The success story of the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer has been written for 120 years already. Our long and colourful history continues to carry us forward. The expertise of the northern-born master of extreme conditions can be seen in innovations that offer safe driving and peace of mind to millions of road users.
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.
Take a trip into history
1900 - Birthplace at Gummitehdas1930 - Hakkapeliitta is born1940 - Military service1950 - Haka-Hakkapeliitta and the age of the automobile1960 - Studded Hakkapeliittas1970 - Triumph of the radial tyre1980 - Success in tests1990 - Specialisation and green choices2000 - Champion of demanding winter weather2010 - Safety pioneer
Read about the history and present day of Nokian Tyres and the Hakkapeliitta by theme.
Hakkapeliitta spiritFrom Nokia, for the worldHakkapeliittas on the rally coursesThe triumphant decadesThe joys and challenges of winter drivingStuds grip the road Relentless product development
The galleries present the history of Nokian Tyres in videos and images. Advertisements and historical photos are in their own collections.
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