List of company towns
This is a list of company towns.
- See the category Company towns for an unannotated list of articles.
- See the category Socialist planned cities for an unannotated list of articles.
- 1 Europe
- 2 North America
- 3 Asia
- 4 Australia
- 5 Middle East
- 6 References
- Billund, home of LEGO's International Headquarters.
- Bjerringbro, home of Grundfos' International headquarters.
- Nordborg, home of Danfoss' International headquarters.
- Struer, home of Bang & Olufsen' International headquarters.
- Cité ouvrière at Mulhouse
- Noisiel (Seine-et-Marne), home of the chocolate factory owned by the Menier Family
- Sochaux-Montbéliard (Doubs), home of Peugeot
- Villeneuvette (Hérault), mill town owned by Jules Maistre
- Le Creusot (Saône-et-Loire), forge town developed by Eugène and Adolphe Schneider.
- Hayange and Jœuf, blast furnaces towns, fiefdoms of De Wendel family.
- Thumeries (Nord), home of the sugar factory previously owned by the Béghin Family
- Leverkusen, home of the Bayer AG (?)
- Wolfsburg, built to house Volkswagen workers
- Sindelfingen, home of Mercedes-Benz's largest production plant, the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio, and its Customer Center. Sindelfingen is a suburb of Stuttgart, headquarters of Mercedes-Benz.
- Rochfortbridge (County Westmeath), built by public company OPW in the 1840s as part of famine relief on the site of an original village and rebuilt 110 years later by Bord na Móna during the 1950s for its employees, the more modern phase being designed by architect Frank Gibney.
- San Donato Milanese, home of the ENI. Built by Enrico Mattei for company's workers, the town is centered on a neighborhood called "Metanopoli" (Methanopolis).
- Rosignano Solvay. Built by Solvay for company's workers of the factory located in the neighbourhood of the city.
- Colleferro. Built in the 1912 by Bombrini-Parodi-Delfino for company's workers of the factory located in the neighbourhood of the city.
- Batadorp, Best municipality, developed by Bata Shoes
- Heveadorp, Renkum municipality, developed by rubber manufacturing company Hevea
- Philipsdorp, Eindhoven municipality, developed by Philips. Philips employed about 40.000 people in Eindhoven in the mid sixties.
- Radio Kootwijk, Apeldoorn municipality, developed by Dutch P.T.T.
- Barentsburg, mining town run by Arktikugol
- Grumant, ghost mining town run by Arktikugol
- Longyearbyen, former mining company town run by Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani
- Ny-Ålesund, former mining, now research town run by Kings Bay
- Pyramiden, ghost mining town run by Arktikugol
- Sveagruva, mining town run by Store Norske
- Rjukan, former Norsk Hydro company town
- Nowa Huta in Kraków
- Giszowiec and Nikiszowiec in Katowice
- Stalowa Wola and Nowa Dęba in the Central Industrial Region (Poland)
Iron and Steel industry:
Non-ferrous metal industry (the plants there are mostly owned by Norilsk Nickel):
Non-metal mineral extraction and processing:
Oil and gas:
- Ivanovo - the "city of brides"
Russian writers and politicians commonly use the expression "градообразующее предприятие" (gradoobrazuyushcheye predpriyatiye, literally 'the enterprise that has created the town') to refer to the industrial facility - these days often part of a larger company such as LUKOIL or Norilsk Nickel - that is the city's main employer and the main source of funding for the city's budget.
- Partizánske (formerly Baťovany), founded by Jan Antonín Baťa of the Bata Shoes company (partly out of an existing local municipality and its cadastre)
- Svit, founded by Jan Antonín Baťa of the Bata Shoes company
- Allenby, British Columbia, a former copper mining town adjacent to Copper Mountain, another company town and also a copper mine.
- Anyox, British Columbia, a now-abandoned smelter town on Observatory Inlet, near the mouth of the Nass River.
