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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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    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....  more
  • 27

    AppleTree Markets

    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
  • 28

    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 production...  more
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    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
  • 30


    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....  more
  • 31

    AT&T Labs

    Research 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, communications, and...  more
  • 32

    ATTO Technology

    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, protocol...  more
  • 33

    Auntie Anne's

    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 pretzels,...  more
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    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 product...  more
  • 35

    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 headquartered...  more
  • 36

    Avex Trax

    Media, Arts
    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....  more
  • 37

    Back to Basics Toys

    Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Mail-Order Houses
  • 38

    Banif Financial Group

    Financial 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, North...  more
  • 39

    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 Statens...  more
  • 40

    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 Bank...  more
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    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 software...  more
  • 42


    Birgenair was a Turkish charter airline company established in 1988 with headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey....  more
  • 43

    Bizarre Creations

    Video 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
  • 44


    Security Brokers, Dealers
    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 manager,...  more
  • 45

    Ubisoft Blue Byte

    Video 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, the...  more
  • 46

    BlueSky Software

    Video 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 in...  more
  • 47

    Bolliger & Mabillard

    Roller 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, with...  more
  • 48

    Brisbane Broncos

    Professional 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
  • 49
    The SWPP is a British professional photographic organization formed in January 1988 and is a partner organization of The Societies. The association encourages development and discussion relating to...  more
  • 50

    Burlington Resources

    Petroleum 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 offices...  more