Deutz can trace its history to the Nikolaus Otto, Gottleib Daimler, and the first internal combustion engines. Agricultural machinery production began in 1907. Deutz tractors were very popular in western Europe after World War II. Farmers liked the simple, rugged air-cooled diesel engines. In 1969, Deutz mergered with Fahr, a farm implement manufacturer and the Deutz-Fahr brand was born. The company was purchased by SAME in 1995.