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.
SIMULIASoftware 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 ...more
Advanced Mobile Phone ServiceTelecommunications 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 ...more
Adventure InternationalVideo game 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
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
Air BerlinAirline 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 ...more
Air InuitAirline 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.
Airnorth 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 ...more
Al-Rajhi BankFinance 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 ...more
AlbrasAluminium 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 ...more
APSA ColombiaAirline 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 ...more
Tyrolean AirwaysAirline 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 ...more
B+H Ocean CarriersFreight 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 ...more
Baker's Dozen Donuts Baker's Dozen Donut Corporation is a doughnut store operator in the Canadian province of Ontario.
Banana RepublicRetail, 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
BaosteelSteelmaking, Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing, Cold-Rolled Steel Sheet 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
Ben & Jerry'sRetail, 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 ...more
Bexel 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, ...more
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, ...more
BioconBiotechnology, 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
BJ's Restaurants, Inc.Eating and Drinking Places, Alcoholic beverage BJ's Restaurants Inc er et amerikansk firma.
Bloodaxe Books Bloodaxe Books is a British publishing house specializing in poetry.
Bob's Red Mill 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 ...more
Bombay CompanyRetail 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 ...more
Brock Air ServicesAirline Brock Air Services is a Canadian charter and Medivac airline based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Carolco PicturesMotion Picture and Video Production, Film Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that, within a decade, went from producing such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and ...more
Catalina VideoMotion Picture and Video Production Catalina Video is a production house of gay pornography, founded in 1978 by William Higgins. The company was primarily a distributor for Nova Studios in 1982. In 1987, Scott Masters was hired as ...more
Charoen Pokphand FoodsFood and Beverage Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited, a company of the Charoen Pokphand Group, is an agro-industrial and food conglomerate in Thailand. The greater part of the company production bases ...more
Cheddar's Casual CaféRestaurant Cheddar's Casual Cafe is an American restaurant chain based in Irving, Texas. Founded in 1979, as of 2013 the chain has more than 130 locations in 23 states.
Clayton, Dubilier & RicePrivate equity Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is one of the oldest private equity investment firms in the world. Founded in 1978, CD&R has managed the investment of approximately $17 billion in 52 ...more
Clearaudio Electronic Clear Audio Electronic GmbH of Germany is a manufacturer of high fidelity audio products. Formed in 1978, their primary focus is on vinyl turntables and related products such as cartridges. One ...more
CMC MagneticsDigital media CMC Magnetics Corporation is a Taiwanese company that manufactures optical discs. Established in 1978, its factories are located in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.
ComputershareFinancial Services Computershare Limited, is an Australian stock transfer company that provides corporate trust, stock transfer and employee share plan services in a number of different countries. The company ...more
Copyright Clearance Center Copyright Clearance Center is a U.S. company based in Danvers, Massachusetts, that provides collective copyright licensing services for corporate and academic users of copyrighted materials. CCC ...more
Credence SystemsInstruments for Measuring and Testing of Electricity and Electrical Signals Credence Systems Corporation was a manufacturer of test equipment for the global semiconductor industry, with a major focus on solving specific challenges facing the fast-growing consumer-driven ...more
Credit Suisse First BostonInvestment banking, Financial Services, Investment Credit Suisse First Boston was the investment banking division of Credit Suisse Group, prior to 2006. It was active in investment banking, capital markets and financial services. In 2006, as ...more
CrossairAirline Crossair Ltd. Co. for Regional European Air Transport was a regional airline headquartered on the grounds of EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg in Saint-Louis, Haut-Rhin, France, near Basel, ...more
D. R. HortonConstruction D. R. Horton is the largest residential house-building company in the United States based on its 18,890 houses sold and posted a profit of $956 million in the 12 months that ended Sept. 30, ...more
Dion's Dion’s is a privately owned chain of pizza restaurants based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As of 2014 Dion’s operates 20 restaurants; 17 in New Mexico, 2 in Texas, and one in Colorado. Currently ...more
dj Orthopedics IncOrthopedic, Prosthetic, and Surgical Appliances and Supplies DJO Incorporated is a global provider of high-quality, orthopedic devices, with a broad range of products used for rehabilitation, pain management and physical therapy.
DonkervoortAutomotive industry Donkervoort Automobielen BV is a manufacturer of authentic hand-built and ultra light weight sports cars based in Lelystad, Netherlands. The car brand was founded in 1978 by Joop Donkervoort. In ...more
Ediciones EkarePublishing Ediciones Ekare is a Venezuelan based children’s book Publisher. Ekaré began in 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela and its initial goal was to publish books which reflected the Venezuelan and ...more
Empire Theatres Empire Theatres Limited was a movie theatre chain in Canada, a subsidiary of Empire Company Ltd., the holding company of the Sobey family conglomerate. In June 2013, Empire announced it would ...more
EpyxVideo game, Video game industry Epyx, Inc. was a video game developer and publisher active in the late 1970s and 1980s. The company was founded as Automated Simulations by Jim Connelley and Jon Freeman, originally using Epyx ...more
Everts AirAirline Everts Air is an American airline based in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. It operates scheduled and charter airline cargo as well as passenger services within Alaska and Canada. Its main base is ...more