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Companies Founded in 1987

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1987; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
  • 51
    Central Mountain Air Ltd. is a Canadian regional airline based in Smithers, British Columbia. It operates scheduled and charter services and transborder services. Its main base is Smithers Airport,...  more
  • 52

    Centro Digital Pictures Limited

    Computer-generated imagery, Animation
    Centro Digital Pictures Limited is a visual special effects and animations company based in Hong Kong that provides visual effects for film, interactive media and video games....  more
  • 53


    Pharmaceutical Preparation, Biotechnology
    Cephalon, Inc. was a U.S. biopharmaceutical company co-founded in 1987 by Dr. Frank Baldino, Jr., a pharmacologist and former scientist with the DuPont Company, who served as the company's chairman...  more
  • 54

    CHC Helicopter

    CHC Helicopter is a large helicopter services company, specializing in the following services: Transportation to offshore oil and gas platforms Civilian search and rescue and air medical evacuation...  more
  • 55

    China CITIC Bank

    China CITIC Bank is China’s seventh-largest lender in terms of total assets. It is formerly known as CITIC Industrial Bank, changing to its current name in August 2005. China CITIC Bank, established...  more
  • 56

    China Merchants Bank

    National Commercial Banks, Commercial Banking
    China Merchants Bank is a bank headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Founded in 1987, it is the first share-holding commercial bank wholly owned by corporate legal entities. CMB has over five hundred...  more
  • 57


    Claris was a computer software developer formed as a spin-off from Apple Computer in 1987. It was given the source code and copyrights to several programs that were owned by Apple, notably MacWrite...  more
  • 58

    CNet Technology

    CNet Technology is a Taiwanese company that manufactures network equipment such as network cards, switches, and modems....  more
  • 59

    Com One group

    COM One group was a manufacturer best known for its computer network adapters. The company was co-founded in 1987 by Jacques Saubade and Michel Petit and was headquartered in France. The name comes...  more
  • 60

    TechSoup Global

    TechSoup Global, founded in 1987 as CompuMentor, is a nonprofit international network of non-governmental organizations that provides technology and other resources to the voluntary sector. TechSoup...  more
  • 61

    Congo de Oro

  • 62
    Bright Horizons Family Solutions is a United States-based child-care provider and is the largest provider of employer-sponsored child care. It is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts. Bright...  more
  • 63

    Corymore Productions

    Corymore Productions is a television production company that was founded in 1987 by Peter Shaw, the late husband of Angela Lansbury....  more
  • 64

    CoStar Group

    Business Services, NEC
  • 65

    Cotton Traders

    Clothing, Retail
    Cotton Traders is a British clothing company, specialising in rugby apparel and leisurewear, based in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England. It was founded in 1987 by former England national rugby...  more
  • 66

    The Creative Assembly

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Creative Assembly is a British video game developer established in 1987 by Tim Ansell and based in the West Sussex town of Horsham. An Australian branch was operated from Fortitude Valley,...  more
  • 67

    Cree Inc.

    Electronics industry
    Cree Inc. is a multinational manufacturer of semiconductor light-emitting diode materials and devices, with its headquarters in Durham, North Carolina. Most of its products are based on silicon...  more
  • 68

    Cyan Worlds

    Video game, Video game industry
    Cyan, Inc., also known as Cyan Worlds, is an American video game developer, founded by brothers Rand and Robyn Miller in 1987, and best known as the creators of the Myst series. After Myst and its...  more
  • 69


    Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
    Cytyc Corporation was a company engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of clinical products that focus on women’s health. Its products covered a range of women's health...  more
  • 70

    Retail is an e-commerce retailer in the United Kingdom. It is one of the UK's largest internet retailers of IT and technology products. was founded in Bolton by David Atherton and Bruce...  more
  • 71

    DAF NV

    DAF NV was a commercial vehicle manufacturing company based in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In 1993 DAF NV became insolvent....  more
  • 72


    Software, Computer
  • 73

    Detroit Media Partnership

    Mass media, Newspaper
    Detroit Media Partnership, L.P. manages the business operations - including production, advertising and circulation - for the two leading Detroit newspapers: The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press....  more
  • 74

    Dragon Models Limited

    Dragon Models Limited is a Hong-Kong-based manufacturer of plastic model kits, diecast models and military action figures. Founded in 1987, the company shares distribution agreements with...  more
  • 75


    Furniture, Retail
    Dreams is a bed retailer and bed manufacturer in the UK, specialising in beds, mattresses, bedroom furniture, bedding and bed linen, with 170 stores throughout the country. Its head office is located...  more