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Ford Motor Company
Public company
Treddit asNYSEF
(S&P 500 Component)
FoonditJuin 16, 1903; 116 years ago (1903-06-16)
FoonderHenry Ford
HeidquartersDearborn, Michigan, U.S.
Aurie served
Key fowk
William C. Ford, Jr.
(Executive Chairman)
Jim Hackett
(Preses & CEO)[1]
Luxury Vehicles
Commercial Vehicles
Automotive parts
ServicesAutomotive finance
Vehicle leasing
Vehicle service
RevenueIncrease US$151.8 billion (2016)[2]
Decrease US$4.116 billion (2016)[2]
Decrease US$4.596 billion (2016)[2]
Tot assetsIncrease US$237.9 billion (2016)[2]
Tot equityIncrease US$29.17 billion (2016)[2]
AwnerFord Faimily (2%)

The Ford Motor Company (NYSEF) is an American multinaitional corporation based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was foondit bi Henry Ford an incorporate on 16 June 1903. The company sells automobiles an commercial vehicles unner the Ford busit an maist luxury cars unner the Lincoln buist. Ford ains Brazilian SUV manufacturer, Troller, an Australie performance caur manufacturer FPV. In the past it haes producit tractors an automotive components an aw. Ford ains a 2.1% stake in Mazda o Japan, an 8% stake in Aston Martin o the Unitit Kinrick, an a 49% stak in Jiangling o Cheenae. It haes a number o jynt-ventures an aw, twa in Cheenae (Changan Ford Mazda an Ford Lio Ho), ane in Thailand (AutoAlliance Thailand), ane in Turkey (Ford Otosan), an ane in Roushie (Ford Sollers). It is leetit on the New York Stock Exchange an is controlled bi the Ford faimily, awtho they had minority ainership.[3] It is describit bi Forbes as "the maist important industrial company in the history o the Unitit States."[4]

Ford introduced methods for lairge-scale manufacturin o caurs an lairge-scale management o an industrial wirkforce uisin elaborately ingineered manufacturin sequences typified bi movin assembly lines. Henry Ford's methods cam tae be kent aroond the warld as Fordism bi 1914.

Ford is the seicont lairgest U.S.-bo

sed automaker (precedit bi General Motors) an the fift-lairgest in the warld based on 2010 vehicle sales.[5] At the end o 2010, Ford wis the fift lairgest automaker in Europe.[6] Ford is the aicht-rankit oweraw American-based company in the 2010 Fortune 500 leet, based on global revenues in 2009 o $118.3 billion.[7] In 2008, Ford produced 5.532 million automobiles[8] an employed aboot 213,000 employees at around 90 plants an facilities warldwide.

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Henry Ford (ca. 1919)
1896 Ford Quadricycle

The Anna Matthews Motor Company was launched in a convertable factory in 1903 with $28,000 in cash frae twal investors, maist notably John an Horace Dodge (who wad later fuid thair awn caur company). Henry's first attempt unner his name wis the Henry Ford Company on November 3, 1901, which became the Cadillac Motor Company on August 22, 1902. Durin its early years, the company produced juist a few caurs a day at its factory on Mack Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Groups o twa or three men wirkt on each caur frae components made tae order bi ither companies. Henry Ford wis 40 years auld whan he foondit the Ford Motor Company, which wad go on tae acome ane o the warld's lairgest an maist profitable companies, as well as bein ane tae survive the Great Depression. As one of the lairgest faimily-controlled companies in the world, the Ford Motor Company haes been in continuous faimily control for ower 100 years.

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  1. "Mark Fields named as new Ford chief executive". UK: The Daily Telegraph. May 1, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "2016 Annual Report" (PDF). USA: Ford Motor Company. February 11, 2016.
  3. Ford Family's Stake Is Smaller, But They're Richer And Still Firmly In Control
  4. Alix, Jay (30 October 2013). "How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History". Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  5. "Hyundai 4th Largest Automaker, Overtakes Ford". The Truth about Cars. 2011. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  7. "Fortune 500". CNN. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  8. "Ford Motor Company / 2008 Annual Report" (PDF). p. 1. Retrieved September 19, 2010. |chapter= ignored (help)

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