Ford Motor Company is a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., and was founded June 16, 1903 by Henry Ford. With about 180,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. Ford’s mission is to deliver great products, create a strong business and make the world a better place, and shows its commitment to innovation throughout its vehicle lineup and research—in outstanding fuel economy, head-turning style, and customer-focused technology.