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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