Companies Companies Founded in 1981

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1981; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.

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A.J. Morgan Eyewear is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
A.J. Morgan Eyewear Ophthalmic Goods A.J. Morgan Eyewear produces sunglasses, readers and other eyewear.

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Abiomed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus, Biotechnology Abiomed is a manufacturer of medical implant devices, including the AbioCor artificial heart and Impella. It is headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts and has an additional office in Aachen, ...more

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Adaptec is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Adaptec Computer, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Adaptec, Inc., a company based in Milpitas, California, produced computer storage products until it sold its storage-business operations to PMC-Sierra in 2010.

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Advanced Energy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Electronic Components, NEC Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. is an American company that develops power and control technologies for the manufacture of semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products, solar ...more

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Air New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Air New Orleans Airline Air New Orleans was an airline based in Birmingham, Alabama that was conceived as a regional airline to provide service to cities throughout the Southeastern United States from Texas to Florida. ...more

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Air Vanuatu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Airline Air Vanuatu is an airline with its head office in the Air Vanuatu House, Port Vila, Vanuatu. It is Vanuatu's national flag carrier, operating to Australia, New Zealand and points in the South ...more

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Alaska Airlines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Air Transportation, Scheduled Alaska Airlines is the seventh largest US air carrier. It is based in Seattle, Washington. The airline's origins date back to McGee Airways, formed in 1932, offering flights from Anchorage, AK ...more

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Alerton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Alerton Building automation, HVAC Alerton is a United States company based in Redmond, Washington. Founded in 1981, Alerton is a manufacturer of building automation systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning HVAC ...more

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Alvis plc is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Alvis plc Alvis Ltd. was created when United Scientific Holdings plc acquired the Alvis division of the nationalised vehicle manufacturer British Leyland in 1981. United Scientific maintained its own name ...more

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Amarillo Design Bureau is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Amarillo Design Bureau is a company which specializes in tactical and strategic board wargames. The company is a successor to Task Force Games, and is owned and operated by Steve and Leanna ...more

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Amblin Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Television Broadcasting, Film industry, Film Amblin Entertainment is an American film and television production company founded by director and producer Steven Spielberg and film producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall in 1981.

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APC by Schneider Electric is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
APC by Schneider Electric APC by Schneider Electric, formerly known as American Power Conversion Corporation, is a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies, electronics peripherals and data center products. In ...more

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Analysis Group is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Analysis Group Analysis Group, Inc., founded in 1981, is one of the largest economic consulting firms based in North America. The firm provides economic, financial, and strategic analysis and expert testimony ...more

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ArmorGroup is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
ArmorGroup ArmorGroup International is a British company providing private security. It was founded in 1981 and was listed on the London Stock Exchange until 6 June 2008. ArmorGroup provides protective ...more

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Arriva Fox County is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Arriva Fox County Arriva Fox County is a bus company operating services in Leicestershire. It is a subsidiary of Arriva.

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Aspen Technology is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Aspen Technology Aspen Technology, Inc. -- known as AspenTech -- is a provider of software and services for the process industries. Headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, AspenTech has 30 offices around ...more

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Aston Manor Brewery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Aston Manor Brewery Aston Manor Brewery is a former brewery and current bottling company in Aston, Birmingham, England. Having been started as a beer brewery, the company now produces exclusively cider and perry, ...more

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Aten Technology, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Aten Technology, Inc. ATEN Technology manufactures KVM switches and remote connectivity solutions to manage servers and other computer networking devices. Starting in 1981, ATEN has been selling KVM products to ...more

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Atlantic Entertainment Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Atlantic Entertainment Group Film Atlantic Entertainment Group, also known as Atlantic Releasing Corporation was an independent film production and distribution company founded by Tom Coleman and Michael Rosenblatt in 1974. ...more

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ATR is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
ATR Aerospace ATR is a French-Italian aircraft manufacturer headquartered on the grounds of Toulouse Blagnac International Airport in Blagnac, France. It was formed in 1981 by Aérospatiale of France ...more

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ams AG is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
ams AG Semiconductor industry, Semiconductor ams AG, formerly known as austriamicrosystems AG and still known as AMS, is a multinational semiconductor manufacturer. The headquarters are located in Unterpremstätten. The main fields of ...more

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Bandhua Mukti Morcha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Bandhua Mukti Morcha Bandhua Mukti Morcha or Bonded Labour Liberation Front is a non-governmental organisation in India working to end bonded labour. Based in New Delhi, it was founded in 1981 by Swami Agnivesh who ...more

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Bedford-St. Martin's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Bedford-St. Martin's Bedford/St. Martin's is an American publishing company specializing in humanities college textbooks. Bedford/St. Martin's is part of the Bedford, Freeman, and Worth Publishing group owned by the ...more

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Bitstream Inc. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Bitstream Inc. Software development Bitstream Inc. is a now-defunct type foundry that produced digital typefaces. Founded in 1981 by Matthew Carter and Mike Parker among others, it claims to be the oldest such company. It was ...more

