Henry Ford started the journey of Ford motors in the year 1903. Since the incorporation of the organization, Ford motors has grown to become among the biggest players in the automotive industry. In the past 100 plus years, Ford has been effective pushing limits in automotive engineering and in introducing automobiles that have gained the loyalty of millions of consumers.
FUN FACT!! The”Model A” had a 2-cylinder motor and could reach a maximum speed of 30 mph
The popularity factor isn’t something that’s new to Ford. The demand was so high that the company had to find innovative with its mass production methods. In 1911, Ford went across the oceans and established a branch in Manchester, England. To meet the increased demand and need for quick production, Ford Motors changed history in the automotive industry by introducing the first moving assembly line in the Highland Park Assembly Plant in the year 1913. The first assembly line has 140 assemblers who worked along a 150-foot line to build the parts. By the 1920s, the business has over 20 overseas assembly plants across the world and was the largest automobile producer in America.
In 2008, when the three large automakers – Ford, General Motors and Chrysler were facing significant financial problems, The United States government have to the rescue by giving financial aid through TARP (Troubled Assets Relief Program). Ford was the only organization which managed to survive the tricky time and didn’t file for bankruptcy. Since then the company has been steadily advancing and leaving its mark on the industry.
Since the turn of this decade, Ford has been investing in manufacturing fuel-efficient models. It has been successful in making cars that have high performance while at the same time being eco-friendly. Today, Ford is one of the top sellers for hybrid and digital cars in the us.
As of 2018, Ford has announced that it will be phasing out its passenger cars and focus on producing electric cars, hybrids, pickups, and SUVs. It is also working towards bringing innovative technology to make consumers’ driving experiences comfortable and luxurious. Ford will be bringing back the popular Ranger and Bronco beginning in 2019, together with a Diesel version of this F-150 truck.
The only car that Jim Morrison, legendary Doors singer, ever owned was a Shelby GT 500.