List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1988; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
2GO 2GO is a cargo airline based in Parañaque City, Manila, the Philippines. It operates bulk cargo and express parcel services throughout the Philippines. Its main base is Ninoy Aquino ...more
77th StreetClothing 77th Street is a clothing company based in Singapore founded by Elim Chew in 1988 with a small shop at Far East Plaza, Singapore. Today, 77th Street has a stronghold in local street wear fashion ...more
ABC Learning ABC Learning was an Australian company that was once the world's largest provider of early childhood education services. It was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange with its market ...more
Aberdeen Group Aberdeen Group Inc. is a provider of fact-based business intelligence research founded in 1988, trying to "understand the implications and results of process innovation, methodology ...more
ACTEW CorporationPublic utility ACTEW Corporation Limited is a water, wastewater, electricity, gas and telecommunications public utility that is a government-owned corporation wholly owned by the Government of the Australian ...more
Advanced Technology Development FacilitySemiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Advanced Technology Development Facility is a research and development foundry for the semiconductor industry. It began operations as a research plant for SEMATECH in 1988, but was reorganized ...more
Aeropro Aéropro was an air charter, aircraft maintenance and airport management company with its headquarters on the grounds of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport in Sainte-Foy, ...more
Affiliated Computer ServicesInformation technology, Financial Services, Business process outsourcing Affiliated Computer Services Inc. provides information technology services as well as business process outsourcing solutions to businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. ACS ...more
AgranaFood Manufacturing The Agrana Group is a food company based in Vienna that produces sugar, starch, fruit preparation, juice concentrate and ethanol fuel. Agrana is mainly supplying to international food industry, ...more
Air AllianceAirline Air Alliance was an airline based in Canada, which was operational from its formation in 1988 until 1999, when it was absorbed into Air Nova. The brand name Alliance was then used by Air Canada ...more
Air ChinaAirline Air China Limited is the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People's Republic of China, with its headquarters in Shunyi District, Beijing. Air China's flight operations are based ...more
Air China Cargo Air China Cargo Co., Ltd. is a cargo airline with its headquarters in Shunyi District, Beijing, China. It is an all-cargo subsidiary of Air China and operates scheduled freighter services to 20 ...more
Air LuxorAirline Air Luxor was an airline based in Luxor Plaza in Lisbon, Portugal, operating a limited number of scheduled flights out of Portela Airport, Lisbon. The airline's operations were located in ...more
Air TindiAirline Air Tindi is an airline based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Now owned by Discovery Air, it operates scheduled and on demand charter services. Its main base is Yellowknife ...more
AWD Holding AWD Holding AG is one of the largest German financial services companies. Its main focuses are financial investments, building society savings, and insurance geared towards private households ...more
Republic Services of AcadianaRefuse Systems Allied Waste Industries, Inc. was a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. A vertically integrated company that owned and operated solid waste collection businesses, recycling ...more
Allume Systems Allume Systems was a software developer, originally founded in 1988 by David Schargel and Jonathan Kahn in New York City as Aladdin Systems to develop, publish and distribute software for ...more
AMC Airlines AMC Airlines is a charter airline based in Cairo, Egypt. It operates charter flights from Egypt's tourist destinations to Europe, regular charters to the Middle East as well as domestic flights. ...more
American Champion American Champion Aircraft Corporation, located in Rochester, Wisconsin, is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft. Founded in 1988 on the acquisition of the Champ, Citabria, Scout, and ...more
ARC Document SolutionsDirect Mail Advertising Services, Photocopying and Duplicating Services, Commercial Photography ARC Document Solutions, Inc. headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, is a publicly traded company that provides specialized document solutions to businesses of all types, with an emphasis on the ...more
AnimEigo AnimEigo is an American entertainment company that licenses and distributes anime, samurai films and Japanese cinema.
Ankst Ankst was a Welsh independent record label formed in 1988 at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by Alun Llwyd, Gruffudd Jones and Emyr Glyn Williams. After a handful of low key cassette ...more
Antena 3 Antena 3 is a Spanish terrestrial television channel owned by Atresmedia Televisión which also owns Onda Cero, one of Spain's most listened to radio stations. It started broadcasting via ...more
AOM French Airlines AOM French Airlines was the second largest airline in France from 1990 until 2001. Its head office was located in Building 363 at Orly Airport, Paray-Vieille-Poste.
