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Companies Founded in 1988

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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.
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    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 International...  more
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    77th Street

    Clothing
    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 and...  more
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    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
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    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 advancements,...  more
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    ACTEW Corporation

    Public 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
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    Advanced Technology Development Facility

    Semiconductor 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 as a...  more
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    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, Quebec City,...  more
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    Affiliated Computer Services

    Information technology, Financial Services
    Affiliated Computer Services Inc. provides information technology services as well as business process outsourcing solutions to businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. ACS is...  more
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    Agrana

    Food 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, with...  more
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    Air Alliance

    Airline
    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 until...  more
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    Air China

    Airline
    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 out...  more
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    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
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    Air Luxor

    Airline
    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 Building C1...  more
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    Air Tindi

    Airline
    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 Airport and...  more
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    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 with...  more
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    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
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    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 personal...  more
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    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. The...  more
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    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
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    ARC Document Solutions

    Direct Mail Advertising Services, Photocopying and Duplicating Services
    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
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    AnimEigo

    AnimEigo is an American entertainment company that licenses and distributes anime, samurai films and Japanese cinema....  more
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    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 releases,...  more
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    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 analogue...  more