The basics

Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer. It promotes and facilitates safe driving in demanding conditions. We are the only tyre manufacturer to focus on products for demanding conditions and customer requirements. Innovative tyres for passenger cars, trucks, and heavy machinery are mainly marketed in areas with snow, forests and challenging driving conditions caused by varying seasons. We develop our products with the goals of sustainable safety and environmental friendliness throughout the product’s entire life cycle.

In 2015, the company’s Net sales were approximately EUR 1,4 billion, and it employed 4,400 people at the end of year. Nokian Tyres’ stock is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

Business units

Innovative tyres for passenger cars, trucks, and heavy machinery are mainly marketed in areas with snow, forests and challenging driving conditions caused by varying seasons. Nokian Tyres group includes the Vianor tyre retail chain with wholesale and retail business in Nokian Tyres’ primary markets.

Market areas

We are the only tyre manufacturer in the world focusing on customer needs and products specific to northern conditions. We market our products in regions where there are snow, forests and demanding driving conditions caused by changing seasons.

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Production

Key products are produced in our factories in Nokia, Finland and in Vsevolozhsk, Russia. Certain products are produced by off-take contract manufacturers in factories where the quality level corresponds to Nokian Tyres’ high standards.

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Since the beginning, Nokian Tyres has called North its home

Nokian Tyres plc was founded in 1988 and the company’s roots go back all the way to 1898, when Suomen Gummitehdas Oy, or Finnish Rubber Factory, was established. 

History of Nokian Tyres

1898

The Finnish Rubber Works is founded

1934

The world’s first winter tyre, The Weather tyre

1995

Nokian Tyres plc shares float on the Helsinki Stock Exchange

2005

Nokian Tyres' second factory started production in Vsevolozhsk, Russia

2013

New Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 and new world record for fastest car on ice, 335.713 km/h (208.602 mph)

2015

The world’s first winter tyre with wet grip and fuel efficiency in the EU tyre label’s best A class