Bengaluru-headquartered VST Group has determined to broaden its enterprise in all of the three verticals it operates, mentioned Managing Director Arun V. Surendra.
The 113-year-old enterprise conglomerate is a franchise vendor for luxurious and sports activities vehicles in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, manufactures farm tools and runs deposit taking NBFC Gove Finance Ltd.
In the automotive dealership house, VST Group plans to double its touchpoints from the current 50 to 100 within the subsequent three to 4 years and within the farm tools house to triple the income to ₹3,000 crore by FY26 by investing in rising markets and thru product innovation.
“Due to the changing lifestyles, we are seeing a rise in the luxury car sales in Tamil Nadu. It has crossed the pre-Covid level by more than 30-40% across all brands. Hence, it calls for expansion,” he mentioned in an interview.
With a greater street community and rising urbanisation of Tier II & III cities, growth throughout all manufacturers has already commenced and can proceed over the following two years. It entails an funding of ₹300-400 crore for land, constructing and equipment.
According to him, VST Group is the popular accomplice for 11 main manufacturers equivalent to Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar-Land Rover, Porsche, Kia, Volkswagen, BYD, Ducati, Tata Motors, Mahindra and Honda. It clocked a income of ₹2,000 crore.
Asserting that over 90% of VST tractors and tillers are offered within the Indian market, he mentioned that they plan to extend the share of exports to about 8-10% within the coming years by coming into new markets.
During FY23, VST Tillers Tractors Ltd., (VTTL) posted income of ₹1,006 crore. It has a tractor plant at Hosur, energy tillers at Malur and parts and implements at Mysuru.
VTTL has a three way partnership with Czech-based Zetor Tractors in India to make tractors beneath VST Zetor model.
“The first tractor of 50hp will be rolled out this year. With this launch, the share of VST in the higher HP sector in tractor volumes is expected to increase to 20% in the next two years,” he added.
Besides, VTTL has a minority stake within the US-based start-up Zimeno Inc., a number one electrical tractor producer. VTTL is the principle provider of the tractors from India whereas the ultimate meeting occurs within the USA.
“Additionally, we are actively pursuing strategic collaborations with global players to develop electric tractors for both domestic and international markets,” he mentioned.
Gove Finance is the lending arm of the Group for industrial car clients. “Going forward, we are planning to invest/partner with fintech companies to make the entire credit analysis of a customer more seamless and quicker,” he mentioned.