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.
ABX AirAir 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
Air Methods CorporationAir 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
Alimentation Couche-TardRetail 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
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
American WoodmarkFurniture, 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
AmgenBiotechnology, 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
Antenna InternationalMedia Antenna International is a company that produces audio tours and multimedia interpretation for many museums, art galleries and heritage sites around the world.
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
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
ArdenceSoftware, 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
ArianespaceAerospace 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
Atlas VentureVenture 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
Augsburg AirwaysAirline 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.
Austereo Radio NetworkMedia 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
Ballistic Recovery SystemsAerospace 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
Beximco PharmaPharmaceutical 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
Botswana Telecommunications CorporationTelecommunications 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
Brewers FayreRestaurant, 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
Brøderbund SoftwareVideo 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
Bug-ByteVideo 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
Cairn EnergyPetroleum 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
Candover InvestmentsPrivate 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
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
Carolina HerreraClothing 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
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental AccessResearch and development, Assistive technology
Central GroupRestaurant, 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
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
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
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
Cleis PressPublishing 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
CNNRadio 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
Communications and Entertainment LimitedMedia Communications and Entertainment Limited was an Australian home video cassette distributor in the 1980s. They were originally known as Publishing and Broadcasting Video.
CPI AeroAircraft 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
CSX CorporationTransportation 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
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
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
DatasoftVideo 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
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
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
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
Donric GroupPublic transport The Donric Group is an Australian owner of bus and coach companies in Victoria and Queensland.
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
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.
EBX GroupInfrastructure, 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
EchoStarTelecommunications, 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
Ecover Ecover is a Belgium-based company that manufactures ecologically sound cleaning products.