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.
"It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for... constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired... But it will be low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one"