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Companies Founded in 1980

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1980; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
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ABAS Software is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
ABAS Software
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ABX Air is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Air Courier Services
ABX Air, Inc., formerly Airborne Express, is a cargo airline headquartered at Wilmington Air Park near the City of Wilmington, Ohio, USA. ABX Air operates scheduled, ad hoc charter and ACMI ...more
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Air Methods Corporation ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Air Methods Corporation Air Transportation, Nonscheduled
Air Methods, Corp. is an American publicly owned emergency medical services helicopter operator with its corporate headquarters on the property of Centennial Airport, physically in Dove Valley ...more
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Alimentation Couche-Tard... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Retail
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. or simply Couche-Tard is one of the largest company-owned convenience store operators in the world with more than 13,000 stores across Canada, the United States, ...more
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Alpro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Alpro
Alpro is a company based in Belgium that markets organic and non-organic, non-genetically modified, soy based food and drink products. It employs about 750 people and has manufacturing plants in ...more
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American Woodmark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Furniture, Manufacturing, Veneer
American Woodmark, Kitchen and Bath cabinet manufacturer, headquartered in Winchester, Virginia. The company operates 14 manufacturing facilities, in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, ...more
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Amgen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Biotechnology, Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing
Amgen is an American multinational biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. Located in the Conejo Valley, Amgen is the world's largest independent biotechnology ...more
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Antenna International is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Antenna International Media
Antenna International is a company that produces audio tours and multimedia interpretation for many museums, art galleries and heritage sites around the world.
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Applebee’s International... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
Applebee’s International, Inc., is an American company which develops, franchises, and operates the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurant chain. As of December 2011, there were 2,019 ...more
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Arab Banking Corporation... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Arab Banking Corporation
Arab Banking Corporation was incorporated as a Bahrain joint stock company on 17 January 1980 through a special decree by the Amir of Bahrain. It obtained an offshore banking unit licence from ...more
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Ardence is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Software, Computer
Ardence, a Citrix Company, is a technology company headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with representatives in Washington, D.C.; Virginia Beach, VA; Chicago, IL; Denton, TX; and Europe, ...more
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Arianespace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Arianespace Aerospace
Arianespace SA is a French-based multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the ...more
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Atlas Venture is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Atlas Venture Venture capital financing
We invest in technology and life sciences businesses in the U.S. and Europe through our offices in Boston, London, Munich, and Paris. We don’t just invest in companies. We partner with them. Our ...more
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Augsburg Airways is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Airline
Augsburg Airways was a regional airline from Germany. A member of Team Lufthansa and its successor Lufthansa Regional, it operated feeder services at Munich Airport on behalf of Lufthansa.
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Austereo Radio Network ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Austereo Radio Network Media
Austereo Radio Network formerly operated commercial radio networks in metropolitan and regional areas of Australia. On 6 April 2011, Southern Cross Media purchased a majority of the company and ...more
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Ballistic Recovery Syste... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Ballistic Recovery Systems Aerospace
Ballistic Recovery Systems is a manufacturer of aircraft ballistic parachutes. The company was formed in 1980 by Boris Popov of Saint Paul, Minnesota after he survived a 400-foot fall in a ...more
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Beatons caterers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Beatons caterers
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Beximco Pharma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Pharmaceutical industry
Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd, also known as Beximco Pharma, is a pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh. It is part of the Beximco Group of Companies. Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading ...more
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Blue Cross and Blue Shie... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers, Accident and Health Insurance
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Botswana Telecommunicati... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Telecommunications
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation is a telecommunications and Internet service provider in Botswana. BTC is headquartered in Gaborone. It provides telecommunications services all over the ...more
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Brewers Fayre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Restaurant, Hospitality
Brewers Fayre is a chain of around 200 licensed family and casual dining pub restaurants in the United Kingdom, owned by Whitbread. They are known for serving traditional British pub food, ...more
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Brøderbund Softwa... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Video game
Brøderbund Software, Inc. was an American maker of video games, educational software and The Print Shop productivity tools. It was best known as the original creator and publisher of the ...more
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Bug-Byte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Video game, Video game industry
Bug-Byte Software Ltd. was a company founded in 1980 by Tony Baden and Tony Milner, two Oxford chemistry graduates. It was one of the first to develop a range of 8-bit computer games during the ...more
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Cairn Energy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Cairn Energy Petroleum industry
Cairn Energy plc is an independent Scottish oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Edinburgh. It has operational interests in Albania, Bangladesh, Greenland, Nepal and ...more
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Candover Investments is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Private equity
Candover Investments plc is a British-based private equity firm, specialising in arranging and leading large buyouts and buyins. Candover Investments is structured as an investment trust. ...more