- Arvida, now in Jonquière borough, Saguenay, Quebec, owned by Alcan
- Batawa, Ontario owned by Bata
- Bralorne, British Columbia, and nearby Pioneer Mine, British Columbia; both famous gold mining towns; Bralorne's third townsite is also known as Bradian
- Brexton, British Columbia, a gold mining town (near Bralorne)
- Bridge River aka Bridge River Townsite, now South Shalalth, a British Columbia model village developed as part of the Bridge River Power Project and now mostly depopulated.
- Britannia Beach, British Columbia - a semi-abandoned copper and gold mine and crushing plant near Squamish
- Camp McKinney - gold, near Rock Creek, British Columbia
- Churchill Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador owned wholly by Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation
- Clayburn, British Columbia - brick clay mine and brick kiln
- Copper Mountain, British Columbia - copper, near Princeton, British Columbia, abandoned 1960s
- Espanola, Ontario, until 1958 owned by the paper mill.
- Elsa, Yukon
- Fermont, Quebec, built by the Québec Cartier Mining Company
- Flin Flon, Manitoba (and Saskatchewan), owned by Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting (HBMS)
- Fort Vancouver and other former Hudson's Bay Company trading posts-cum-towns in the Pacific Northwest. Others include Colville, Victoria BC, Fort Langley BC, Hope BC and more.
- Fraser Mills, British Columbia, now part of Coquitlam. The original mills were sawmills but eventually became a large pulp mill owned by Crown Zellerbach (the company President was the mayor, by default and acclamation). Most workers in Fraser Mills did not live in the "village" (as incorporated) but in nearby Maillardville
- Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador Control relinquished to citizens from Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company in 1961
- Gold River, British Columbia - now incorporated
- Government Cannery, British Columbia
- Harmac, British Columbia - pulp mill, near Nanaimo, British Columbia
- Hendrix Lake, British Columbia, a mining town in the Cariboo region
- Keno City, Yukon
- Kimberley, British Columbia, now incorporated
- Kitimat, British Columbia, based around an aluminum smelter built by Alcoa's Canadian subsidiary Alcan. Also nearby is Kemano which accompanies the Kemano powerhouse of the Nechako Diversion
- Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador developed by the Iron Ore Company of Canada
- Logan Lake, British Columbia - copper mine
- Minto City, British Columbia - gold mining town
- Nanisivik, Nunavut, built to support a lead-zinc mine and abandoned after the mine's closure in 2002.
- New Waterford, Nova Scotia, a former coal-mining town on Cape Breton Island.
- Nitinat, British Columbia, near Youbou, British Columbia - former company town of Crown Zellerbach, a forestry company
- Ocean Falls, British Columbia, a now-abandoned pulp mill town on the central BC Coast
- Port Mellon, British Columbia, a pulp mill and town on the east shore of Howe Sound near the Langdale ferry terminal, which is near Sechelt
- Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Woodfibre, British Columbia a pulp mill town on the east shore of Howe Sound near Squamish
- Walkerville, Ontario a distillery on the south shore of the Detroit River, founded by Hiram Walker
- La Romana, primarily owned by the Central Romana Corporation (part of the Fanjul sugar and real estate empire).
Vikroli, Mumbai, earlier Bombay, developed by Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Sakharwadi, Maharashtra, developed by Walchand Industries Kirloskarwadi, Maharashtra developed by L.K.Kirloskar
- Kumarapatnam, Karnataka, developed by Grasim Industries, Aditya Birla Group. A small town developed solely due to two large scale units of Grasim Industries(textiles).
- Nagda, Madhya Pradesh, developed by Grasim Industries, Aditya Birla Group. The town economy is mostly dependent on the 4 large scale units of Grasim Industries(textiles).
- Kansbahal, Orissa, developed by Larsen & Toubro Ltd. with the residential colonies, schools, hospital etc. all being established and maintained by L&T's heavy engineering works.
- Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, developed by Tata Group.
- Kailasapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu developed by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. with the residential colonies, schools, hospital,Stadium,open air theaters etc. all being established and maintained by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.
