Company Names – What Does That Mean? F-K

By | Oct 11, 2007

1. Fiat – An acronym of Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Factory of Cars of Turin)

2. Genentech – From Genetic Engineering Technology.

3. Hasbro – The company was founded by Henry and Helal Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Brothers.

4. IKEA – The name is a composite of the first letters in the Swedish founder Ingvar Kamprad’s name in addition to the first letters of the names of the property and the village in which he grew up: Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd.

5. JB – From the initials of James B Lansing, an electronics designer

6. Kyocera – Kyoto Ceramics.


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