Wednesday 8th March 1911
Ford Motor Co. (England) Ltd was established, Henry Ford’s first overseas company. Vehicle manufacture began later that year with the assembly of Model Ts in a former tramworks in the Manchester suburb of Trafford Park. Car bodies from an outside supplier were wheeled to the factory by handcart. By 1914, Ford was the largest vehicle producer in Europe, a position it held until the mid-1920s. company.