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Ford Motor Company

Company nameFord Motor Company
Company typePublic company
SloganDrive one.
Have you driven a Ford lately?
Built Ford Tough
Powered by You
Feel the difference
Make Everyday Exciting
World One Ford
FoundedJune 16, 1903
Founder(s)Henry Ford
HeadquartersDearborn, Michigan
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleWilliam C. Ford, Jr.
(Executive Chairman)
Alan R. Mulally
(President & CEO)
Automotive parts
ServicesAutomotive finance
Vehicle leasing
Vehicle service
Revenue(+) {{US$|128.954 billion|link=yes}} (2010)
Operating income(+) {{US$|7.149 billion|link=yes}} (2010)
Net income(+) {{US$|6.561 billion|link=yes}} (2010)
Total assets(-) {{US$|165.693 billion|link=yes}} (2010)
Total equity(+) {{US$|-642 million|link=yes}} (2010)
Employees164,000 (2010)
SubsidiaryAutomotive Components Holdings
Ford Credit
Ford of Europe
Ford do Brasil

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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 after the 2011 model year.

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.

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Witness heard victim's lament after shooting - Charlotte Observer Tweet this news
Charlotte Observer--People watch from a distance Saturday near the shooting scene at the corner of Mullens -Ford- Road and Manor Mill Road in south Charlotte. "The world is not nearly as good a place now that Bob's gone," a former . - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 04:14:18 GMT+00:00
Rowan Ford murder trial delayed again - Joplin Globe Tweet this news
Joplin Globe--The trial of Christopher L. Collings for the rape and murder of 9-year-old Rowan -Ford- in 2007 will not begin Monday in Rolla as scheduled. Circuit Judge Mary Sheffield declared a mistrial Saturday when problems arose with the adequacy of a - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 03:37:41 GMT+00:00
Man, 81, beaten by relative; goat, horses removed from 'squalid' property - Chicago Sun-Times Tweet this news
Chicago Sun-Times--Denise Thomas, 49, of the 20900 block of South Cottage Grove in -Ford- Heights has been charge with one count of domestic battery to a person over 60, repeatedly beating an elderly ... - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 03:56:40 GMT+00:00
2011 Nashville: NASCAR Nationwide Race Results - Edwards, Ford Win! - PaddockTalk Tweet this news
PaddockTalk--60 -Ford- Drive one. -Ford- won the 11th Annual Nashville 300 , his 31st victory in 219 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. With the result, Edwards has now tied NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Jack Ingram for fourth on the all-time series wins list. - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 22:59:31 GMT+00:00
Ford's failure to play leaves door wide open - Herald & Review (blog) Tweet this news
Herald & Review (blog)--The worst part of the game - in fact, the worst part of the spring - was the failure to see Jason -Ford- and therefore the failure to leave spring ball with any confidence that he can be counted on as the lead ball carrier in t - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:19:41 GMT+00:00
Woman dies after crash near Santaquin - Salt Lake Tribune Tweet this news
Salt Lake Tribune--Briana Blackwelder was a passenger in a green -Ford- Explorer headed south on Interstate 15, driven by her brother, Ian Blackwelder, 19, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Plank. Shortly before 2 pm, the SUV veered into the median and r - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:57:04 GMT+00:00
Ill. woman charged in elderly relative's beating - Chicago Tribune Tweet this news
Chicago Tribune--The Cook County Sheriff's Office said Saturday that 49-year-old Denise Thomas of -Ford- Heights was charged with beating a male victim. The victim told police Thomas began beating him after she said he talked too much. Police say Tho - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:34:37 GMT+00:00
Prattville officer injured in hit and run - Montgomery Advertiser Tweet this news
Montgomery Advertiser--The accident occurred at the intersection of Cobbs -Ford- Road and McQueen Smith Road about 8 pm, Wadsworth said. He would not release the name of the officer. About 9 pm, Wadsworth received an update of the officer's condition - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:01:51 GMT+00:00
Vehicle verses train accident near Firth - Idaho State Journal Tweet this news
Idaho State Journal--Stephanie Gardner, 35 of Shelley, was traveling north bound on US highway 91 when her 1998 -Ford- Explorer ran out of gas. Gardner's vehicle came to rest on the rail road tracks. Gardner was able to get out of the vehicle before - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:31:11 GMT+00:00
Offense gets best of defense in Illini spring game - Chicago Tribune Tweet this news
Chicago Tribune--With senior running backs Jason -Ford- and Troy Pollard sidelined with injuries, redshirt freshman Ean Days and sophomore Bud Golden got the bulk of carries in the backfield. Days, a converted defensive back, scored the lone touchdown in - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 20:12:04 GMT+00:00

