“BusinessFinancing.co.uk”, a source of information on lending, business banking, and credit options for small and medium-sized businesses in the United Kingdom, has published an infographic summarizing the “oldest surviving companies in each country”.
An infographic summarizing “The Oldest Companies Existing in Each Country
By combing through various sources of information on the Internet to find the oldest companies in each country, and then checking and announcing whether or not individual companies are still alive as of 2020.
Oldest company in Europe
Starting a Business in 803,The restaurant “Stifzkeler St. Peter” next to St. Peter’s Monastery Church in Austria.
Starting a Business in 862,The oldest winery in the world, the “Stauffelter Hoff”.
Oldest company in Asia
Starting a Business in 578,”Kongo Gumi” was founded by a palace 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 existing company in Japan and at the same time the oldest existing company in the world.
It looks at the oldest companies in each country, and Japan has several “companies that have been in business for more than 1,000 years”.
“Kongo Gumi”：Starting a Business in 578,1,442 years old as of 2020.
“Ikenobou Kadoukai”：Starting a Business in 587,1,433 years old as of 2020.
※Efforts to promote ikebana in the “Ikenobo” tradition of flower arrangement.
“Keiunkan”：Starting a Business in 705,1,315 years old as of 2020.
※Certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest hotel, runs a ryokan in Yamanashi Prefecture.
“Koman”：Starting a Business in 717,1,303 years old as of 2020.
※Runs an inn at Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo Prefecture.
“Zengorou”：Starting a Business in 718,1,302 years old as of 2020.
※We have the oldest history among the member companies of the Enkian Association (headquarters and France), which consists only of companies with more than 200 years of history in business.
It operates the Hokushi Ryokan in Ishikawa Prefecture.
What factors make it a long-lived company?
Perhaps there are factors unique to Japan.
What factors are they? Want to think about it?