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6. Ford

Ford has a brand value of $7,958 million. This American multinational automaker sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand. The company introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines.

World's 13 most valuable automakers

The auto industry is one of the world's biggest. Close to a billion total vehicles now traverse the world's roads, and consume about a billion cubic meters of fuel (260 billion US gallons) each year. This ranking, by Interbrand, is of companies in the auto sector, based on 2012 brand value.