to create "a motor car for the great multitude," Henry Ford realized new innovations were necessary—and so the assembly line was born.
Utilizing four principles (interchangeable parts, continuous flow, division
of labor, and reducing wasted effort), the factories began mass produce car
parts. To increase workflow, the conveyor belt, a product developed a few years
prior was incorporated into production. This process revolutionized the
automotive industry and sparked a new relationship between the warehouse and
Now, in the 100th anniversary year of the moving assembly line, it's safe to
say this process put the world on wheels. Car and Driver's piece on the development of this
process highlights how the production numbers greatly increased as prices went
down—and eventually, the world was on the road.
The conveyor belt assembly line is used in a number of industries, from
mining to food processing. As manufacturers of conveyor belting and conveyor
belt solutions, we’re proud to work in an industry that has caused so much
growth, employment and innovation. For more information on our wire belting and
other products, check out our website.