VST Brand Overview
Shri V.T. Krishnamoorthy
VST Tillers Tractors Ltd is an Indian manufacturer of agricultural machinery, especially tractors and tillers. Founded in 1967 near Bangalore, the company started out building small engines and tillers under the VST Shakti brand name. In 1984, VST entered into a joint venture with Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery of Japan to produce tractors.
VST Tillers Tractors Ltd is an Indian manufacturer of agricultural machinery, with a focus on producing tractors and tillers. Founded in 1967 near Bangalore, the company has come a long way in its journey to becoming a major player in the Indian agricultural machinery market. In this blog post, we will explore the history of VST Tillers Tractors and its contribution to the Indian agriculture industry.
V.T. Krishnamoorthy, the founder of VST Tillers Tractors Ltd, began his career in agriculture as a farmer. He recognized the need for mechanization in farming to improve productivity and efficiency. In 1967, he founded VST, which initially manufactured small engines and tillers under the VST Shakti brand name. In the early years, the company’s primary focus was on the manufacture and sale of tillers.
Joint Venture with Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery
In 1984, VST Tillers Tractors entered into a joint venture with Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery of Japan to manufacture tractors. This partnership enabled VST to leverage Mitsubishi’s expertise in tractor technology and engineering, resulting in the production of high-quality tractors that were specifically designed for Indian farming conditions.
Over the years, VST Tillers Tractors has produced tractors and tillers under various names, including Euro-Trac, Eurotrac, Eurotrac-VST, Mitsubishi-Shakti, Shakti, VST, VST Euro Mitsubishi, VST Mitsubishi Shakti, and VST-Shakti. The company has also built combines under the Kukje Shakti name in cooperation with Kukje of South Korea.
With the success of its tractors, VST Tillers Tractors expanded its product range to include horticultural equipment, rice transplanters, and power tillers. The company’s products are sold not only in India but also in other parts of the world, including the USA. VST has established a strong presence in the global market, offering its products to farmers worldwide.
In recent years, VST Tillers Tractors has received recognition for its commitment to sustainability. The company has won the CII-ITC Sustainability Award for Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing and the Make in India Excellence Award. VST has also implemented various initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint, such as utilizing solar power in its manufacturing plants and implementing energy-efficient measures in its operations.
In conclusion VST Tillers Tractors Ltd has come a long way since its inception in 1967. The company’s commitment to producing high-quality agricultural machinery has earned it a reputation as one of the leading manufacturers in the Indian agricultural machinery market. With its global presence, commitment to sustainability, and focus on innovation, VST Tillers Tractors is poised to continue its success and play a vital role in the future of Indian agriculture.