The Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 by Henry Ford with money from 12 investors. The company produced a few cars per day at their Mack Avenue factory in Detroit, Michigan.
In 1908, Ford introduced the Model T. This was the first vehicle to feature a removable cylinder head on the engine.
In 1922, the company purchases the Lincoln Motor Company.
In 1930, the Model A was introduced. This was the first vehicle with a safety glass windshield.
In 1941, the company begins producing Jeeps for the US military. Consumer car production does not resume until 1945.
In 1956, the company goes public.
In 1987, the company acquires the majority of shares in Aston Martin.
In 1989, Ford acquires Jaguar. The company would sell Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008.
In 1990, the company introduces the Explorer.
In 1992, the company buys 50% of Mazda.
Today, Ford is the 2nd largest US carmaker and 5th largest in the world.
The electric scooter company, Spin, owned by Ford, was introduced outside the US in February 2020, first in Germany, with the UK being the next target.
In order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Ford announced that it was suspending all unnecessary company travel as of March 3, 2020.
Ford Motor Company still maintains headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.