AppleTree MarketsSupermarket AppleTree Markets was a supermarket chain in Texas formed in 1969 when Safeway opened its first stores in Houston, which were spun off under the AppleTree name in 1988. The division once had 100 ...more
Arabian Cement Co.Cement Manufacturing The Arabian Cement Co. is a Libyan company involved in production of cement, lime, gypsum and paper bags for cement packaging, and other construction related operations. It has a total ...more
Asiana AirlinesAirline Asiana Airlines Inc. is one of South Korea's two major airlines, along with Korean Air. Asiana has its headquarters in Asiana Town building in Seoul. The airline has its domestic hub at Gimpo ...more
AsiaSat Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. is a commercial operator of communication spacecraft. AsiaSat is based in Hong Kong with two major shareholders, CITIC and General Electric.
AT&T LabsResearch and development AT&T Labs, Inc. is the research & development division of AT&T, where scientists and engineers work to understand and advance innovative technologies relevant to networking, ...more
ATTO TechnologyManufacturing ATTO Technology is a manufacturer of storage connectivity products for data-intensive computing. ATTO manufactures host bus adapters, RAID adapters, Fibre Channel switches, Desklink devices, ...more
Auntie Anne'sRestaurant Auntie Anne's, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is an American chain of pretzel bakeries founded by Anne F. Beiler and her husband, Jonas, in 1988. Auntie Anne's serves products such as ...more
AustalShipbuilding Austal is an Australian based global ship building company and defense prime contractor that specialises in the design, construction and support of defense and commercial vessels. Austal's ...more
Australian Association of Graduate Employers The Australian Association of Graduate Employers is a non-profit body representing organisations that recruit and develop Australian graduates. The AAGE was incorporated in 1988 and is ...more
Avex TraxMedia, Arts, Entertainment Avex Trax is a record label owned by Japanese entertainment conglomerate Avex Group. The label was launched in September 1990, and was the first label by the Group.
Back to Basics ToysElectronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Mail-Order Houses
Banif Financial GroupFinancial Services, Commercial Banking Banif Financial Group is a state-owned Portuguese international financial services group associated with the Banco Internacional do Funchal. The company has a presence in Europe, South America, ...more
Swedish Rail Administration The Swedish Rail Administration was a government agency that owned and maintained virtually all railway lines in Sweden except many short sidings for freight only. It was formed in 1988 when ...more
Beal Bank Beal Bank and Beal Bank USA are banks founded by Texas-based entrepreneur D. Andrew Andy Beal. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Beal Bank was founded in 1988. Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, Beal ...more
Twig Com Twig Com Ltd. is a mobile telecommunications company founded in 2011 and headquartered in Salo, Finland. The company develops and manufactures personal safety and GPS tracking products and ...more
Birgenair Birgenair was a Turkish charter airline company established in 1988 with headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey.
Bizarre CreationsVideo game, Video game industry Bizarre Creations was a British video game development studio, best known for their racing titles: Metropolis Street Racer and the followup Project Gotham Racing series. The company has also ...more
BlackRockSecurity Brokers, Dealers, and Flotation Companies BlackRock, Inc. is an American multinational investment management corporation based in New York City. Founded in 1988, initially as a risk management and fixed income institutional asset ...more
Ubisoft Blue ByteVideo game, Video game industry Ubisoft Blue Byte is a video game developer and publisher based in Düsseldorf, Germany, founded in 1988. The company has produced popular titles like Battle Isle and The Settlers. In 2001, ...more
BlueSky SoftwareVideo game, Video game industry BlueSky Software was an American software company situated in California formed in 1988 and had a successful run for 12 years before closing down in March 2001, when parent company Interplay was ...more
Bolliger & MabillardRoller coaster Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers Inc. is a roller coaster design consultancy based in Monthey, Switzerland. The company was founded in 1988 by Walter Bolliger and Claude Mabillard, ...more
Brisbane BroncosProfessional Sports Clubs and Promoters The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland. Founded in 1988, the Broncos play in ...more
Burlington ResourcesPetroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction Burlington Resources, was an American oil and gas company. Their headquarters were in Houston, Texas. The company was acquired by ConocoPhillips in 2006. Based in Houston, Texas, BR had major ...more