American Auto Industry : The American Automobile Industry

1040 Words Jul 20th, 2016 5 Pages
American Auto Industry The American Auto Industry began in the late 1800 's and grew to be one of the largest of it 's kind in the world. The industry also encompasses many global automobile and auto parts manufacturers across the country. Production rise and fall over the past decade has dropped the American Automobile Industry into the number two spot in the global market just behind China. The Big Three,comprised of General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and FCA US(formally known as Chrysler), were the primary owners of most of the manufacturing facilities in the United States. Competition in the automobile industry is hard to distinguish since most all of the major global automotive makers have and do produce their vehicles in U.S. assembly plants. General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Volkswagen, and Tesla all have facilities here in the United States. Many manufacturers from major auto makers have engine and/or transmission plants and conduct testing as well as research in America. The United States ' auto industry is also multi-national and is manufactured in the global market as well. The crowded industry makes the competition intense and complex. After a century, Henry Ford 's idea of a moving assembly line has exploded into a highly effective innovation to the industry. The technology has come a long way with robots and computerized processes of automation making…
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