Ford Motor Company

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Legal Name
Ford Motor Company
around 1903
Current Place
Dearborn, Michigan, United States of America


The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan,a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family, although they have minority ownership. It is described by Forbes as 'the most important industrial companyin the history of the United States.'Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of carsand large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines; by 1914 these methods were known around the world as Fordism.

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