Ford Motor Co was incorporated in Delaware in 1919. The Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing cars and trucks. The Company along with its subsidiaries engages in other businesses, including financing vehicles. The Company operates in two segments; Automotive and Financial Services. It sells cars and trucks throughout the world. The Company sold approximately 6,323,000 vehicles at wholesale throughout the world. Its vehicle brands include Ford and Lincoln. Its cars, trucks and parts are marketed through retail dealers in North America, and through distributors and dealers outside of North America, the substantial majority of which are independently owned. In addition to the products it sells to its dealerships for retail sale, it also sells cars and trucks to its dealerships for sale to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. Through its dealer network and other channels, it provides retail customers with a range of after-sale vehicle services and products, including maintenance and light repair, heavy repair, collision, vehicle accessories and extended service warranty. The predominant share of Ford Credit's business consists of financing its vehicles and supporting its dealers. Ford Credit's primary financing products fall into the following three categories, Retail financing. Purchasing retail installment sale contracts and retail lease contracts from dealers, and offering financing to commercial customers - vehicle leasing companies and fleet purchasers - to purchase or lease vehicle fleets, wholesale financing. Making loans available to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory, also known as floorplan financing; and other financing. Many governmental standards and regulations relating to safety, fuel economy, emissions control, noise control, vehicle recycling, substances of concern, vehicle damage, and theft prevention are applicable to new motor vehicles, engines, and equipment manufactured for sale in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere.
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