrellgas locations. Founded in Houston, Texas in 1977, Ferrell North America also purchases, trades, sells, ...more
Frost BankFinancial Services, National Commercial Banks Frost Bank is a Texas-chartered bank founded in 1868 and based in San Antonio, with 123 branches across the state. Frost is one of the largest Texas-based banks. The company offers a full range ...more
Galp Energia SGPS, SAPetroleum industry The Galp Energia Group is a Portuguese corporation which consists of more than 100 companies engaged in activities such as natural gas supply, regasification, transport, storage, and ...more
GAMCO InvestorsSecurity Brokers, Dealers, and Flotation Companies GAMCO Investors, Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of Delaware, is a provider of investment advisory services to open and closed-end funds, institutional and private wealth management ...more
GestairAirline Gestair is an airline based in Madrid, Spain.
GippsAeroAerospace GippsAero is an Australian aircraft manufacturer based at Latrobe Valley Airport in Morwell, Victoria. The company builds single-engined utility aircraft. These include the multi-role GA8 Airvan ...more
Good Vibrations Good Vibrations is an award winning sex-positive San Francisco-based corporation selling sex toys and other erotic products. It operates eight retail stores; a mail-order business; an e-commerce ...more
Great Lakes AirlinesAirline Great Lakes Airlines, is an American regional airline operating domestic scheduled and charter services. Corporate headquarters are located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with hubs at Denver ...more
Greenpeace Australia Pacific Greenpeace Australia Pacific is the regional office of the global environmental organization Greenpeace. Greenpeace Australia Pacific is one of Australia's largest environmental organisations.