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1908 Importation of the Ford Model T lorry from the USA.
1911 Assembly started of the Model T lorry at Trafford Park, Manchester and continued in production until 1927.
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Paraffin Commercial and Agricultural Motors, Tractors, Ploughs, Sprayers, etc. see the 1917 Red Book
WW1 Makes Bren-gun carriers and half-tracked vehicles; general service 15cwt trucks and 4x4 forward control 3ton trucks.
1929 The name Fordson was adopted.
1931 Production moved from Trafford Park to Dagenham
1957 The name of Thames Trader was introduced and continued until 1965.
1965 First of the Transit vans produced. Originally made in Belgium and assembled in Slough.
1986 Iveco took control of all Ford commercial vehicles.
From 1933 models were badged Fordson
From 1939 all Dagenham vehicles were named Thames