"The Way Forward" :
Brands Years Used Markets
US Ford 1903 present Global
US Lincoln 1922 present North America, Middle East
US Mercury 1939 2011 North America

North America :
Calendar Year American sales
1999 4,163,369
2000 4,202,820
2001 3,971,364
2002 3,623,709
2003 3,483,719
2004 3,331,676
2005 3,153,875
2006 2,901,090
2007 2,507,366
2008 1,988,376
2009 1,620,888
2010 1,935,462

Ford Motor Company

PeopleHenry Ford (Founder) * William Clay Ford, Jr. (Chairman) * Alan R. Mulally (President & Chief executive officer) * Ford Family |
Current BrandsFord * Lincoln * Mercury * Troller * Ford Motor Credit Company * Motorcraft |
Defunct BrandsContinental * Edsel * Merkur * Meteor |
Former BrandsDaimler * Land Rover * Jaguar * Aston Martin * Th!nk * Volvo * New Holland |
Automotive AssetsVehicles * Platforms * Engines * Transmissions * Factories * Proving grounds *
Subsidiaries & Joint VenturesFord of Argentina * Ford of Australia * Ford of Brazil * Ford of Britain * Ford of Canada * Ford of Europe *
Ford of France * Ford of Germany * Ford India * Ford Motor Company Philippines * Ford of Russia *
Ford Performance Vehicles (Australia) * Arabian Motors Group *
AutoAlliance International * AutoAlliance Thailand * Automobile Craiova * Chang'an Ford * Jiangling Motors * Mazda *
Ford-Otosan * Volvo Cars * Getrag Ford Transmissions * Premier Automotive Group |

North American bus builders

ActiveAdvanced Bus Industries * Blue Bird Corporation * Champion Bus Incorporated * Coach and Equipment * Collins Bus Corporation * DesignLine Corporation * DINA S.A. * Dupont Industries * Eagle Bus * ElDorado National * Federal Coach * Ford Motor Company * Glaval Bus * Gillig * Girardin Minibus * Goshen Coach * IC Bus * Motor Coach Industries * North American Bus Industries * New Flyer Industries * Nova Bus * Optima Bus Corporation * Orion International * Prevost Car * Setra * Stallion Bus Industries * Starcraft Bus * Thomas Built Buses * Trans Tech * Trident Bus Industries
DefunctAerocoach * AM General * AmTran * Beck * Canadian Car and Foundry * Carpenter Body Company * Crown Coach Corporation * Fageol * Fifth Avenue Bus Company * Flxible * General Motors Corporation (buses)/General Motors Diesel Division * Kenworth * Les Enterprises Michel Corbeil * Mack Trucks * Millennium Transit Services * Neoplan USA * Superior Coach Company * Transportation Manufacturing Corporation * Twin Coach * U.S. Bus Corporation * Ward * Wayne Corporation * Yellow Coach

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Subcompact Pinto
Compact Falcon Falcon Falcon
Maverick Fairmont
Mid-size Fairlane Fairlane Fairlane Fairlane Granada
Torino Torino Torino LTD II
Full-size Deluxe Ford Deluxe Mainline
Super Deluxe Custom Customline Custom 300 Custom Custom Custom Custom
Crestline Fairlane Fairlane Fairlane
Galaxie Galaxie Galaxie Galaxie Galaxie
Luxury Thunderbird Thunderbird Thunderbird Thunderbird Thunderbird Thunderbird Thunderbird
Sports Thunderbird Mustang Mustang II Mustang

