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.
99 Cents Only StoresDiscount 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. ...more
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
AcornsoftSoftware, Video game, Video game industry 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 ...more
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 ...more
Aerostich 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
AES CorporationElectric Services, Energy, Other Electric Power Generation 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
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, ...more
Air Manchester Air Manchester was a charter airline based in Manchester, England.
Air SinaiAirline 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.
Air SunshineAirline 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
AlphapharmHealth 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 ...more
Altran 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 ...more
Amec Foster WheelerConstruction, 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
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 ...more
AMR CorporationAir Transportation, Scheduled, Aviation 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
Andersen Co., Ltd.Food Manufacturing
AramexLogistics, 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 ...more
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, ...more
ASET 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
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 ...more
AttachmateSoftware, 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 ...more
Bank of AfricaFinancial 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, ...more
Equistone Partners EuropePrivate equity, Financial Services, Investment management 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 ...more
Bayou Resources, Inc.
BC CardFinancial 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
Behavior Tech Computer Behavior Tech Computer manufactures many computer accessories including keyboards, webcams and mouse devices; they used to manufacture optical drives but decided to leave the market and sold ...more
BW OffshorePetroleum industry BW Offshore is a global owner and operator of Floating Production Storage and Offloading. The company is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. The company has its headquarters in Singapore and Oslo, ...more
BiovailBiotechnology, Pharmaceutical industry Biovail Corporation was a Canadian pharmaceutical company, operating internationally in all aspects of pharmaceutical products. Its major production facility was located in Steinbach, Manitoba. ...more
Brasserie d'AchouffeAlcoholic beverage The Brasserie d'Achouffe is a Belgian brewery based in Achouffe. It was founded in 1982 by two brothers-in-law, Pierre Gobron and Christian Bauweraerts, as a hobby. In September 2006, the ...more
BreytonAutomotive industry Breyton design GmbH is a German car tuning manufacturer specialising in BMW cars. Breyton was founded by Edmund Breyton in 1982. They are based in Stockach.
Buffalo Wild WingsRestaurant, Eating and Drinking Places Buffalo Wild Wings is an American casual dining restaurant and sports bar franchise in the United States, Canada, México and The Philippines which specializes in chicken wings and
Business in the Community Business in the Community is a British business-community outreach charity promoting responsible business, CSR, corporate responsibility, and is one of the Prince's Charities of Charles, Prince ...more
Callaway Golf CompanySports equipment, Sporting and Athletic Goods Callaway Golf Company is an American global sporting goods company that designs, manufactures, markets and sells golf equipment, golf accessories and golf lifestyle-related products in more than ...more
CARE diagnostica CARE diagnostica is an Austrian health-care company which operates worldwide. It is a privately held company. The headquarters are located in Moellersdorf, near Vienna.
Carmike CinemasArts, Entertainment, and Recreation Carmike Cinemas Inc. is a motion picture exhibitor headquartered in Columbus, Georgia in the United States of America. As of September 2014, the company operates or holds an interest in 278 ...more
Carroll & Graf PublishersPublishing Carroll & Graf Publishers, an American publishing company centered in New York City, was an imprint of the Avalon Publishing Group, Publisher Kent Carroll, the editorial director of Grove ...more
CCG Systems CCG Systems, Inc. or CCG is a computer software and fleet services company headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia with eight regional offices spread throughout the United States. Its flagship ...more
China TobaccoTobacco China National Tobacco Corporation is a Chinese state-owned manufacturer of tobacco products. It enjoys a virtual monopoly in China, which accounts for roughly 30% of the world’s total ...more
China State Construction EngineeringReal Estate, Construction The China State Construction Engineering Corporation is a Chinese construction company ranked the 3rd largest in the world and the 20th largest general contractor in terms of overseas sales.
China National Offshore Oil CorporationCrude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Drilling Oil and Gas Wells China National Offshore Oil Corporation, or CNOOC Group, is a major national oil company in China. It is the third-largest national oil company in the People's Republic of China, after CNPC and ...more
Cofidis Cofidis is a French company, one of the Otto Group's financial services providers. Founded in 1982 by 3 Suisses International in cooperation with Cetelem, Cofidis specializes in the consumer ...more
Convex ComputerBituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining Convex Computer Corporation is a leading supplier of high-performance computing technologies. The company markets its products primarily to scientific, engineering and technical users for a wide ...more
Cor-Bon/Glaser Cor-Bon/Glaser LLC is a manufacturer of small arms ammunition. Based in Sturgis, South Dakota, Cor-Bon/Glaser Ammunition originated when Peter Pi Sr. started making handgun hunting ammo back in ...more
RCTV InternationalMedia RCTV International is subsidiary of Radio Caracas Television RCTV, C.A., the company that owns Radio Caracas Television. Coral was formed in Miami, Florida in 1982 as the international ...more
Corporate Flight ManagementBusiness Aviation Corporate Flight Management is an charter airline based in Smyrna, Tennessee, USA. It started operations in 1982 and operates on-demand charter services for passengers and freight in the ...more
Cypress SemiconductorSemiconductor Manufacture Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC® ...more
DEKA DEKA Research & Development Corporation is a company based in New Hampshire, founded in 1982 by Dean Kamen, consisting of nearly 400 engineers, technicians, and support staff. DEKA is an ...more
DHL Air UK DHL Air UK, incorporated as DHL Air Ltd., is a cargo airline based in Orbital Park, Hounslow, London Borough of Hounslow. It is wholly owned by Deutsche Post DHL and provides services on the ...more
Diamond Comic DistributorsComics Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. is the largest comic book distributor serving North America. They transport comic books from both big and small comic book publishers, or suppliers, to ...more