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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Air Vanuatu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
ArmorGroup is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in 1981
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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