10 most difficult companies riddlesCompanies quiz
Where does the Bridgestone Corporation, maker of the Bridgestone tires, come from?
the United States
the United Kingdom
The company was founded in 1931 in Kurume, Japan. The name is derived from founder Shojiro Ishibashi's last name, which translates literally to "stone bridge." In 1988, Bridgestone purchased American Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
Which electronic company’s name means “Three Oceans”?
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. a Japanese major electronics company was incorporated in 1949; in 1952 it made Japan's first plastic radio and in 1954 Japan's first pulsator-type washing machine. The company's name means three oceans in Japanese, referring to the founder's ambition to sell their products worldwide, across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.
This is well known Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. But what is Transamerica?
container ship operator
electric utility company
Although the tower no longer serves as the Transamerica Corporation headquarters, it is still strongly associated with the company and is depicted in the company's logo. In 1999, Transamerica was acquired by Dutch insurance company Aegon. When the non-insurance operations of Transamerica were later sold to GE Capital, Aegon retained the building as an investment
Which airline is the world’s oldest one to still be using its original name?
KLM was founded in 1919. Operations stopped during World War II apart from the operations in the Dutch Antilles. The airline is the "Oldest operating airline", but with the 2004 merge with Air France some dispute whether KLM should still hold the crown. QANTAS, founded in 1920, is dubbed "Oldest continuously operating airline".
Kodak, Fujifilm and Agfa used to be top producers of photographic films and equipment. Which of these companies best survived the advent of digital photography?
all of them
Only Fujifilm has survived the digital revolution. AgfaPhoto GmbH, separated from Agfa holding in 2004, filed for bankruptcy after just one year. The Agfa photographic brands are now licensed to other companies. Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy in January 2012.
Where was Haribo confectionery company founded?
Haribo is a German confectionery company, founded in 1920 in Bonn by Johannes "Hans" Riegel, Sr. The company name is the abbreviation of "HAns RIegel BOnn"
Which company built Burj Khalifa in Dubai?
Samsung C&T Corporation (Construction and Trade), established in 1938, is the origin of Samsung Group. Samsung C&T was the primary contractor of 3 worlds tallest skyscrapers: Burj Khalifa, Petronas Twin Towers and Taipei 101.
Who owns the Lamborghini company?
it is owned by Italian government
Automobili Lamborghini was owned by Feruccio Lamborghini only for nine years (1963–1972). After going through bankruptcy and several changes in ownership, Lamborghini was sold to Audi AG in 1998.
Which consumer electronics manufacturer also produced tires?
Nokian Tyres was split from the Nokia Corporation in 1988. Nokia, which became the largest mobile telephone manufacturer in 1998, ended its ownership interest in Nokian Tyres in 2003.