Take a look at these 13 giant companies and their modest beginnings. Some discovered their niche and instantly dominated the industry during their launch, while others needed to adapt to changing markets to succeed.
Apple – Apple I Computer, 1976
BMW – BMW IIIa, 1918. BMW IIIa was an inline six-cylinder SOHC valvetrain, water-cooled aircraft engine, the first-ever product from BMW GmbH.
Canon – Kwanon, 1934
Coca-Cola – Syrup, 1886
Ford – Ford Quadricycle, 1896
Harley-Davidson – racer motorcycle, 1903
Hewlett-Packard – HP200A, 1939, a low-distortion audio oscillator used for testing sound equipment.