80s 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
ABX Air 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
Alimentation Couche-Tard 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
American Woodmark 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
Amgen 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, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Applebee’s International, Inc. 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
Ardence 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
Augsburg Airways 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 Systems 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
Beximco Pharma 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 Shield of ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers, Accident and Health Insurance

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Botswana Telecommunications Co... 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
Brewers Fayre 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 Software is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Brøderbund Software 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
Bug-Byte 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
Candover Investments 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

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Cape Cod Potato Chips is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Cape Cod Potato Chips Cape Cod Potato Chips is a snack foods company most famously known for their brand of potato chips. The company is headquartered in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Cape Cod Potato Chips is ...more

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Carolina Herrera is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Carolina Herrera Clothing Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan-American fashion designer known for "exceptional personal style", and for dressing First Ladies from Jacqueline Onassis to Michelle Obama. The New York ...more

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Center for Assistive Technolog... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access Research and development, Assistive technology

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Central Group is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Central Group Restaurant, Retail, Hospitality industry The Central Group of Companies or Central Holding is a family-owned conglomerate holding company in Thailand that is involved in merchandising, real estate, retailing, hospitality and ...more

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Centre for Science and Environ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Centre for Science and Environment Centre for Science and Environment is a not-for-profit public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, India. Established in 1980, CSE works as a think tank on ...more

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Christic Institute is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Christic Institute The Christic Institute was a public interest law firm founded in 1980 by Daniel Sheehan, his wife, Sara Nelson and their partner, William J. Davis, a Jesuit priest, after the successful ...more

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Clarecraft is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Clarecraft Clarecraft was a company which produced fantasy figurines. Its most popular series was an officially licensed series of figurines based on the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. The company ...more

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Cleis Press is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Cleis Press Publishing Cleis Press is an independent publisher of books in the areas of sexuality, erotica, feminism, gay and lesbian studies, gender studies, fiction, and human rights. The press was founded in 1980 ...more

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CNN is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
CNN Radio Broadcasting Stations (networks) The Cable News Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. The 24-hour cable news channel was ...more

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Communications and Entertainme... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Communications and Entertainment Limited Media Communications and Entertainment Limited was an Australian home video cassette distributor in the 1980s. They were originally known as Publishing and Broadcasting Video.

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Compass is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Compass Management Consulting Services

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CPI Aero is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
CPI Aero Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment, NEC CPI Aero NYSE MKT: CVU is an aerospace and defense contractor headquartered in Edgewood, New York on Long Island. CPI was founded in 1980 as Composite Products International Inc by two former ...more

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CSX Corporation is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
CSX Corporation Transportation CSX Corporation was formed in 1980 by the merger of Chessie System and Seaboard Coast Line Industries and eventually merged the various railroads owned by those predecessors into a single line ...more

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Cub Crafters is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Cub Crafters Cub Crafters, Inc. is an aircraft manufacturer based in Yakima, Washington. Founded in 1980 to build parts and STC modifications for the Piper PA-18 Super Cub, their CC18-180 Top Cub was ...more

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Dale Earnhardt, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. From 1980 to 2009, Dale Earnhardt, Inc. operated as a NASCAR-related organization in Mooresville, North Carolina, United States. The company was founded by Dale Earnhardt and his wife, Teresa ...more

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Datasoft is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Datasoft Video game Datasoft, Inc. was a video game developer and publisher founded in 1980 by Pat Ketchum. Based out of Chatsworth, California, Datasoft ported games from arcade systems to personal computers and ...more

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Decima Research is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Decima Research Decima Research is a public opinion and market research company in Canada, founded in 1979 by Progressive Conservative Party of Canada strategist Allan Gregg. Gregg left Decima in 1994 and went ...more

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Dischord Records is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Dischord Records Dischord Records is a Washington, D.C.-based independent record label specializing in the independent punk music of the D.C.-area music scene. The label is co-owned by Ian MacKaye and Jeff ...more

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Dixie Chopper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Dixie Chopper Dixie Chopper is a brand of industrial zero-turning lawn mower manufactured in Fillmore, Indiana. It was founded by Hoosier Art Evans in 1980. In February 2014 Dixie Chopper was purchased by ...more

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Donric Group is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Donric Group Public transport The Donric Group is an Australian owner of bus and coach companies in Victoria and Queensland.

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Dynamic Airlines is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Dynamic Airlines Dynamic Airlines or Dynamic Air, not to be confused with Dynamic Airways, is a small Dutch charter airline for business, medical and rapid small cargo flights and was founded in 1980, operating ...more

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Eastbay is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Eastbay Eastbay is an American supplier of athletic footwear, apparel and sports equipment, which sells by direct mail. Since 1997, it has been the direct-to-mail division of Foot Locker, Inc.

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EBX Group is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
EBX Group Infrastructure, Mining, Energy EBX Group comprises six companies listed in BOVESPA’s Novo Mercado, the segment that features the highest standards in corporate governance: OGX, MMX, OSX, and CCX. These companies are ...more

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EchoStar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
EchoStar Telecommunications, Cable and Other Pay Television Services EchoStar Corporation is a global satellite services provider and developer of hybrid video delivery technologies. EchoStar is the owner and operator of the satellite fleet for closely affiliated ...more

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Ecover is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in 1980
Ecover Ecover is a Belgium-based company that manufactures ecologically sound cleaning products.