Ford Motor Company: Henry Ford

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Henry Ford “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right” (“Henry Ford Quotes”). This quote was said by Henry Ford after building one of the most successful automotive companies. Ford was born on a family farm in Dearborn Michigan, a town just 8 miles west of Detroit, on July 30, 1863 (“Henry Ford”). He created and built his own tractor with a steam engine. While working for Detroit Edison Company he built several gasoline powered carriages in his workshop at home. In 1899, he formed the Detroit Automobile Company which would later renamed the Henry Ford Company,(“Henry Ford”). Ford had left the Henry Ford Company in 1902, Which later became Cadillac Motor Company (“Henry Ford”). Henry Ford revolutionized the…show more content…
Ford Motor Company is just one of his many successful creations. After leaving Henry Ford Company in 1902 he went back to Dearborn and founded Ford Motor Company on June 6, 1903 (“Ford Motor Company”). Ford Motor company has expanded dramatically now having plants in 19 different countries, and Ford facilities in well over a 100 countries. Ford also goes under more than just one name they have Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Jaguar, and even Aston Martin are all manufactured by Ford Motor Company (“Ford Motor Company”). Ford is the largest company for trucks since 1977, and second largest for automobiles only to be behind General Motors. One of Henry Ford's most successful early models was the Model N. It was a cheap car that almost all families could afford price at 500 dollars (Ford Motor Company). It had a four cylinder engine and it was durable enough to work the family farm or take the family to church on sunday. Ford actually shut down actually closed to the public during WWII to manufacture supplies for the troops. They even made Jeeps and parts and sent them overseas to fix vehicles there (Ford Motor Company). Also manufactured plane engines and sent them to bases around the world. Ford did not open until 1 year after World War II ended and people could not wait to see what plans Ford had in…show more content…
Henry Ford ran the assembly line on chains and pulley systems. 1914 he converted it to fun on an electric motor, to increase speed and productivity. He first installed and used the assembly line in Highland Park, Michigan (Assembly Line). Due to the productivity increase Ford was able to open more factories and hire more employees. With the assembly line employees could focus on one job and make quality vehicles at a low price. The assembly line was so efficient that it only took one hour and 33 minutes to assemble a vehicle. Much faster than 12 hrs and 8 minutes to do by hand. With the assembly line pushing vehicles faster than ever they have increased productivity rates by 90% (Assembly Line). Eventually they had made separate lines for interior, chassis, and body. In 1914 Ford had manufactured 308,162 vehicles, that is more than all 299 other companies combined (Ford Motor Company).With the cheaper to build vehicles Ford lowered prices which brought more customers. Ford was becoming the main producer for
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