The SAME company was founded in Treviglio by Eugenio and Francesco Cassani in 1942, right in the middle of World War II, with bombardments, lack of raw materials and very few production facilities.
At the end of the 1920s, Francesco Cassani had designed a tractor equipped with a diesel engine that, due to various constructive difficulties, had not been as successful as it technically deserved to be. In the 1930s, he also designed diesel oil engines for trucks (50 HP), for boats (6 cylinders with 6 opposed pistons) and for aeroplanes (800 HP).
SAME’s first products were small engines for stationary applications, until, with a motorized mower first, and then in 1948 with the small all-purpose 10 HP tractor, it made its debut in the field of agricultural tractors.
In 1995 SAME purchased Deutz-Fahr from KHD in Germany in 1995, and changed the corporate name to SAME Deutz-Fahr (SDF). The production of combines was out-sourced to AGCO.