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Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Company in Michigan USA in 1903. The first vehicle produced was an 8hp 'gas buggy' called the Model A. Since that time, Ford have become one of the largest motor manufacturers in the world. Ford UK produced a total of 490,021 vehicles, in 1998, between its plants at Halewood, Dagenham and Southampton.

The Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo are the UK's best selling cars and the Ford Transit has remained the countries favorite commercial vehicle for the 33rd year in succession. Ford has a market share of 18% for private vehicles and 30.50% for commercial.

In 1998 (latest figures available) Ford UK recorded a pre tax profit of £61m on turnover of £6,708m.

 



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