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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...  more
  • 2

    ACS Technologies

  • 3
    Advanced Mobile Phone Service, Inc. was a subsidiary of AT&T prior to the Bell System...  more
  • 4
    Adventure International was an American video game publishing company that existed from 1978...  more
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    Aero Engineers Australia

    Aeronautical Engineers Australia is an Australian aeronautical engineering consultancy and...  more
  • 6

    Air Berlin

    Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG is Germany's second largest airline, after Lufthansa, and...  more
  • 7

    Air Inuit

    Air Inuit is an airline based in Dorval, Quebec, Canada. It operates domestic passenger...  more
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    Capiteq Limited, trading as Airnorth, is a regional airline based on the property of Darwin...  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...  more
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    Albras Alumínio Brasileiro S.A. is the second-largest aluminium producer in Brazil having a...  more
  • 11

    APSA Colombia

    APSA - Aeroexpreso Bogotá is an airline based in Bogotá, Colombia. It was established in 1978...  more
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    Tyrolean Airways

    Tyrolean Airways, officially Tyrolean Airways Tiroler Luftfahrt GmbH, was an Austrian airline...  more
  • 13

    B+H Ocean Carriers

    Freight transport
    B+H Ocean Carriers Ltd. is an international shipping company. The company operates seven bulk...  more
  • 14

    Baker's Dozen Donuts

    Baker's Dozen Donut Corporation is a doughnut store operator in the Canadian province of...  more
  • 15

    Banana Republic

    Retail, Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing
    Banana Republic is a clothing and accessories retailer owned by American multinational...  more
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    Steelmaking, Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing
    Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, commonly referred to as Baosteel, is a state-owned iron...  more
  • 17

    Ben & Jerry's

    Retail, Food processing
    Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings Inc, trading as Ben & Jerry's, is an American dairy company,...  more

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    Bexel Co, Ltd. is a South Korean chemical company specializing in battery manufacture. It is...  more
  • 19

    Big Sky Airlines

    Big Sky Airlines was an American regional airline that operated from 1978 to 2008....  more
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    Biotechnology, Biopharmacy
    Biocon Limited is an Indian biopharmaceutical company based in Bangalore, India. The Company...  more
  • 21

    BJ's Restaurants, Inc.

    Eating and Drinking Places, Alcoholic beverage
    BJ's Restaurants, Inc. is an American chain of restaurants, some of which contain...  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,...  more
  • 24
    The Bombay Company is a furniture and home accessories retailer. In Canada, it operates retail...  more
  • 25

    Brock Air Services

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