FORD · short company description

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Incorporated on June 6th, 1903 and headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan in the suburb of Detroit, Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker founded by Henry Ford. The company manufactures and sells its luxury cars under the brand of Lincoln and it's commercial vehicles and automobiles under the Ford brand. Ford has also produced tractors, heavy trucks and automotive parts in the past. Ford is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and even though the Ford family holds a minority ownership the business is controlled by them. Ford also owns small shares in Mazda, the Japan make and UK makes Aston Martin.

Ford introduced methods known all over the world as Fordism by 1914. Fordism method included large scale manufacturing of vehicles and management of workforce employing highly engineered manufacturing sequences symbolized by the moving of assembly lines.

Ford also acquired its ex UK subsidiaries the Jaguar acquired in 1989 and Land Rover acquired in 2000. These subsidiaries were sold to Tata Motors in 2008 March. Ford was also the owner the of Volvo which it held from 1999 to 2010. Ford in 2011, discontinued its brand of Mercury which marketed luxury entry level cars in the US from 1938 to 2011.

Ford is the Fifth largest automaker brand in the world according to vehicle sales in 2010 and the second largest US based automaker. By 2010, Ford had gained the status of being No. 5 in the top automaker's list of Europe. Ford stood at No. 8 ranking in the 2010 Fortune 500 list of all American based companies based on $118.3 billion of global revenues earned in 2009. Ford produced a massive 5.532 million automobiles in 2008 and employed almost 213,000 employees in its overall 90 facilities and plants spread all over the world.

Ford's manufacturing units operate in several countries worldwide including Canada, United States, China, Mexico, Germany, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Turkey, Australia, South Africa and Argentina. Ford is also under a cooperative agreement with Russia based automaker GAZ.

Ford model range




 
 
C-MAX
Production: 2007 - PRESENT
Modifications: 80
Explorer
Production: 1995 - 2005
Modifications: 2
Fiesta
Production: 1976 - PRESENT
Modifications: 431
Focus
Production: 1998 - PRESENT
Modifications: 440
Focus Wagon
Production: 1999 - PRESENT
Modifications: 207
Fusion
Production: 2002 - 2012
Modifications: 65
Galaxy
Production: 1995 - PRESENT
Modifications: 136
Grand C-MAX
Production: 2010 - PRESENT
Modifications: 41
Kuga
Production: 2008 - PRESENT
Modifications: 16
Mondeo
Production: 1993 - PRESENT
Modifications: 660
Mondeo Wagon
Production: 1993 - PRESENT
Modifications: 337
Ranger Double Cab
Production: 2011 - PRESENT
Modifications: 10
S-MAX
Production: 2006 - PRESENT
Modifications: 39
Ka
Production: 1997 - 2016
Modifications: 48
Tourneo Connect
Production: 2003 - PRESENT
Modifications: 18
B-MAX
Production: 2012 - PRESENT
Modifications: 8
Capri
Production: 1978 - 1984
Modifications: 13
Cougar
Production: 1998 - 2001
Modifications: 3
Escort
Production: 1980 - 2000
Modifications: 307
Escort Cabrio
Production: 1984 - 1995
Modifications: 10
Escort Cabriolet
Production: 1995 - 1998
Modifications: 7
Escort Clipper
Production: 1991 - 1995
Modifications: 24
Escort Stationwagon
Production: 1980 - 1990
Modifications: 36
Escort Wagon
Production: 1995 - 2000
Modifications: 43
Expedition
Production: 1998 - 2001
Modifications: 2
Fiesta Classic
Production: 1995 - 1996
Modifications: 6
Focus C-MAX
Production: 2003 - 2007
Modifications: 56
Focus Coupe-Cabriolet
Production: 2007 - 2011
Modifications: 20
Granada
Production: 1977 - 1985
Modifications: 39
Granada Stationwagon
Production: 1977 - 1985
Modifications: 34
Maverick LWB
Production: 1993 - 1998
Modifications: 8
Maverick SWB
Production: 1993 - 1998
Modifications: 8
Mustang
Production: 1995 - 2003
Modifications: 2
Mustang Convertible
Production: 1995 - PRESENT
Modifications: 2
Orion
Production: 1983 - 1993
Modifications: 53
Probe
Production: 1994 - 1998
Modifications: 2
Puma
Production: 1997 - 2002
Modifications: 5
Scorpio
Production: 1985 - 1998
Modifications: 150
Scorpio Wagon
Production: 1992 - 1998
Modifications: 42
Sierra
Production: 1982 - 1993
Modifications: 172
Sierra Stationwagon
Production: 1983 - 1993
Modifications: 65
Sportka
Production: 2003 - 2008
Modifications: 1
Streetka
Production: 2003 - 2006
Modifications: 3
Taunus
Production: 1979 - 1982
Modifications: 44
Taunus Stationwagon
Production: 1979 - 1982
Modifications: 13
Taurus
Production: 1996 - 2003
Modifications: 5
Taurus Stationwagon
Production: 1996 - 1998
Modifications: 2
Thunderbird
Production: 1994 - 1998
Modifications: 1
Windstar
Production: 1995 - 2005
Modifications: 7
 
 
 
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Richard
03 March 2013
20:05
It seems Ford is the last American car company that is feels well in the global automotive market. Keep it up, continue producing decent and inexpensive cars!
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