1913 – Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line
Ford Motor Company, commonly known as Ford, is an American multinational automaker that has its main headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated in June, 1903 and sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand, and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand.
An assembly line is a manufacturing process (often called a progressive assembly) in which parts (usually interchangeable parts) are added as the semi-finished assembly moves from workstation to workstation where the parts are added in sequence until the final assembly is produced.
The moving assembly line was developed for the Ford Model T and began building operation on October 7, 1913, at the Highland Park Ford Plant, and continued to evolve after that, using time and motion study.
Extra Note: The assembly line, driven by conveyor belts, reduced production time for a Model T to just 93 minutes by dividing the process into 45 steps.
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