A company is an association or collection of individuals; people who can also be called as company members that share a common purpose and unite in order to focus their various talents and organize their collectively available skills or resources to achieve specific, declared goals.
Official or unofficial, we presume that since the beginning of the concepts of trading with an instinct of possession; there were companies.
Here is a list of the 25 oldest companies all around the World which are all active either in whole or in part, since inception.
Established in 578, Kongō Gumi (Japan) is a construction company.
Started its life in 705, Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan (Japan) is maybe the first official Hotel.
Since 717, Koman (Japan) serves its customers as a Hotel.
One year later, in 718 Hoshi Ryokan (Japan) has opened its gates as a Hotel.
In 771, Genda Shigyo (Japan) company began production of paper bags.
Austria’s famous Stiftskeller St. Peter Restaurant is found in 803.
Established in 862, Staffelter Hof (Germany) started its life with its delicious wines.
Tanaka-Iga (Japan) sells religious goods since 885.
900 sharp. Sean’s Bar. In Ireland. Guess what… A Pub!
Since 953, The Bingley Arms (UK)… Pub
Established in 970, Nakamura Shaji (Japan) is a construction company.
1000, Château de Goulaine of France. Winery.
Found in 1000, Marinelli Bell Foundry is located in Italy.
Since 1000, Ichimonjiya Wasuke of Japan serves as a confectionery.
Sakan Ryokan is a Japanese hotel since 1009.
Shumiya of Japan sells religious goods since 1024.
Established in 1040, Germany-based Weihenstephan is a brewery.
As well as Weltenburger (1050)
Since 1068, Otterton Mill is at United Kingdom.
Found in 1074, Affligem brewery is a true Belgian.
Woodworks of Benediktinerstift Admont (Austria) are in the market since 1074.
Japanese hotel Takahan Ryokan was found in 1075.
German Schloss Johannisberg winery is active since 1100.
Hotel Zum Roten Bären is in Germany since 1120.
Grimbergen Brewery of Belgium… Since 1128.