Corporate profile

VST Tillers Tractors Ltd. was established in 1967 by the VST Group of companies, a well-known century-old business house in South India. The founder of the group was Sri. V.S. Thiruvengadaswamy Mudaliar who started with humble beginnings under the VST & Sons banner in the year 1911. The group built its reputation through retailing of petroleum products and distribution of Automobiles in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. VST Tillers Tractors Ltd. was promoted by VST Motors as a joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Japan.

VST is India's No. 1 brand in Power Tiller (walking Tractor), introduced over five decades ago. A pioneer in 4WD compact tractors, introduced in 1982, it has now expanded its presence under the brand "VST" with a range of compact and agricultural tractors from 17 HP to 50 HP range. Tractors are also being marketed under the "FIELDTRAC" brand in various markets of the European Union, meeting the latest EU standards.

The company has a state-of-the-art plant at Malur and Hosur, near Bangalore in India, and at Mysore for precision components. The products are backed by a contemporary testing and R&D facility, meeting stringent global standards.

With an eye on global opportunities, the company has expanded its presence in more than 40 countries over a decade and expending its footprints by supplying the Drive train platform to Global leaders under EV solutions section.

Vision & Mission

Vision

We will be a 3000 Cr Global brand in diversified farm mechanization products and solutions by 2025.

Mission

We will accomplish our vision with undivided and undeterred commitment towards innovative quality products, through inspired individuals, simplified systems and 5X leadership.

Values

Board Of Directors

Mr. Arun V Surendra
Chairman
Mr. M. K. Bannerjee
Independent Director
Mr. K M Pai
Independent Director
Mr. V.T. Ravindra
Managing Director
Mrs. Siva Kameswari Vissa
Independent Director
Dr. Nandakumar Jairam
Independent Director
Mr. Rajen Padukone
Independent Director
Mr. V.V. Pravindra
Non-Executive Director
Mr. Ajith Kumar Rai
Independent Director

VST's Strong History

VST Tillers Tractors Ltd. is a division of the VST group, established by Late Sri. V.S. Thiruvengadaswamy Mudaliar in 1911. The group has expanded successfully to become the largest power tiller manufacturer in India and also made a global presence in more than 40 countries with its range of power tools and compact tractors.

  • 1967
  • 1972
  • 1977
  • 1982
  • 1987
  • 1992
  • 1997
  • 2002
  • 2007
  • 2012
  • 2017
  • 2023
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1967

Promoters of VST Motors Pvt Ltd Secures industrial license to Manufacture Power tiller.

The first Agro based Industry in Mysuru State was established .

  • 18th December 1967VST Tillers Tractors Limited gets its Certificate of Incorporation under the Companies Act 1956.
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1972

  • October 1972Excellent Rating by High level world bank delegates visiting the factory rating.
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1978

First batch power tiller export to African countries.

1981

Introduction of Power tiller with water cooled engine.

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1982

  • 3 August 19824WD tractors in the range of 14 to 20 BHP started.

1983

  • Technical collaboration with Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery (MAM) for the manufacturing of India 1st 4 wheel drive (WD) MT 180D.

1985 – 86

  • First product launch on 8th November 1985 by Mr. S. Inoue, President MAM.
  • Preferential capital of rupees 15 lakhs redeemed.
  • Subsidiary in Power tiller was introduce by Govt. of India.
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1989 – 90

  • 20th Feb 1989 Mr. V.T Velu relinquishes his post of Managing Director and takes over as Chairman after guiding the company for over two decades without drawing any remuneration Mr. V.P Mahendra succeeded him.
  • 01 July 1990 Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Devi Lal visits the factory and recommends subsidy for small tractors.
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1995

  • Central Agricultural Minister Shri. Balram Jhakar launches VST Shakti 130 DI Power Tiller.
  • VST precision components Ltd. was promoted by the company along with Kinsho-Matachi Corporation, Japan for the manufacture of the crucial engine components.
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1997

100% indigenisation of MT180 Tractors (without any imported parts)

1998

ISO 9001 Quality System Certification, VST Tillers Tractors Limited.

1999

QS 9000 Quality Management System Certification to Mysore Mysore.

2001

TS 16949 Quality Management system certification to Mysore plant.

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2003 -04

  • VST Precision Components merges with VST Tillers Tractors Ltd.
  • VST gets prestigious supply of 1500 tillers to Assam under the world bank scheme.
  • 10,000th power tillers rolled out
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2007

Joint venture agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited to manufacture Diesel engines at Mysuru.

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2013 -14

  • Setting up training center at Bhubaneswar in association with department of agriculture.
  • April 2013 launching of VT 224-1D ( 22 HP ) tractor.
  • Hosur plant inaugurated for the manufacturing of Tractor.

2015

  • Rolled out the 3,00,000th Power Tiller.
  • VTTL-PCD conferred with “Best Supplier Award” by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries –

2016

  • Rolled out VST Fieldtrac brand started International Operations.
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2018

  • The New facility for power tiller manufacturing started at Malur, Karnataka.
  • Company celebrated Golden Jubilee – completed 50 Years of operations in domestic Market.

2019

  • VST SHAKTI 270 MT HT Tractor launched.

2020

  • Launch of 171 Single Cylinder Tractor.
  • Launch of 30 HP tractor - First company to introduce 30 HP Tractor in Indian tractor Industry.
  • Launch of Viraaj Facelift Tractor Model for Domestic Market
  • Strategic alliance with Pubert India on May 12, 2020. to strengthen the VST’s focus to provide solutions for marginal farmers,

2021

Launched new products

  • 95 DI Ignito - India's 1st 9 HP Electric Start Power Tiller
  • High Quality brush cutter range (226 LD, 234 MD & 242 HD) - Made in Taiwan
  • Range of power weeders – RT 70 & FT 50
  • Multi-crop Reaper

Winner of prestigious CII Industrial Innovation Award 2021

2022

  • Launched 927 – a premium category Tractor for Orchard Farming
  • Launched FT 35 & 4 stroke brush cutter
  • Winner of prestigious CII Industrial Innovation Award 2022 for the 2nd consecutive year
  • IMEXI 2022 Award for Malur Plant by the Kaizen Hansei and Kaizen Institute, towards building a sustainable improvement-based culture of Operational Excellence
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2023

  • Rolled out 5,00,000th Power Tiller From Malur Plant
  • Achieved Highest Power Tiller sales 38,247
  • Launched 165 DI Electric Start Power Tiller
  • Achieved 1000 Cr. Sales and global foot prints at > 40 countries.
  • Signed JV with HTC investments a.s. ( Owner of Zetor Brand ) to bring in premium Premium range of Tractors in India

Awards

Among 25 most innovative
Indian companies
Among 50 most innovative
Indian companies
Hosur Plant first place in
the Exemplary category.
MT 932 - Most Innovative
Tractor of the year
VST 171 - Best
Tractor under 20HP
Silver Medal in
Operational Excellence
VST 165 DI ES Power Tiller
of the year
CII Quality
Circle award
Best Supplier Award
by MHI
Best Theme Award by
CII - Karnataka Circle

Certificates & Policies

  • ISO 9001:2015 Certificate
  • Bengaluru
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  • ISO 9001 Certificate
  • Bengaluru
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  • ISO 45001 : 2018 Certificate
  • Hosur
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  • ISO 14001 : 2015 Certificate
  • Hosur
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  • ISO 9001 : 2015 Certificate
  • Hosur
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As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, we dedicated INR 1.74 crores to the cause of promoting education in the city. By channeling resources into education, we aim to foster a highly educated workforce capable of effectively confronting the challenges that lie ahead.

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