Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is one of the biggest automotive companies in the world. In addition to its Ford-branded vehicles, it also markets luxury vehicles under the Lincoln brand and auto parts under the Motorcraft name. In 2016, it reported revenue of $151.8 billion, and net income of $4.6 billion. The company has a market capitalization of more than $47.6 billion as of Oct 25, 2017.

Ford's wholly owned automotive subsidiaries operate in numerous countries around the world, including Canada, Brazil, Australia and India. The company's European automotive operations include wholly owned subsidiaries headquartered in Germany, Romania and the United Kingdom. In addition to these core automotive subsidiaries, Ford owns various other companies around the world. Here are some of the most important of those businesses.

1. Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC

Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC is a financial services company offering financing products to Ford consumers and Ford dealers. The company provides automobile loans and leases to retail, commercial and government buyers of new and used Ford vehicles. It also offers business loans and lines of credit to its dealers for inventory and facility investments and other approved business uses.

Ford Motor Credit Company handled 56% of all loans and leases for new Ford and Lincoln vehicles sold in the United States in 2016, down from 65% in 2015. In Europe, it's financing share held steady at 37% from 2015 to 2016. Ford Motor Credit Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. It operates in Europe under its own subsidiary, FCE Bank plc, which is headquartered in the U.K.

2. Changan Ford Automobile Corporation, Ltd.

Changan Ford Automobile Corporation, Ltd. is a Chinese 50-50 joint venture between Ford Motor Company and China's state-owned Chongqing Changan Automobile Company, Ltd., one of China's four biggest auto manufacturers. The company produces and distributes Ford-branded vehicles in China. According to Ford's 2016 annual report, Changan Ford operates an engine plant, a transmission plant and five assembly plants. Ford Motor Company reported the carrying value of its investment in Changan Ford at $1.315 billion in 2016.

3. AutoAlliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Rayong, Thailand-based AutoAlliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is also a 50-50 joint venture between Ford and Mazda Motor Corporation. AutoAlliance operates an integrated automotive manufacturing facility for compact trucks and passenger cars. The company produces Ford- and Mazda-branded vehicles for Thailand and markets in other developing countries in Southeast Asia and beyond. Ford valued its investment in AutoAlliance at $476 million in 2016.

4. Getrag Ford Transmissions GmbH

Getrag Ford Transmissions GmbH is a joint venture held equally between Ford and the German-based company Getrag International GmbH. Getrag Ford Transmissions produces manual transmissions for Ford automobiles in Europe at its manufacturing plants in Germany, England, Slovakia and France. Ford valued its investment in Getrag Ford Transmissions at $194 million in 2016. In July 2015, the Canadian automotive supplier Magna International, Inc. acquired Getrag International, which continues operations under the Getrag brand.

5. Ford Motor Land Development Corporation

Ford Motor Land Development Corporation (known more commonly as just "Ford Land") is a full-service real estate company originally established in 1970 to develop acreage surrounding Ford Motor Company's corporate headquarters in Michigan. The company also provides planning and engineering services, facility management services, and dealership design services in support of Ford's international operations. Ford Land is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.

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