Type 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
Subcompact Fiesta Festiva Aspire Fiesta
Compact Escort Escort Escort
Fairmont Tempo Tempo Contour
Focus Focus
Mid-size Granada LTD Fusion
Taurus Taurus Taurus Taurus
Full-size Five Hundred Taurus Taurus
LTD LTD Crown Victoria Crown Victoria Crown Victoria
Country Squire
Personal Luxury Thunderbird Thunderbird Thunderbird Thunderbird
Sport compact EXP EXP Probe Probe Escort ZX2 ZX2
Sports Mustang Mustang Mustang

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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
Mid-size crossover Edge
Full-size crossover Flex
Freestyle Taurus X
Compact SUV Bronco II Bronco II Escape Escape
Mid-size SUV Explorer Explorer Explorer Explorer
Full-size SUV Bronco Bronco Bronco Expedition Expedition Expedition
Excursion Expedition EL/Max
Compact pickup Courier Ranger Ranger Ranger Ranger
Mid-size pickup Explorer Sport Trac Explorer Sport Trac
Full-size pickup F-Series F-Series F-Series F-Series F-Series F-Series
Super Duty Super Duty
Minivan Aerostar Aerostar Transit Connect
Windstar Windstar Freestar
Van Econoline Econoline/E-Series

Type 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
City car Ka I Ka II
Supermini Fiesta I Fiesta II Fiesta III Fiesta IV Fiesta V Fiesta VI
Small family car Escort Mk3 / Orion I Escort Mk4 / Orion II Escort Mk5 / Orion III Escort Mk5b Escort Mk6 Focus I Focus II
Large family car Cortina V / Taunus III Sierra Mondeo I Mondeo II Mondeo III Mondeo IV
Executive car Granada II Scorpio I / Granada III Scorpio II
Coupé Capri Puma
Probe Cougar
Crossover SUV Kuga
Mini MPV Fusion
Galaxy I Galaxy II Galaxy III

Type 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
City Ka
Subcompact Festiva Festiva Fiesta Fiesta
Compact Escort Laser Laser Laser Laser Laser Focus Focus
Mid-size Cortina Telstar Telstar Taurus
Corsair Mondeo Mondeo
Full-size Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / G Series
Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD
Sports Capri Probe Cougar
Utility Courier Courier Ranger
Falcon Ute Falcon Ute Falcon Ute
Van Falcon Van
Econovan Econovan Econovan
Transit Transit Transit
Compact SUV Escape
Mid-size SUV Raider Territory
Bronco Maverick Explorer Explorer

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Marque 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Marque 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Limited Rolls-Royce Limited & Bentley Rolls-Royce Motors Rolls-Royce Motors (Vickers) BMW & VW Group BMW
Bentley Bentley Volkswagen Group
Armstrong Siddeley Siddeley-Deasy Armstrong Whitworth Armstrong Siddeley Bristol Siddeley Rolls-Royce Limited Rolls-Royce plc
Aston Martin Aston Martin Aston Martin Lagonda Ford PAG Aston Martin Lagonda
Lagonda Lagonda
Jensen Jensen Motors Britcar Holdings Jensen Cars
Reliant Reliant Reliant
Bond Bond
AC AC Cars (several ownership & company name changes)
Argyll Argyll Argyll
Bristol Cars Bristol Cars
Caterham Caterham
Crossley Crossley
Dutton Dutton Dutton
Ginetta Ginetta
Gordon-Keeble Peerless & Warwick Gordon-Keeble
Jowett Jowett Blackburn
Lea-Francis Lea-Francis
Lotus Lotus General Motors Europe Proton
McLaren McLaren
Marcos Marcos Marcos Marcos
Morgan Morgan
Napier Napier
Turner Turner
Westfield Westfield Potenza Sports Cars
Vauxhall Vauxhall Motors General Motors General Motors Europe
Vulcan Vulcan
Hillman Hillman Humber Rootes Chrysler Europe (Chrysler) Peugeot (PSA)
Humber Humber
Singer Singer Rootes
Sunbeam Sunbeam Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq Rootes (as Sunbeam-Talbot) Rootes Rootes
Talbot Talbot
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Principal owners of the Houston Astros franchise

Houston Colt .45's (1962-1964)Roy Hofheinz
Houston Astros (1965-present)Roy Hofheinz * General Electric & Ford Motor Company * John McMullen * Drayton McLane, Jr.

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