I came across this the other day and thought some people might be interested in it.
Ford Motor Company is based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford in 1903. Ford also has the Lincoln brands, and owns a small stake in Mazda. It has Aston Martin in the UK. Ford sold Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors of India in March 2008. In 2010 Ford sold Volvo to China’s Geely Automobiles. Ford discontinued the Mercury brand after the 2011 model year.
You can read more about the company’s history here.