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Companies Founded in 1982

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1982; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
  • 1

    99 Cents Only Stores

    Discount store, Variety Stores
    99 Cents Only Stores is a price-point retailer chain based in Commerce, California. At one time the store offered products at 99¢ or less. It now offers products starting at 99¢ on up. Founded by...  more
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    ABC Supply

    ABC Supply Co., Inc. is a major, private American roofing supply company based in Beloit, Wisconsin. It also sells windows, gutters, and siding for residential and commercial and is the largest...  more
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    Software, Video game
    Acornsoft was the software arm of Acorn Computers, and a major publisher of software for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron. As well as games, it also produced a large number of educational titles,...  more
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    Advanced Gravis Computer Technology

    Advanced Gravis Computer Technology, Ltd. was a manufacturer of computer peripherals and hardware. The company was founded in 1982 in British Columbia, Canada. Their most famous products were the...  more
  • 5


    Aerostich is a company based in Duluth, Minnesota that produces and sells motorcycle safety clothing and other motorcycle related equipment, such as GPS systems, luggage, and hand tools. It was...  more
  • 6

    AES Corporation

    Electric Services, Energy
    The AES Corporation is a Fortune 200 company that generates and distributes electrical power. AES is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and is one of the world's leading power companies,...  more
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    Air Creebec

    Air Creebec Inc. is a regional airline based in Val-d'Or, Quebec, Canada. It operates scheduled and charter services to 16 destinations in Quebec and Ontario. Its main base is Val-d'Or Airport, with...  more
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    Air Manchester

    Air Manchester was a charter airline based in Manchester, England....  more
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    Air Sinai

    Air Sinai is an airline based in Cairo, Egypt. It operates as a 'paper-airline' for parent company EgyptAir under a "wet lease"-like agreement....  more
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    Air Sunshine is an airline based in the USA. It operates scheduled service to and from San Juan, Vieques, Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Dominica, Sint Maarten, Nevis, British Virgin Islands and the US...  more
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    Health Care
    Alphapharm is a generic drug manufacturing company based in Australia. Alphapharm manufactures many different generic pharmaceutical medicines. It is owned by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Alphapharm's logo...  more
  • 12


    Altran Technologies, SA is a global consulting firm founded in 1982 in France. Altran operates primarily in high technology and innovation consultancy, which account for nearly 75% of its turnover....  more
  • 13

    Amec Foster Wheeler

    Construction, Engineering
    Amec Foster Wheeler plc is a British multinational consultancy, engineering and project management company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is focused on the oil and gas, minerals and...  more
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    American Freightways

    American Freightways was a U.S. Less Than Truckload shipping company based in Harrison, Arkansas. Founded in 1982 by the late Sheridan Garrison, American Freightways was originally titled Arkansas...  more
  • 15

    AMR Corporation

    Air Transportation, Scheduled
    AMR Corporation was a commercial aviation business and airline holding company based in Fort Worth, Texas, which was the parent company of American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines,...  more
  • 16

    Andersen Co., Ltd.

    Food Manufacturing
  • 17


    Logistics, Transportation
    Aramex is an international express, mail delivery and logistics services company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company was founded by Jordanian Fadi Ghandour and Bill Kingson in 1982. It...  more
  • 18

    Artech Digital Entertainment

    Artech Digital Entertainment, Ltd. was a video game developer formed in 1982 in Ottawa, Canada. Also known as Artech Studios, the company developed games such as Raze's Hell, Monopoly, Jeopardy!,...  more
  • 19


    ASET is a professional body in the United Kingdom founded in 1982 for placement and employability staff. ASET is an educational charity run by work-based learning practitioners for work-based...  more
  • 20

    Asia Brewery

    Asia Brewery, Inc. is a Philippines-based diversified beverage company owned by LT Group, Inc., a publicly listed holding company of Lucio Tan, Sr.. The company is one of only two breweries currently...  more
  • 21


    Software, Computer
    Attachmate Corporation is a software company which focuses on secure terminal emulation, legacy integration, and managed file transfer software. It is a subsidiary of the British software company...  more
  • 22

    Bank of Africa

    Financial Services
    Bank of Africa, also known as Bank of Africa Group, is a multinational pan-African banking conglomerate, with banking operations in 14 African countries, and a representative office in Paris, France....  more
  • 23

    Equistone Partners Europe

    Private equity, Financial Services
    Equistone Partners Europe Limited was established in 2011 as an independent investment firm following the buyout of Barclays Private Equity by its executives. BPE, founded in 1979, was the private...  more
  • 24

    Bayou Resources, Inc.

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    BC Card

    Financial Services
    BC Card is South Korea's biggest payment processing company and local brand network headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The company provides end-to-end payment services primarily to financial...  more