SZENTENDRE, Hungary – The Hungarian Post has issued a stamp commemorating József Galamb and his role in developing the Ford Model T.
Mass production of the car that “put the world on wheels” began 100 years ago under the direction of chief engineer József Galamb, born in Makó, Hungary.
The stamps were officially unveiled at the regional headquarters of Ford Central and Eastern-European Sales LLC, located in József Galamb Street, Szentendre.
At the event, the stamp was presented by to journalists and other invited guests by Gábor Péterffy, director of the philately division of the Hungarian Post, and Viktor Molnár, regional director of Ford CEE Sales.
“It is a great honour for Ford – this year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Model T entering mass production and the 110th anniversary of the foundation of the company - to see the Hungarian Post paying tribute to one of the most influential Hungarian engineers of all time and to the Ford Model T,” said Viktor Molnár regional director for Ford’s European Direct Markets organisation.
Henry Ford appointed Galamb chief engineer and then director. When Galamb married in 1917, Henry hired a special train for the wedding guests, who included the entire Ford family.
EDM coordinates Ford business operations in a region spreading from North Africa, through Central and Eastern Europe to the so called “Stan” countries, covering 11.4 million square kilometres and seven time zones, with a population of approximately 320m.