The SAME DEUTZ-FAHR Group, founded in 1927 in Treviglio by Eugenio and Francesco Cassani, is today one of the world’s main manufacturers of tractors, combine harvesters, farm machinery and engines. The company’s products are marketed under the brands SAME, LAMBORGHINI, DEUTZ-FAHR and HÜRLIMANN. In 2003 the Group became a key shareholder of DEUTZ AG, a Frankfurt stock-exchange listed company and one of the world's leading independent manufacturers of industrial diesel engines. SAME DEUTZ-FAHR holds 45,1% (31 December 2008) of the German engine specialist's capital stock.

The Group strategy, which has long been oriented towards internationalisation, combines decentralised production activities with an extensive sales and service network providing full coverage of all key markets. Sales, after-sales service and spare parts distribution are handled by 14 subsidiaries, 120 importers, and 3,000 dealers located in all parts of the world.

Following the dynamics of the global economy and the importance that new markets and emerging economies are assuming, the Group is currently investing heavily in Russia, China, and India. In these countries the Group is planning to extend its commercial and industrial presence with the aim of better supporting the goals of progress in agriculture and development of local industry.

The Group's production system is based on three plants in Europe (Italy, Germany and Croatia), one in India, for which a major expansion project is currently in the pipeline, and one in China, which is under construction. The offering is composed of a vast range of tractors with models from 30 to 270 HP to meet all types of application requirements. The range of combine harvesters covers the market's core segments, with models from 120 to 450 HP. Thanks to the investment in DEUTZ AG, SAME DEUTZ-FAHR is now a world-class player in the industrial diesel engine's sector.

Innovation, quality, and superb standards of customer service line at the basis of development as a strategic priority.
In 2008, SDF, which employees around 2,800 people worldwide, recorded net sales of 1.220 billion euro and net profit of 5 million euro.