They continue to develop new affordable automobiles with new advance technology that has captivated the suppliers, dealers, shareholders, employees and the communities. Ford continues to strive on their mission, vision and values. It all began with Henry Ford (1863-1947), where he stated “I will build a car for the great multitude” and that seems to be the cored for this giant automaker. They continue to stand by the father that started it all back in 1903 with a promising vision. In 1908 the birth of the model T car sold nearly 15,500.00 in the United States alone.
Task 1 P1 Describe the type of business, purpose and ownership of two contrasting organisations. In the first of a series of articles Helen Lyne looks at two contrasting business organisations that operate in the North West How different can two organisations be? The first business I will look at is Ford Motor Company .Ford is an international car manufacturing company that has been in business since 1903 and was founded in America by a man called Henry Ford, initially set up in Detroit. Ford soon became dominant in Americas manufacturing industry and at the time was one of America’s largest employers. With new efficient and cheap methods of production like the ‘production line’ Ford’s products (cars) became cheaper than anyone else’s and the Ford business soon came to Europe and other places around the globe.
The treatment of women was a big social change for example the number of working women increased by 25 per cent and women were given the right to vote. The T-ford motor car was a big part of the boom as they were the first company to think of techniques like assembly lines and mass production this made it easier for Ford to make more cars and as he produced more and more cars, he could reduce his prices. By 1925 the price of a car was around $290, which cheaper than the price of $850 in 1908. which then benefited the sale of consumer goods when other companies decided to also use these ideas when making their own products. There was also an increased demand for fuel and other resource needed to make the cars like rubber and glass. But though these helped the motor car without the republican policies the motor car might not of done as well.
Life had never seemed better for the majority of the American people. This boom developed for a number of reasons; The main reason why there was a boom in America in the 1920s was the impact of mass manufacturing & mass production. Before the war, mass manufacturing was almost unheard of - everything was individually made by hand. The American Henry Ford was the first engineer who mass manufactured cars. He was able to cut down the time to build a car from a few weeks to an hour and a half.
The emergence of mammoth business enterprises from 1895 to 1915 led to inevitable changes in managerial attitudes, business organization, and worker roles. * The Innovative Model T In 1913, Henry Ford established a moving assembly line to mass produce his standard automobile, the Model T. By dramatically reducing the time and costs of production, Ford managed to lower prices and expand sales and profits. The passage of the Federal Roads Act in 1916 established a national highway system. * The Burgeoning Trusts Standard Oil began a national trend among American big businesses toward oligopoly by swallowing up smaller competitors. By 1909, nearly one-third of the nation's manufactured goods were produced by only one percent of the industrial companies.
 The Ford Motor Company produced 1708 two-cylinder cars in its first year, by 1915 they produced a million cars, but under the new system of higher wages and lower prices this rose to two million cars a year.  It was this idea of assembly line, mass production of a car for all, not just the rich, along with increasing workers' wages ($2.40 to $5.00 per day) and thereby decreasing car prices that changed the automobile industry and forged Henry Ford into the history books as a trailblazer.  Everything was privatised including owning their own iron mines, coal mines, forests, railway and steamships - pure efficiency.  Eventually Ford went global, parts shipped to 35 branches in USA and to the international branches so cars were being made externally, and not just in one
Colton Greene Mr. Bates – 6 English Literature 12 12 February 2014 Senior Research Paper – Final Draft How Henry Ford Affected the Lives of the American People Imagine if Henry Ford did not invent the moving assembly line back in 1913. In that time, cars would not have been affordable and people would not have been able to get around as easily. If he did not make the first moving assembly line, most things today would not be as mass produced. Henry Ford directly impacted the lives of the people of his time by making cars more affordable and, without knowing, impacted the lives of many generations to come because the assembly line made it easier and faster to make products. To understand the impact of an assembly line one must first know what an assembly line is.
This project was called AUTOnomy with important implications: reduction of large plants and reduction of cost. By 2003, the fuel cell program represented the largest innovation program in GM in the automobile industry trying to manage the transition to a completely different source of power - the hydrogen fuel cell. GM spent 6% of sales annually on research and development. Many challenges needed be
There was strong competition for Ford in the American small-car market from Volkswagen and several Japanese companies in the 1960’s. To fight the competition, Ford rushed its newest car the Pinto into production in much less time than it usually required to develop a car. The regular time to produce an automobile is 43 months; Ford took 25 months. Before production however, Ford engineers discovered a major flaw in the cars design. In nearly all rear-end crash test collisions, the Pinto's fuel system would rupture extremely easily.
Tesla was off to a great start in 2013 and has its first profitable quarter selling 10,500 of its second model, the Model S cars (starting price about $70,000) and is expanding in Europe. The long-term plan of Tesla is to build a wide range of models, including affordably priced family cars. Today Elon Musk wants to go further and build a lower end mass production of electric car to sell affordable car as well. According to the “Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan”, his goal is to build sports car, use that money to build an affordable car and use that money to build an even more affordable car. The question is, how to get there and become a mass car retailer?