Ford Motor Company is a multinational automaker from America launched in 1903 by Henry Ford. By the year 1914, Fordâ€™s method of producing cars in large-scale through elaborately engineered moving assembly lines came to be recognized around the world and was called Fordism. In 2008, the company was ranked seven among American-based companies according to Fortune 500 list with the total revenue of $146.3 billion. In the same year, Ford made 5.532 million automobiles. Its 90 plants and facilities worldwide employed around 213 000 people. Since 2007, Ford has continually been consistently receiving quality surveys award compared to any other automaker from J. D. Power and Associates .
Among Ford vehicles, five ranked best in their categories while fourteen other vehicles made it to the top three. Being able to survive the Great Depression, the company has undergone the test of time. Being around for more than 100 years now, it is still proving itself to continually belong to the worldâ€™s largest and profitable companies.