Lauingen, Germany-based Deutz-Fahr is majority-owned by SAME Deutz-Fahr Group in Treviglio, Italy. Founded in 1929, SAME Deutz-Fahr Group is the world’s largest privately owned tractor manufacturer in the world, with 25% to 35% market share in Europe. It is the fourth largest tractor manufacturer in the world.
In 1927, Francesco Cassani invented the world’s first diesel-powered engine for farm machinery in Treviglio, Italy. In February 1928, the 21 year-old Cassani was successful in constructing the world’s first diesel-powered tractor. Cassani and his brother, Eugenio, developed the worlds’ first reversible-drive tractor in 1948; 1952 marked the world’s first 4-wheel-drive diesel engine, also produced by SAME. These innovations are just parts of the long and storied success of SAME (Società Accomandita Motori Endotermici), which is still run by descendents of the Cassani family today.
SAME has made several significant acquisitions, including Lamborghini Trattori engines in 1970, Hürlimann in 1978, and most recently, Deutz-Fahr tractors in 1995. Several years ago, SAME Deutz-Fahr began distributing in North America. Today, SDFNA is committed to North American agriculture. SDFNA's continuous improvement process mandates developing dealers and improving product distribution, service and support.
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