Ford Motor Company ltd.

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Ford Motor Company entered the British automobile market in 1904 when the Ford Model A was presented at the Cordingly Auto Show. In 1907, Perry, Thornton & Schrieber, Ltd. gained the license to distribute Ford automobiles including the soon to be released Model T. The vehicles were shipped to Great Britain disassembled, or knocked down, and assembled in England. Ford Motor Company, (England) Ltd. was established on March 11, 1911 and produced the first British built Model T in October, 1911 at Trafford Park near Manchester. In addition to automobiles and trucks, Ford created Henry Ford & Son, Ltd. in Cork, Ireland to manufacture tractors. In order to meet growing demand for automobiles after World War I, Ford Motor Company, (England) Ltd. began purchasing land for a new factory northeast of London in 1924. In 1928, the English company was reorganized as Ford Motor Company, Ltd. and groundbreaking ceremonies for the new plant near the village of Dagenham were on May 16, 1929. The first Model AA truck was produced in October, 1931. The Dagenham plant was the largest automobile manufacturing facility in Europe and modeled after Ford's Rouge plant in Michigan. Ford's European operations were centered at Dagenham through the end of World War II. Sales and manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Sweden were managed from offices at Dagenham through World War II. The post-war restructuring of Ford's international operations led to the establishment of the Ford International Division in 1946 and the realignment of foreign operations back to the United States. Automobile and truck manufacturing remained at Dagenham until February 2002 when Ford Motor Company announced that automobile production would cease, leaving diesel engine production as the primary manufacturing operation.

From the description of Ford Motor Company, Ltd. collection, 1903-1990 (bulk 1925-1965). (The Henry Ford). WorldCat record id: 62879545

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referencedIn Ford Motor Company. Office of the General Counsel. Hungarian and Romanian war damage claims records, 1944-1965. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. M-E-L Division. M-E-L Division (Ford Motor Company) records subgroup, 1946-1960. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. International Division. Controller's Office. Controller's Office records series, 1917-1948. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company International records collection, 1917-1979 (bulk 1920-1948). The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Dept. A.M. Wibel records series, 1903-1943 (bulk 1923-1943). The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary. Foreign corporation records series, 1911-1955. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary. Herman L. Moekle records series, 1923-1946. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. International Division. Purchasing Office. International Division Purchasing Office records, 1947-1962 (bulk 1960-1961). The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Fordson Estates Limited. Fordson Estates Limited records, 1931-1956 (bulk 1931-1946) The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. Reports series, 1917-1936. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. Financial records series, 1903-1942. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Southgate, John. Ford of England Commemorative Scrapbooks, 1971-1981. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. International Division. Treasurer's Office. Reconsolidation of Foreign Operations records, 1946-1955. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. Tractor and Implement Operations. Tractor and Implement Operations records. 1968-1970. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
creatorOf Ford Motor Company ltd. Ford Motor Company, Ltd. collection, 1903-1990 (bulk 1925-1965). The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary. Harvey E. Schluchter records series, 1930-1947. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Perini, Victor J. Victor J. Perini papers, 1918-1931. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. Subject file series, 1921-1942. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. Auditing Department. Foreign branch audit records subseries, 1926-1946. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Switzerland
Greece
United States
China
Denmark
Spain
Canada
Brazil
Philippines
Sweden
Egypt
Poland
Finland
France
Ireland
Belgium
Romania
Turkey
Malta
Italy
India
Norway
Portugal
Sri Lanka
England--Dagenham
Germany
Netherlands
Subject
Escort automobile
Ford automobile
Ford Model A automobile
Ford Model T automobile
Fordson tractors
Lincoln automobile
Mercury Zephyr automobile
Meteor automobile
Pilot automobile
Popular automobile
Prefect automobile
Sales reporting
Thames truck
Truck industry
Trucks
World War, 1939-1945
Zodiac automobile
Advertising
Anglia automobile
Automobile dealers
Automobile factories
Automobile industry and trade
Automobile racing
Automobile rallies
Automobiles
Automobiles
Bus industry
Consul automobile
Corsair automobile
Cortina automobile
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