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Henry Ford

  1. 1. *Henry Ford-the most Influential Businessmen of all times* Made by : Vornic Cristina, ASEM FB 29-G Professor : PhD Munca Daniela
  2. 2. <ul><li>1. Henry Ford </li></ul><ul><li>2. J.P. Morgan </li></ul><ul><li>3. John Rockefeller </li></ul><ul><li>4. Andrew Carnegie </li></ul><ul><li>5. Sam Walton </li></ul><ul><li>6. Thomas Watson Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Meyer Amschel Rothschild </li></ul><ul><li>8. Walt Disney </li></ul><ul><li>9. Ray Kroc </li></ul><ul><li>10. Alfred Nobel </li></ul>TOP 10 Most Influetial Businessmen of all times:
  3. 3. Henry Ford (July 30,1863-April 7,1947) <ul><li>H.Ford was the American founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. As owner of the Company he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Henry Ford’s family and childhood <ul><li>1860:Henry’s faher, </li></ul><ul><li>William Ford </li></ul><ul><li>1865:Henry’s mother, </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Litogot Ford </li></ul>1873: Miller School - Henry attended the school from 1873-74 1865: Henry at age 2.5 years. 1863: Birthplace of Henry, July 30, 1863 in Springwells, (Dearborn), Michigan 1888: Clara Bryant Ford. 1894: Clara Ford and baby Edsel 1894:Henry's garage -Bagley Ave., Detroit.
  5. 5. Ford Quadricycle (1896) <ul><li>In 1891, Ford became an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company , and after his promotion to Chief Engineer in 1893, he had enough time and money to devote attention to his personal experiments on gasoline engines. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>These experiments culminated in 1896 with the completion of his own self-propelled vehicle named the Ford Quadricycle , which he test-drove on </li></ul><ul><li>June 4. </li></ul><ul><li>In1903,June 16, Ford & Malcomson was reincorporated as the Ford Motor Company . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Model T <ul><li>The Model T was introduced on October 1, 1908 . </li></ul><ul><li>It was so cheap at $825 in 1908 (the price fell every year) that by the 1920s a majority of American drivers learned to drive on the Model T. </li></ul>
  8. 8. MODEL A <ul><li>Ford Model A was introduced in December 1927 and produced through 1931, with a total output of more than 4 million. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Ford 4-AT-F (EC-RRA) </li></ul>&quot;I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration ” (Adolf Hitler) 1933
  10. 10. <ul><li>Ford announced his $5-per-day program on January 5, 1914. The revolutionary program called for a raise in minimum daily pay from $2.34 to $5 for qualifying workers. </li></ul><ul><li>I n 1922 the company described t he workweek as six 8-hour days, giving a 48-hour week,while in 1926 they described it as five 8-hour days, giving a 40-hour week. </li></ul>Labour Philosophy
  11. 11. Grand Cross of the German Eagle, an award bestowed to Mr. Ford
  12. 12. <ul><li>In ill health, he ceded the presidency to his grandson Henry Ford II in September 1945 and went into retirement. He died in 1947 of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 83 in Fair Lane , his Dearborn estate, and he is buried in the Ford Cemetery in Detroit. </li></ul>Last Moments
  13. 13. Ford Today Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, known as the Glass House . Ford dealership in Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam (August 2005)
  14. 14. <ul><li>FORD Racing cars </li></ul>Ford Research Center
  15. 15. Ford Trucks Ford Tractors
  16. 16. Ford Sales: 1,988,376 2008 2,507,366 2007 2,901,090 2006 3,153,875 2005 3,331,676 2004 3,483,719 2003 3,623,709 2002 3,971,364 2001 4,202,820 2000 4,163,369 1999 American sales (units) Calendar Year
  17. 17. The Ford Company <ul><li>Ford of Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Ford of Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Ford of Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Ford of Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Ford of Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Ford of Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Ford India </li></ul><ul><li>Ford South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Ford Mexico </li></ul>