Perhaps the world’s most comfortable pit stop
Vianor sells tyres for all of the most common vehicles: cars, vans, trucks, and special heavy machinery. In addition to Nokian Tyres branded products, the chain sells other leading tyre brands as well as a range of driving-related products such as rims, batteries, and shock absorbers.
In addition to its retail business, Vianor also operates in fleet business and as a wholesaler. The strongly seasonal nature of tyre retailing makes it challenging for traditional tyre businesses to be profitable all year round. Vianor’s range of services also includes tyre changes and installations, and, at many locations, oil changes, car servicing, and tyre storage services. The aim is for car servicing to contribute increasingly to Vianor’s growth and profitability.
The Vianor tyre chain operates in markets of strategic importance to Nokian Tyres, laying a foundation to enable the Group’s products to gain a strong share of the market. In 2015, Vianor provided the best network for sales of Nokian Tyres’ products in the Group’s core markets.
Transforming the operating model of the outlets from tyre sales towards car servicing is an ongoing process supported by investments and acquisitions of local car servicing companies. By the end of 2015, 64 companies had been acquired in the Nordic countries and their car servicing operations integrated into existing Vianor outlets.