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  • 1. Presentation on The King of Automobile Industry- Mr. Henry Ford
    • By-
    • Prachi
    • Sampada
    • Shital
    • Sahil
    • Sudip
    • Atul
    • Pravin
  • 2. Henry Ford – the IKON
  • 3. Introduction to Henry Ford
    • Henry Ford a successful tycoon in American Business world .
    • Ford the philanthropist and inventor .
    • The Founder of Ford Motor Company .
    • He was born in Greenfield ,Michigan on 30 th july 1863.
    • The Son of Farmer.
    • Left school at the age of 15 .
    • Famous for his assembly line production.
  • 4. Early Life of Henry Ford
    • He began with apprenticeship in a machine shop.
    • To survive from low wages he spent evenings in repairing clocks and watches .
    • In 1981 ,Ford became engineer with Edison Illuminating Company, soon he became Chief engineer .
    • Now he had time for his personal experiments, on gasoline engines
    • This lead to development of Ford Quadricycle .
    • Thomas Edison encouraged Ford .
    • Foundation of Detroit Automobile Company ,which was dissolved later on .
    • Then he developed 26-HP automobile and Detroit Automobile Company became Henry Ford Company .
    • Now Ford developed 80+HP racer called as “999”and form partnership “Ford & Malcomson, Ltd”.
  • 5. Ford Motor Company & Model T
    • Model T was introduced in 1908.
    • Steering wheel on left.
    • The car was simple to drive, easy and cheap to repair.
    • It was for $825(i.e. $20,100 in current dollar terms) only.
    • The price fell year by year.
    • Majority of drivers had learned to drive on the model T.
    • Ford was always eager to sell his car to the
    • farmers.
    • He had a good network of dealers all over.
    • Sales skyrocketed.
    • Half of all cars in America were the Model T’s.
  • 6. Model A
    • After the decline of model T due rising competition, Henry Ford was convinced to make a new model.
    • He involved great technical expertise.
    • Body design was left to his son, Edsel.
    • The result was the successful Ford Model A.
    • Total output was more than 4million
    • Hence Ford company adopted annual model change system similar to competitor General Motors.
  • 7. Labor Philosophy
    • The Five-dollar workday
    • Pioneer of “Welfare Capitalism”.
    • To improve workers and labor turnover .
    • He be lived in hiring and keeping best workers .
    • He was the first to offer $5 per day wage.
    • This lead to doubling of rate of workers .
    • Also, he introduced five 8 hrs days work i.e. 40hrs work per week .
    • Due to high wages his workers could afford the cars produced by themselves .
    • Ford always said that, ”Without changing the principle we have changed the method of payment”.
  • 8. Ford Airplane Company
    • Ford entered the aviation business during the World War –I.
    • He started with Liberty Engines.
    • His most successful aircraft was “Ford 4AT Trimotor “,it is also called as the “Tin Goose ”,because of its corrugated metal construction.
    • He used new alloy called, Alcald .
    • The Trimotor first flew in 1926,and was first successful US passenger airliner .
    • Ford Airplane Division was shutdown because of poor sales during the Great Depression .
  • 9. Willow Run
    • President Roosevelt reffered to Detroit as the “Arsenal of Democracy”.
    • Help in mass production for war effort.
    • Ford’s Willow Run factory broke ground in 1941.
    • It was largest assembly plant in the world.
  • 10. Peace & War
    • Henry Ford oppose war.
    • He thought war is the waste of money and man power.
    • He criticized the people who financed & supported war.
    • He tried stop such people.
    • He also met President Willson, regarding maintaining peace but government gave no any response.
    • The Ford plants in Britain produced tractors, trucks, & aircrafts.
    • When US entered the war, he became major supplier of weapons, especially the Liberty engines for airplanes.
    • Then Woodrow Willson encouraged Ford to run a seat from Michigan, in the US Senate.
    • However, he was not successful as a politician.
  • 11. International Establishment
    • His philosophy was one of economic
    • independence for the US.
    • His River Rouge Plant became the
    • worlds largest industrial complex
    • pursuing vertical integration to an extend that it could produce its own steel.
    • Fords goal was to produce vehicles form scratch reliance on foreign trade.
    • He believe in global expansion of his company, also that international trade and co-operation led to international peace.
    • He opened Ford assembly plants in Britain and Canada in 1911.
    • Ford’s theory was that international trade was essential for world peace.
    • Ford also opened plants in Australia, India ,France.
    • He experimented with rubber plantation.
    • By 1932,Ford was manufacturing one third of worlds automobiles.
    • “ Automobiles has so completely changed the American’s mode of life that today one can hardly imagine being without a car. ”
  • 12. Ford at Racing
    • Ford maintained an interest in auto racing.
    • His involvement was in sport both as driver and builder.
    • He entered with declined Model T in the races, and which later disqualified.
    • But after the rewokation in the Indianapolis 500, he dropped out of racing permanently.
    • Nevertheless, Ford did make a quite impact on auto racing.
  • 13. Death
    • In 1943, due to the death of Henry Ford’s son, Edsel, president of the Ford Motor Company, died of cancer, Henry decided to assume presidency.
    • But soon he started with several cardiovascular strokes and mental inconsistencies, and no longer fitted for the job.
    • In ill health he ceded his presidency to his grandson Henry Ford II and went to retirement.
    • He soon died due to cerebral hemorrhage at the age 83 in Fair Lane.
  • 14. Honors
    • In 1999, Ford was among 18 included in Gallup’s List of Widely Admired People of the 20 th century, from a poll conducted of the American people.
    • In 1928, Ford was awarded the Franklin Institute’s Elliott Cresson Medal.
    • The United States Postal Service honoured Ford with a Prominent American series (1965-1978) postage stamp.
  • 15. Ford – towards Business and Life
    • “ If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability”.
    • “ Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps mind”.
    • “ A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated by a bad one”.
    • “ Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently”.

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