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Blackbaud is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Software, Prepackaged Software Blackbaud Inc. is a supplier of software and services specifically designed for nonprofit organizations. Its products focus on fundraising, website management, CRM, analytics, financial ...more

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Bloomberg L.P. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Mass media, Media, Financial Services Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial software, data and media company headquartered in New York City. Bloomberg L.P. was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981 with the help of Thomas ...more

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Bridgehead Coffee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Founded in 1981 in Toronto by two United Church ministers and two lay people, Bridgehead is a small fair trade coffeehouse chain which now has fifteen outlets in Ottawa, Canada. In addition to ...more

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Business Resource Center SLC is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Business Resource Center SLC

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Cambrex Corporation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Pharmaceutical Preparation, Biotechnology Cambrex Corporation is a global, innovative life sciences company that provides products and services to accelerate the development and commercialization of small molecule active pharmaceutical ...more

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Canada Post is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Canada Post Postal Service Canada Post Corporation, known more simply as Canada Post, is the crown corporation which functions as the country's primary postal operator. Originally known as Royal Mail Canada, rebranding ...more

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Candie's is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Candie's Clothing Candie's is a clothing brand started in 1981. Originally a Charles Cole "El Greco" line of shoes, the brand was purchased by Iconix Brand Group in 1993. Since 2005, Kohl's Department ...more

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Capital gardens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Capital gardens Retail

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Carlisle Collection is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Clothing The Carlisle Collection is a U.S. fashion design company founded in 1981 by William Rondina, to offer elegant classic clothing and accessories for women by private appointment. Based in New York ...more

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Carsey-Werner Productions is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Film, Television Carsey-Werner Company is a production company.

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China Flying Dragon Aviation is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Airline China Flying Dragon Aviation is an airline based in Harbin, Heilongjiang, People's Republic of China. It operates short-haul passenger and cargo charter flights, as well as maritime ...more

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Chiron Corporation is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Biotechnology Chiron Corporation was an American multinational biotechnology firm based in Emeryville, California that was acquired by Novartis International AG on April 20, 2006. It had offices and ...more

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Cirrus Logic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Semiconductor industry Cirrus Logic Inc. is a fabless semiconductor supplier specializing in analog, mixed-signal, and audio DSP integrated circuits. They are presently headquartered in Austin, Texas. Their audio ...more

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Coconut Records is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Coconut Records Coconut Records is a German record label formed in 1981 by producers Tony Hendrik and Karin Hartmann. Acts that have been signed to Coconut have included Bad Boys Blue, C. C. Catch, Haddaway, ...more

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Cognex Corporation is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Cognex Corporation Computer data storage, Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying Cognex Corporation is a manufacturer of machine vision systems, software and sensors used in automated manufacturing to inspect and identify parts, detect defects, verify product assembly, and ...more

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The Collegiate Licensing Compa... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
The Collegiate Licensing Company The Collegiate Licensing Company is an American collegiate trademark licensing and marketing company. Founded in 1981 by Bill Battle in Selma, Alabama, CLC is the largest and oldest collegiate ...more

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Computacenter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Computer, Information technology, IT service management Computacenter plc is the parent company of a group of European companies that provide computer services to public- and private-sector customers. It is a UK company based in Hatfield, ...more

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Comverse Technology is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Software Comverse Technology, Inc., originally founded in Israel, was a technology company located in Woodbury, New York in the United States, that developed and marketed telecommunications software. The ...more

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Corporate Air is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Airline Corporate Air is an airline based in Billings, Montana, United States. It was established in 1981 and operates primarily domestic scheduled cargo services, Feeder service on behalf of FedEx ...more

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Corsair International is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Corsair International Airline Corsair S.A. trading as Corsair International, is an airline based in Rungis, France. It is the second largest French airline after Air France and operates international scheduled and charter ...more

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Countdown is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Countdown Retail Countdown é uma rede de supermercados neozelandesa.

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Critical Air Medicine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Critical Air Medicine Critical Air Medicine is a charter air ambulance service operating from San Diego, California. Critical Air, Inc, the Texas-based rotor-wing operations division of Critical Air Medicine was sold ...more

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Crouch Vale Brewery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Crouch Vale Brewery Alcoholic beverage The Crouch Vale Brewery is an independent brewery based in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England. Its name is derived from its proximity to the River Crouch, and having been established in 1981, ...more

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Cyntech is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Cyntech Petroleum industry Cyntech is a Calgary-based company servicing energy and petro-chemical industry. Cyntech provides tank services, foundation anchor solutions, and pipeline stabilization products. Cyntech has ...more

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Dairy Crest is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Dairy Crest Dairy Crest Group plc is a leading British dairy products company. Its brands include Cathedral City Cheddar cheese, Country Life butter and milk, Utterly Butterly, Vitalite, Clover and Frijj. ...more

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Dassault Systèmes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
Dassault Systèmes Software, Computer-aided engineering Dassault Systèmes S.A. is a French software company that specializes in the production of 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and product lifecycle management solutions. The company ...more