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Abbreviation or Short form for Company and Corporation

What is the abbreviation for COMPANY?

The word "Company" is represented in short in the following ways.
  • Co
  • Co.
  • Coy
Abbreviation for the word 'Companies'

The plural of Company is 'Companies', the abbreviation of which is 'Cos.'.

The most popular use is of "Co." and the least use is of "Coy". 

"Coy" is mostly used in the countries like UK, Australia and some Commonwealth countries.

Example
  • McKinsey & Company - "McKinsey & Co."
  • Crawford Bayley & Co. - "Crawford Bayley & Co."
  • There are no funds available in the Co.
What is the abbreviation for CORPORATION?

The word "Corporation" is represented in short in the following ways.
  • Corp
  • Corp.
  • CPN.
Example
  • Microsoft Corporation - "Microsoft Corp."

What is a LTD in Company name?

When a company registers with limited liability, the word "Limited" forms part of the name of the company and is added at the end of the company's title. Here, limited liability means the shareholder of the company are only liable towards the capital of the company they have opted for. E.g. If the shareholder has subscribed for $300 share value of the company and has paid $200, and in cases the company is unable to pay its debt (cases like liquidation), then the shareholder is liable to pay rest of the $100 only.

This use of "Limited" is abbreviated as "Ltd" . The use of Limited company structure is mostly popular in countries like United Kingdom, India, etc.

Example
  • Barclays Insurance Services Company Ltd.
  • JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Ltd.
What does it mean when a company is incorporated?

It simply means that the Company is registered with the government. Upon registration it becomes a legitimate business, every company is also given unique registration number by the authorized government authority.




What does INC mean after a company name?

'INC' is short for Incorporated.

When a company is incorporated /registered with the government and becomes a separate legal entity, it is required to use "Incorporated" or its short form "Inc." at the end of its name.


Example

  • Twitter Inc.
  • Facebook, Inc.

Difference between | Co. | Inc. | Ltd. | 

So, the question is - "Why the companies are abbreviated differently even though they are all called 'company'? 

Well, the answer is - "While Inc. & Ltd. are almost similar and are used in case of registered companies, 'Inc.' is used in USA & some countries and 'Ltd.' is used in UK & some countries. Whereas 'Co.' is used for businesses who are not registered companies, these businesses are generally association of persons or sole proprietorship concerns where a group of people work together for an organisation.

Please refer the examples of Co., Inc. & Ltd. as given above in this post.

Country-wise special abbreviations for registered companies

Country / Region

(Private) Limited Company

(Public) Limited Company

Short Form

Full Form

English Translation

Short Form

Full Form

English Translation

Africa

(Pty) Ltd.

Privaat Maatskappy

Private Company

Ltd.

Publieke Maatskappy

Public Company

Australia

Pty Ltd

Proprietary Limited

Proprietary Limited Company

Ltd

Limited

Limited Company

Austria

GesmbH or Ges.m.b.H.

Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung

Company with Limited Liability

AG

Aktiengesellschaft

Joint-stock Company

Finland

Oy

Osakeyhtiö

Limited Liability Company

Oyj

Julkinen Osakeyhtiö

Public Limited Company

France

SàRL

Société à Responsabilité Limitée

Limited Liability Company

S.A.

Société Anonyme

Joint-stock Company

Germany

GmbH

Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung

Company with Limited Liability

AG

Aktiengesellschaft

Joint-stock Company

India

Pvt. Ltd.

Private Limited

Private Limited

Ltd.

Limited

Limited

Indonesia

PT

Perseoran Terbatas

Limited Liability Company

PT Tbk

Perseroan Terbatas Terbuka or Perseroan Terbuka

Open Company Limited

Ireland

Ltd.

Limited

Limited

Plc

Public Limited Company

Public Limited Company

Italy

S.R.L.

Società a Responsabilità Limitata

Limited Liability Company

S.P.A.

Società Per Azioni

Joint-stock Company

Malaysia

Sdn. Bhd.

Sendirian Berhad

Private Company

Bhd.

Berhad

Public Company

Romania

SRL

Societate cu Răspundere Limitată

Limited Liability Company

S.A.

Societate pe Acţiuni

Joint-stock Company

Singapore

Pte Ltd

Private Limited

Private Limited

Ltd

Limited

Limited

Spain

S.L.

Sociedad Limitada

Limited Company

S.A.

Sociedad Anónima

Joint-stock Company

Sweden

AB

Privat Aktiebolag

Private Limited Company

AB (publ.)

Publikt Aktiebolag

Public Limited Company

The Netherlands

BV

Besloten Vennootschap

Private Company

NV

Naamloze Vennootschap

Joint-stock Company

United Kingdom

Ltd.

Limited

Limited

Plc

Public Limited Company

Public Limited Company

Wales

Cyf

Cyfyngedig

Limited

CCC

Cwmni Cyfyngedig Cyhoeddus

Public Limited Company

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