- Muroran, Hokkaido NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION Muroran
- Tomakomai, Hokkaido - Oji Paper Company Tomakomai
- Asahikawa, Hokkaido - Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.Asahikawa
- Tohoku district
- Kanto district
- Hitachi, Ibaraki and Hitachinaka, Ibaraki - Hitachi
- Kashima, Ibaraki - NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL
- Yaita, Tochigi - Sharp Corporation
- Ota, Gunma - Fuji Heavy Industries Gunma
- Oizumi, Gunma - SanyoTokyo
- Noda, Chiba - Kikkoman
- Urayasu, Chiba - The Oriental Land Company, Tokyo Disney Resort
- Kimitsu, Chiba - NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL Kimitsu
- Kita, Tokyo - Oji Paper Company A foundation place and a research institute exist.
- Fuchu, Tokyo - Toshiba Fuchu
- Minamiashigara, Kanagawa and Kaisei, Kanagawa - Fujifilm
- Hino, Tokyo - Hino Motors
- Chubu district
- Kurobe, Toyama - YKK
- Komatsu, Ishikawa - Komatsu Limited
- Suwa, Nagano - Epson
- Iwata, Shizuoka - Yamaha
- Toyota City, Japan - Toyota
- Kariya, Aichi - Toyota Industries, Denso, Aisin Seiki Co.,TOYOTA Auto Body, Co. Ltd.,and Toyota Boshoku
- Tahara, Aichi ToyotaTahara
- Tokoname, Aichi INAX
- Suzuka, Mie - Honda
- Kinki district
- Ikeda, Osaka - Daihatsu
- Moriguchi, Osaka and Daitō, Osaka - Sanyo
- Kadoma, Osaka - Panasonic
- Aioi, Hyōgo - IHI,Harima
- Ayabe, Kyoto - Gunze Limited
- Chugoku district
- Hiezu, Tottori - Oji Paper Company Yonago
- Tamano, Okayama - Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding
- Fukuyama, Hiroshima - JFE Steel Corporation
- Fuchu, Hiroshima、Bofu, Yamaguchi - Mazda
- Ube, Yamaguchi - Ube Industries
- Iwakuni, Yamaguchi - Mitsui Chemicals
- Sanyo-Onoda, Yamaguchi - Taiheiyo Cement
- Shikoku district
- Naruto, Tokushima - Otsuka Pharmaceutical
- Anan, Tokushima - Nichia
- Shikokuchūō, Ehime DAIO PAPER CORPORATION・EHIME PAPER MFG CO.,LTD.
- Niihama, Ehime - Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
- Kyushu district
- KitaKyushu, Fukuoka(Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyūshū) - NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION and TOTO
- Omuta, Fukuoka - Mitsui
- Kurume, Fukuoka - Bridgestone
- Kanda, Fukuoka - Nissan Motor Company・Nissan ShataiKyushu、ToyotaKyushu
- Tosu, Saga - Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical
- Nagasaki, Nagasaki - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries、Mitsubishi Electric
- Sasebo, Nagasaki - Sasebo Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
- Yatsushiro, Kumamoto - Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.Yashiro
- Minamata, Kumamoto - Chisso
- Nagasu, Kumamoto - Japan Marine United Corporation
- Nakatsu, Oita - Daihatsu Kyushu
- Nobeoka, Miyazaki - Asahi Kasei
- Nichinan, Miyazaki - Oji Paper Company Nichinan
- Proton City, Tanjung Malim, Perak developed by Proton Holding Berhad
- Batapur, a residence area for labour workers in the Bata shoe factory.
- Steel Town, a residential area for employees of Pakistan Steel Mills.
- Cabramurra, New South Wales, built as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
- Jabiru, Northern Territory, built for the Ranger Uranium mine
- Leinster, Western Australia, BHP Billiton mining town, closed community.
- Moomba, South Australia, built for gas processing
- Mount Beauty, Victoria and Bogong Village, established by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria to house construction workers from the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme.
- Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, built for workers at the Alcan Gove Alumina Refinery and mining operation, operated by Rio Tinto Group.
- Roxby Downs, South Australia, built for Olympic Dam mine
- Useless Loop, Western Australia, Shark Bay Resources, Solar Salt Operations.
- Yallourn, Victoria, now demolished, built by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria for workers at the Yallourn Power Station.
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