SDF Group

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For the German tractor manufacturer, see Deutz-Fahr.
Industry Mechanical Engineering
Founded 1995 (1995) in Treviglio, Italy
Headquarters Treviglio (Bergamo)
Key people

Vittorio Carozza – president

Lodovico Bussolati – MD

SDF is a multinational group based in Treviglio (Bergamo) in Italy, and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tractors, harvesting machines, diesel engines and agricultural machinery. The group's products are commercialised under the brand names SAME, Lamborghini Trattori, Hürlimann, Deutz-Fahr, Grégoire and Lamborghini Green Pro. The tractors produced by the group cover a power range from 23 to 440 HP, while its harvesting machines cover a range of powers from 100 to 395 HP.

History of the group[edit]

SAME tractors
Lamborghini tractors
Deutz-Fahr Agrotron tractor

The history of the group dates back to 1942, with the foundation of the company SAME (Società Accomandita Motori Endotermici) in Treviglio (Bergamo). After buying Lamborghini Trattori S.p.A. in 1973 from its founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, SAME embarked on a strategy of growth through acquisitions.

With its acquisition of Hürlimann in 1979, the company changed its name to SAME-Lamborghini-Hürlimann (S-L-H).[1] In 1995, the group acquired Deutz-Fahr from the German group KHD, changing name definitively to SAME Deutz-Fahr. SAME Deutz-Fahr India was founded in 1996. From 2003 to 2012, SDF was a shareholder in the German group Deutz AG; In 2003, the group acquired 10% of the Finland based company SampoRosenlew, which specialised in the production of components[clarification needed] and 4 and 5 straw walker combine harvesters. This shareholding was subsequently sold. In 2005, following its acquisition of the Croatia based company Ðuro Ðakovic, the group founded the company Deutz-Fahr Combines, through which it now produces Deutz-Fahr branded components and combine harvesters. In 2008, the Same Deutz-Fahr History Museum was established at the group's main headquarters in Treviglio. In 2011, the group acquired Grégoire A/S, a company which specialised in equipment for wine farming, olive oil farming, pruning and for the treatment and harvesting of grapes and olives. Also in 2011, SDF initiated a joint venture in China with Shandong Changlin Machinery. In 2014, the company SAME Deutz-Fahr Traktör Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. was founded in Istanbul, Turkey.[2]

Global operations[edit]

With approximately 4,300 employees and a turnover of 1211.9 million Euros, SDF is headquartered in the Northern Italian city of Treviglio (Bergamo), the historic home of the company, where it has developed since its origins. Production, sales, after-sales and the distribution of spare parts are conducted through 7 production sites (in Europe and Asia), a joint venture in China, 13 sales branches (in Europe, Asia and North America), and a sales network consisting of 141 importers and over 3000 dealers worldwide. Production plants

  • Treviglio (Italy): mid and mid-high power tractors from 70 to 170 HP
  • Lauingen (Germany): mid and mid-high power tractors from 120 to 440 HP
  • Županja (Croatia): combine harvesters from 222 to 395 HP
  • Ranipet (India): low and low-mid power tractors from 30 to 80 HP, diesel engines from 30 to 170 HP
  • Châteaubernard (France): machines for grape and olive harvesting from 100 to 187 HP
  • Bandırma (Turkey): mid-power tractors from 50 to 105 HP
  • Linshu (China): tractors from 26 to 270 HP
  • Suihua (China): tractors with 220 HP


Tractors produced by the SDF group have earned numerous awards and accolades over the years. These include:

Year Products Award Country
2013 Deutz-Fahr 7250 TTV Agrotron Red Dot Product Design Award[3] Germany
2013 Deutz-Fahr 7250 TTV Agrotron Tractor of the year and Golden Tractor for the Design[4] Italy
2014 Deutz-Fahr 7250 TTV Agrotron Compasso d'oro[5] Italy
2014 Lamborghini Nitro Red Dot Product Design Award[6] Germany
2014 Lamborghini Nitro 130 VRT Golden Tractor for the Design[7] Germany


Other projects[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to SAME Deutz-Fahr at Wikimedia Commons