With so many innovations and new technologies, it’s hard to think that the first auto production line was developed only 100 years ago.
That’s right: exactly one hundred years ago, the Ford Model T was being manufactured in the first factory of its kind in the world. To celebrate the achievement, Ford Motor Company is celebrating the T-related centennial by also commemorating what was the creation of what would come to be a true breakthrough and innovation: the automotive assembly line.
The manufacturing process that made it possible for drivers to afford buying a car was led by Charlie “Cast Iron” Sorensen. The pioneering effort made the process of building a car a more efficient task. Henry Ford had no idea that by developing the assembly line manufacturing process he was about to revolutionize the industry and push the world into a completely new era. The process started with Sorensen and 29 other workers. Each worker performed a different task, which led to fast production of several vehicles. According to the reports, vehicles were assembled faster than ever before. Assembly time had gone from 12 hours to six.
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