Map showing `` oldest companies existing in each country '' released, the world's oldest existing company founded in 578
It is difficult for companies to survive for many years in response to the rapidly changing social and economic trends. In Japan, the average company life is said to be
about 20 years . Among such, the United Kingdom of small business loans and business bank towards, 'is to disseminate information about the credit option BusinessFinancing.co.uk ' is, summarizes the 'oldest companies existing in each country.' Infographic publish Did.
BusinessFinancing.co.uk looked at various sources on the Internet to find the oldest company in each country, and checked whether individual companies were still alive as of 2020. The list includes not only private companies but also state-owned companies, but companies that did not know the exact information and were not confident were not included in the map, and those countries where the oldest company could not be found were blank. You.
The actually released map is as follows. The oldest companies in each country have been established for 250 years, starting with the oldest one, in dark blue (from 500 to 749), blue (from 750 to 999), turquoise (from 1000 to 1249), and green (from 1250). 1499), vermilion (1500-1749), yellow (1750-1999). Parts of Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa are also shown in enlarged form.
◆ 1: Europe The following map shows the oldest existing companies in Europe by country.
◆ 2: North America continent The oldest existing company on the North American continent is the Mexican Mint , founded in 1534 in Mexico .
The oldest surviving company in the United States is
Shirley Plantation , founded in 1638. After more than 380 years, the descendants of the founder continue to manage the land and operate the farm. A part of the farm is open to the public, and the old buildings are said to retain the Queen Anne style architecture , which is rare in North America.
◆ 3: South America continent South America is the same color map as North America.
The Columbia Mint is a museum founded in 1621 in Bogota , the capital of Colombia. Also, the Brazilian Mint was founded in 1694, and before that it brought its own currency to Brazil where currency brought from abroad was circulating.
Chile's oldest company is the state-owned firearms manufacturer
◆ 4: Asia In Asia, there is only one dark blue color that indicates 'Founded 500 to before 749' throughout the map.
TheKongo Gumi was founded in 578 by a Japanese carpenter, Kongo Shigemitsu, who was invited to Japan from Baekje in the western part of the Korean Peninsula to build Shitennoji . It is the oldest company existing in Japan and the oldest company existing in the world. After the business crisis, in 2006, Takamatsu Construction invested as the new Kongo Gumi, taking over all of its technology and employees and restarting.
In China, Ma Yu Xingyue Chicken , founded in 1153 during the Golden Age, the royal dynasty, is the oldest surviving company. 'Okeko chicken' is a chicken dish that uses a seasoning called 'bushimizu'.
◆ 5: Africa In Africa, all companies have been in business since 1750, and nearly half of the 10 oldest companies are post offices. BusinessFinancing.co.uk explains in this regard, 'Huge continents needed a solid postal service.'
The oldest company in Africa is the
Mauritius Post Office , founded in 1772 in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Initially, I understand that business has been run by only 8 people postal worker, even after you're postal system in African countries, in 1814 Namibia even Namibia Post Office (NamPost) was founded. Also, a food company called Premier FMCG was founded in South Africa in 1820, and it has many brands even at the time of article creation.
◆ 6 ： Oceania The oldest company in Oceania is the
Australian Postal Service , founded in 1809. The postal service is said to have started with the appointment of former prisoner and prisoner Isaac Nichols as postmaster, and at the time of writing the article was almost monopolizing Australia's postal service.
The table below lists the top 10 oldest companies that have survived even at the time of article creation. Excluding those mentioned in the article, the