When Ford Motors first started it was only one of fifteen car manufacturers in Detroit and one of eighty-eight in the United States. During Fords first months in existence Ford Motor Company began to make a profit selling the Model A and Henry Ford knew that the automobile industry was going to work. Since it’s beginning in 1903 Ford Motors has always strived to make cars affordable and easy to buy for everybody. Ford has a long history of having good cars at a great price and offers more classes of models so that everybody can have the car of their dreams. Ford Motors first car was the Model A, which started production at a rented plant in Michigan.
It was located on Mack Avenue in Michigan, and this is where he had successfully created the first Model-T. The success of the company came from the people that wanted his type of car. So in 1908 he created a new way to create his cars to keep up with the demand for the car. His business was so successful that he had a plant in Paris, France in 1908. And by 1914 there were more than 500,000 Model-T’s on the roads all over the world.
However, the car was most certainly perfected in Detroit. Henry Ford was the pioneer of the American automobile industry. He was born in 1863 near Dearborn, Michigan. Forty years later he started Ford Motor Company with the help of Thomas Edison. In 1908, Henry Ford forever changed the world with his Model T. Ford was known as a revolutionary person for not only making the automobile inexpensive but also for teaching workers proper skills and paying them steady wages.
The 1920's were a time where North America became modernized. Whether it was the music, the culture or the growth in technology, this time era is known to most people as the point where America advanced itself to become a world renowned country. An advancement that will be focused on is the Ford Model T. During this time owning a car was a symbol of wealth. Henry Ford, the creator of the Model T, made a system that revolutionized the automobile industry as we know it today. Henry Ford made it possible for people with an average income to own a motor vehicle by creating the assembly line and the theory of mass production.
It only cost $825 at the time, and he was able to achieve that price goal because of the assembly line fashion through which the Model-T was manufactured. Every year the sales increased by over one hundred percent. As Ford pushed out bigger and bigger numbers, he aimed to make the Model-T cheaper and cheaper. He installed a moving belt for his assembly lines, and made sure that all of the parts were interchangeable. By 1916, the price of the basic touring version of the cars that Ford pushed had dropped to only $360.
Because of this, Ford paid higher and his actions allowed the common people to have access to cars. Henry Ford married Clara Ala Bryant in 1888 and supported himself by farming and running a sawmill. They had one child, Edsel Ford. He was named after Henrys best childhood friend. Ford's innovation of the assembly line transformed the automobile industry from just an expensive piece of fancy metal with wheels to a productive machine of American society.
He is credited with "Fordism"- mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. He died on April 7, 1947 at the age of 83 years in Fair Lane, Dearborn, Michigan, U.S. Why I chose Henry Ford? I chose Henry Ford as he was the first person to make a car for transportation. He was a technological genius
Though Ford has grown by leaps and bounds, it primarily still remains a family owned company with 40 percent of the voting rights still resting with the Ford family. Ford revolutionized the industry by making the gasoline powered automobile affordable for the middle class in 1913. The economies of scale approach were taken up by the company. The first moving assembly line was introduced in 1913 at its factory at Highland Park. The major breakthrough being the “Ford-T Model”, which sold in millions.
Henry Ford I, the founder of Ford Motor Company, was born on a farm near Dearborn, Mi in 1869. From boyhood, he had a talent for engineering, but it was not until 1890 that he commenced his engineering career as an employee of the Detroit Edison Company. Ford’s superiors at the electric company felt his hobby distracted him from his regular occupation, and despite his promotion to chief engineer, he was forced to quit in 1899. Shortly afterwards, with financial backing from private investors, Ford established the Detroit Automobile Company. He later withdrew from the venture after a disagreement with business associates over numbers and prices of cars to be produced.
The answer that Ford and the American consumer were looking for was the Model T. The Model T, a small, sturdy four-cylinder car with an attractive design and a top speed of 45 mph, hit the market in 1908. It’s success came from it’s attractive price, at $850, and more than 10,000 were sold in the first year alone. It was easy to operate, maintain, handle on rough roads, and immediately became a success. Along with success came expansion, and in 1910 he established another assembly plant in Highland Park, Michigan. Through interchangeable parts, standard manufacturing, and a division labor, the demand greatly increased for the Model T. It was at this time in 1913 that Ford introduced the assembly line and forever changed our economy, our industry, and our culture.