VST Tillers Tractors Ltd was established near Bangalore, India in 1965 by Mr. Shri V.T.Krishnamoorthy in association with Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery of Japan. VST built small engines and tillers under the VST Shakti brand name. Tractor production began in 1984, again with cooperation from Mitsubishi. They have produced tractors and tillers under various names, including Shakti, Mitsubishi-Shakti, Eurotrac-VST, Eurotrac, Euro-Trac, VST and VST-Shakti, and shipped to various parts of the world, including the USA. VST Tillers Tractors is a part of the VST Group. Combines have been built/sold under the Kukje Shakti name, in cooperation with Kukje of South Korea.
In 2009, VST built 3,758 tractors and 19,068 tillers. In 2010, VST began building a tractor for Sonalika International to market outside of India as a Solis branded tractor.
MHI-VST Diesel Engines Private Limited is a joint venture company for building diesel engines.