Ford is the only member of the big 3 all American car brands to remain family owned and operated. The automobile industry as a whole owes a great deal to the innovations of Ford, starting with the development of the first assembly line. Unlike the other 2 companies mentioned here, Ford does not own a lot of subsidiary car brands. In fact, almost all Ford produced vehicles use the Ford badge, except for a specific lineup of Lincoln automobiles.
General Motors, or GM, is more successful for the manufacturing of subsidiary brands than actual GM branded vehicles. Some of the larger motor companies they have owned or purchased include Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Saturn, and Hummer. They have facilities located in various regions around the world, including offices in Europe and Asia.