Valtra is mainly a Finnish company manufacturing tractors. Today, together with the companies Fendt, Massey Fergyson and Challenger are the four brands of AGCO Comporation.
In 1979 η Volvo BM and Valmet formed a joint venture to manufacture tractors under the name Volvo BM - Valmet.
In 2001 η Partek purchased Valmet and the tractors where named Valtra-Valmet. Shortly afterwards it prevailed in the market with the name Valtra.
In 2004 AGCO acquired Valtra which was added to AGCO group.
In February 2015 a Valtra tractor driven by world champion Juha Kankkunen, wearing Nokian tires, wrote a new world speed record for 130 tractors, 165 km/h.