Monarch Tractor and VST Tillers Tractors Ltd. Announce Technical Partnership

Monarch Tractor announced a technical partnership with VST Tillers Tractors Ltd. The two companies have worked collaboratively for over a year on the technical development of tractor hardware for the first series of Monarch Tractors. Monarch Tractor launched the world’s first fully electric, driver-optional, smart tractor on December 8th, 2020. Both companies focus on providing solutions for customers in the compact tractor category.

“The Monarch Tractor offers incredible innovation in a compact form,” said Praveen Penmetsa, co-founder & CEO, Monarch Tractor. “Coupling Monarch’s intelligence with tested hardware from an international brand in the compact tractor segment ensures our robust tractor exceeds global standards.”

For over five decades, VST Tillers Tractors Limited, has pioneered development of power tillers, tractors, engines, transmissions, power reapers, and precision components with manufacturing facilities in Hosur, Maluru and Mysuru, and corporate offices in Bangalore.

“Electric and driver-optional technology is the latest advancement in agriculture mechanisation and specifically tractor technology,” said Antony Cherukara, CEO, VST Tillers Tractors Ltd. “VST Tillers Tractors Ltd. is excited to be part of this journey along with Monarch Tractor and look forward to taking this advanced electric tractor technology tailored for introduction across various markets including India.”

Farmers today face numerous challenges including labor shortages, effects of climate change, safety concerns, increased customer scrutiny for sustainability demands, government regulations, and more. The award-winning Monarch Tractor addresses these issues by combining electrification, automation, machine learning, and data analysis to enhance farmer’s existing operations, increase labor productivity and safety, and maximize yields to cut overhead costs and emissions. By utilizing parts in partnership with established brands like VST Tillers Tractors Ltd., Monarch is able to deliver all this at an affordable price for farmers around the world.

About the Companies

Monarch Tractor: Monarch Tractor is working to utilize 21st-century technology to empower farmers by enabling profitable implementation of sustainable and organic practices. The Monarch tractor platform combines mechanization, automation, and data analysis to enhance farmer’s existing operations, alleviate labor shortages, and maximize yields. For more information, visit

VST Tillers Tractors Ltd.: VST Tillers Tractors Ltd. was established in the year 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 company is now the largest manufacturer of Power Tillers in India.


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