VST Tillers Tractors Ltd. (VST), one of India’s leading agricultural equipment manufacturers, is ranked among India’s 25 Most Innovative Companies of 2021 by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, former Chairman of CII and Chairman of CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2021, as well as Dr. S Chandrasekhar, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, presented the award to VST Tillers Tractors Limited.
The award assesses innovation, processes, products, services, technologies and approaches that have yielded quantifiable results. VST was honored with the âCII Industrial Innovation Awards 2021â during a virtual awards ceremony organized during the 27th edition of the DST-CII Technology Summit 2021.
Receiving the award, Mr. Antony Cherukara, CEO of VST Tillers Tractors Ltd., said: âWe are honored to receive this recognition from CII for excellence in innovation and delighted to be among the 25 most innovative companies in the country. . Innovation is essential to achieve breakthrough results and our team at VST is dedicated to bringing more innovative products to market. This award is a testament to our commitment to the farming community to offer high quality, innovative and sustainable products. “
VST presented its new state-of-the-art VST MT 932 – 30 HP tractor and VST 165 DI (16 HP) tiller for the awards.
The VST MT 932 – 30 HP tractor is the first stylish and versatile compact tractor with advanced technological features such as 9 + 3 synchronization, medium PTO, reverse PTO, shorter turning radius, high capacity hydraulic system and user comfort to increase productivity in the harshest farming conditions with lower fuel consumption.
The VST 165 DI (16 HP) two-wheel tractor features MDR technology (maneuverability, durability, reliability), the best power-to-weight ratio in its class, unique adjustable seating comfort for a long working time, ‘Wider rotation (750mm) for maximum coverage, and reliable operation.
The CII Industrial Innovation Awards were instituted in 2014 to identify and celebrate innovative Indian companies in all segments and sectors of the industry. The objective of this award is to encourage the industry to adopt a structured innovation framework in its operations and to periodically measure its performance on the way up the innovation value chain. The framework has been widely appreciated by the industry and the number of nominations for this coveted award has grown year on year. These innovation awards have also been instrumental in growing business opportunities for the winning companies. The award formulated a business innovation maturity framework that forms the basis for evaluating companies applying for the CII industrial innovation awards.
About VST Tillers Tractors Ltd.
VST Tillers Limited Tractors. was established in 1967 by the VST group of companies. With a legacy of over 53 years, VST continues to lead agricultural mechanization and empowerment of Indian farmers. The organization is India’s largest manufacturer of tillers, compact 4WD tractors and among the leading producers of other categories of precision tractors, engines, transmissions, combines and components. VST also exports products to European, Asian and African markets. To further strengthen its product portfolio and deliver world-class technology tailored to meet the needs of Indian customers, VST has entered into strategic alliances with Pubert of France for Power Weeders and Zetor of Czech Republic for Tractors.
VST believes in the use of electric, driver-optional and connected vehicle technologies to deliver sustainable, productive and profitable agricultural solutions and has made a strategic investment in Monarch Tractor (Zimeno Inc) – Manufacturer of the first fully electric intelligent tractor in the world, optional for the driver.