Nokian Hakkapeliitta 80 years
Champion of demanding winter weather
Born, grown and tested in the north. Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter tyres have made winter driving easier for over 80 years. The story of the master of extreme conditions is made of millions of kilometres, hundreds of test wins and several world records. Its mission still remains the same: more safety, more peace of mind.
Hakkapeliitta, the world's first winter tyre for passenger cars, saw the light of day in 1936. Read the tale of the snow and ice champion.
1900 - Birthplace at Gummitehdas
1930 - Hakkapeliitta is born
1940 - Military service
1950 - Haka-Hakkapeliitta and the age of the automobile
1960 - Studded Hakkapeliittas
1970 - Triumph of the radial tyre
1980 - Success in tests
1990 - Specialisation and green choices
2000 - Champion of demanding winter weather
2010 - Safety pioneer
Read about the history and present day of Nokian Tyres and the Hakkapeliitta by theme.