Companies The Oldest Companies in the World  

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A list of the oldest companies in the world with pictures where possible. The oldest company in the world dates back all the way to 705 AD. That's a long time to stay in business. When you read this list you'll find an eclectic group including the world's oldest hotel, the world's oldest restaurant, the world's oldest brewery, the world's oldest vineyard, and the world's oldest bank. Obviously these oldest businesses in the world are spread out over Europe and Asia, as the Americas had yet to be discovered and no business has survived from before that time.
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1
Keiunkan
Date Founded: 705

2
H?shi
Date Founded: 717

3
Koman
Date Founded: 717

4
Genda Shigyo
Date Founded: 771

5
St. Peter
Date Founded: 803

6
Tanaka-Iga
Date Founded: 885

7
Royal Mint
Date Founded: 886

8
Nakamura Shaji
Date Founded: 970

9
Goulaine
Date Founded: 1000

10
Marinelli
Date Founded: 1000

11
Sakan
Date Founded: 1009

12
Shumiya
Date Founded: 1024

13
Weihenstephan
Date Founded: 1040

14
Wieliczka
Date Founded: 1044

15
Weltenburger
Date Founded: 1050

16
Affligem
Date Founded: 1074

17
Takahan
Date Founded: 1075

18
Zum Roten Bären
Date Founded: 1120

19
Taferne
Date Founded: 1123

20
Arolsen
Date Founded: 1131

21
Aberdeen Harbour
Date Founded: 1136

22
Ricasoli
Date Founded: 1141

23
Sudohonke
Date Founded: 1141

24
Tsuen Tea
Date Founded: 1160

25
Araya
Date Founded: 1180