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Companies Founded in 1978

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1978; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
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    Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corp. is an engineering simulation software vendor. Formerly known as ABAQUS Inc. and previously Hibbitt, Karlsson & Sorensen, Inc., the company was founded in 1978 by Dr....  more
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    ACS Technologies

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    Advanced Mobile Phone Service, Inc. was a subsidiary of AT&T prior to the Bell System Divestiture. Abbreviated AMPS, the company was created in 1978 to build and operate the new Advanced Mobile Phone...  more
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    Adventure International was an American video game publishing company that existed from 1978 until 1985. It was started by Scott and Alexis Adams. Their games were notable for being the first...  more
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    Aero Engineers Australia

    Aeronautical Engineers Australia is an Australian aeronautical engineering consultancy and aircraft technical service provider. It is the largest civil aircraft design organisation in the Asia...  more
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    Air Berlin

    Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG is Germany's second largest airline, after Lufthansa, and Europe's eighth largest airline in terms of passengers carried. Air Berlin operates an extensive network...  more
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    Air Inuit

    Air Inuit is an airline based in Dorval, Quebec, Canada. It operates domestic passenger services and charter and cargo services in Nunavik and Nunavut. Its main base is Kuujjuaq Airport....  more
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    Capiteq Limited, trading as Airnorth, is a regional airline based on the property of Darwin International Airport in Marrara, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. It operates scheduled and charter...  more
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    Al-Rajhi Bank

    The Al Rajhi Bank is a Saudi Arabian bank and the world's largest Islamic bank by capital based on 2006 data. The bank is a major investor in Saudi Arabia's business and is one of the largest joint...  more
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    Albras Alumínio Brasileiro S.A. is the second-largest aluminium producer in Brazil having a total annual production of around 460,000 tonnes. The company is supplied with the electric energy it needs...  more
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    APSA Colombia

    APSA - Aeroexpreso Bogotá is an airline based in Bogotá, Colombia. It was established in 1978 and provides air transport, using aircraft and helicopters, mainly for major oil companies. It has 59...  more
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    Tyrolean Airways

    Tyrolean Airways, officially Tyrolean Airways Tiroler Luftfahrt GmbH, was an Austrian airline based in Innsbruck with its hub at Vienna International Airport and its homebase at Innsbruck Airport. It...  more
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    B+H Ocean Carriers

    Freight transport
    B+H Ocean Carriers Ltd. is an international shipping company. The company operates seven bulk ships, seven product tankers and two chemical tankers. Based in Hamilton, Bermuda the company also has...  more
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    Baker's Dozen Donuts

    Baker's Dozen Donut Corporation is a doughnut store operator in the Canadian province of Ontario....  more
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    Banana Republic

    Retail, Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing
    Banana Republic is a clothing and accessories retailer owned by American multinational corporation Gap Inc. It was founded in 1978 by Mel and Patricia Ziegler with a safari theme; in 1983, Gap...  more
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    Steelmaking, Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing
    Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, commonly referred to as Baosteel, is a state-owned iron and steel company headquartered in the Baosteel Tower in Pudong, Shanghai, China. Baosteel is the...  more
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    Ben & Jerry's

    Retail, Food processing
    Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings Inc, trading as Ben & Jerry's, is an American dairy company, founded in Burlington, Vermont that operates internationally, with interests in food processing, it is a...  more

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    Bexel Co, Ltd. is a South Korean chemical company specializing in battery manufacture. It is headquartered in Yangpyeong-dong Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul and Gongdan-dong, Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea....  more
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    Big Sky Airlines

    Big Sky Airlines was an American regional airline that operated from 1978 to 2008. Headquartered in Billings, Montana, United States. Big Sky was wholly owned by Big Sky Transportation Company, a...  more
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    Biotechnology, Biopharmacy
    Biocon Limited is an Indian biopharmaceutical company based in Bangalore, India. The Company manufactures generic active pharmaceutical ingredients that are sold in the developed markets of the...  more
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    BJ's Restaurants, Inc.

    Eating and Drinking Places, Alcoholic beverage
    BJ's Restaurants, Inc. is an American chain of restaurants, some of which contain microbreweries that also supply beer to the other restaurants in the chain. The locations with breweries use the name...  more
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    Bloodaxe Books

    Bloodaxe Books is a British publishing house specializing in poetry....  more
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    Bob's Red Mill is a brand produced by Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods of Milwaukie, Oregon, United States. The company was established in 1978 by Bob Moore. Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods is a producer of...  more
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    The Bombay Company is a furniture and home accessories retailer. In Canada, it operates retail stores owned by the B&C Group. In the United States, the brand is owned by Hermes-Otto International in...  more
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    Brock Air Services

    Brock Air Services is a Canadian charter and Medivac airline based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada....  more