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Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is an American multinational automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The automaker was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. In addition to the Ford and Lincoln brands, Ford also owns a small stake in Mazda in Japan and Aston Martin in the UK. Ford's former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover were sold to Tata Motors of India in March 2008. In 2010 Ford sold Volvo to Geely Automobile. Ford discontinued the Mercury brand at the end of 2010.

Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines. Henry Ford's methods came to be known around the world as Fordism by 1914.

Ford is the second largest automaker in the U.S. and the fifth-largest in the world based on annual vehicle sales in 2010. At the end of 2010, Ford was the fifth largest automaker in Europe. Ford is the eighth-ranked overall American-based company in the 2010 Fortune 500 list, based on global revenues in 2009 of $118.3 billion. In 2008, Ford produced 5.532 million automobiles and employed about 213,000 employees at around 90 plants and facilities worldwide. During the automotive crisis, Ford's worldwide unit volume dropped to 4.817 million in 2009. In 2010, Ford earned a net profit of $6.6 billion and reduced its debt from $33.6 billion to $14.5 billion lowering interest payments by $1 billion following its 2009 net profit of $2.7 billion. Starting in 2007, Ford received more initial quality survey awards from J. D. Power and Associates than any other automaker. Five of Ford's vehicles ranked at the top of their categories and fourteen vehicles ranked in the top three.

Ford Logo

The Ford Motor Company Logo


TrucksEdit

Ford has produced lots of different trucks.

Model Name Type Production Number Built Image
Ford Model AA Heavy Comercial 1927-1931 ? 100px
Ford Model TT Pickup Truck 1917-1927 ? 100px
Ford Ranger Pickup Truck 1983-present ? 100px
Ford Ranger EV Pickup Truck 1998-2002 1,500 100px
Ford F-Series (Medium Duty) Pickup Truck/Medium Duty Truck ? ? 100px
Ford L-Series Trucks Medium Duty Truck/Heavy Duty Truck 1970-1998 ? 100px
Ford CLT Series Trucks Cabover Heavy Duty Truck ? ? 100px
Ford Aeromax Heavy Duty Truck ? ? 100px
Ford Utilimaster Step Van ? ? 100px
Ford Courier Pickup Truck 1971-1982 ? 100px


Ford EuropeEdit

Ford has also marketed some trucks in europe

Model Name Type Production Number Built Image
Ford Ranger Pickup Truck 1998-present ? 100px
Ford Cargo Cabover Medium-Duty Truck 1981-present ? 100px
Ford D-Series Cabover Medium-Duty Truck 1960-? ? 100px


Ford AsiaEdit

Sadly ford has made only one truck for asia

Model Name Type Production Number Built Image
Ford Courier Pickup Truck 1998-2006 ? 100px


BusesEdit

Ford is a former manufacturer at making buses. But they currently make cutaway

Van based buses.

Model Name Type Production Number Built Image
Ford E-Series School Bus/Transit Bus 1973-present ? Blue Bird Girardin
Ford B-Series School Bus 1948-1998 ? Ford B-Series

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