Thu April 7 11:01 am 2016 in categories Product news, Company news

Nokian Hakka Truck Drive tyre for trucks and buses wins "busplaner" innovations prize

The new all-season tyre for buses from Nokian Heavy Tyres withstands slush and therefore convinced the readers of the industry magazine in the Technology category.

Nokian Hakka Truck Drive tyre for trucks and buses wins "busplaner" innovations prize

The new "Nokian Hakka Truck Drive" all-season tyre for buses by Nokian Heavy Tyres was selected by 43 percent of readers of busplaner, the German industry magazine for bus contractors and travel businesses, to stand on the winner's podium. The innovation: A V-shaped arrow pattern on the surface of the tyre prevents slush and snow from getting into the tread grooves. This maintains the grip on snow slush as well. During the wearing process, additional grooves gradually emerge and the lamellae automatically generate themselves.

The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive is an all-season drive tyre for long and medium distances in the freight and bus transport industry. The tyre was designed for the changing weather conditions in Central Europe, and has excellent wear resistance, a strong grip and very good driving stability. The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive completes the Nokian Hakka product family, which already includes tyres for the front axle and for trailers.

Safety and economy for the demanding needs of professional drivers

The truck and bus tyres from Nokian Tyres are designed for the demanding needs of professional drivers and for changing circumstances in order to ensure safe driving in all weather and road conditions. The extreme driving conditions are tested in all seasons in the company's own test centres in Ivalo in Finnish Lapland and at Nokia in Western Finland.

To facilitate further development, millions of kilometres are driven in different application environments and weather conditions with the tyres all year. Through close collaboration with traffic and transport businesses, Nokian Heavy Tyres is able to gain valuable experience from practice, aiding the design work. The purpose of the various tyre tests is to provide professional drivers the safest and most economical tyres in the market. The strong expertise of the company is based on long traditions: Nokian Tyres has developed the first winter tyre for the professionals of the heavy transport industry in 1934.

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Further information:


Nokian Tyres Europe
Nokian Tyres s.r.o
V Parku 2336/22
148 00 Praha 4
Czech Republic

Managing Director Central Europe Hannu Liitsola, Tel. +420 605 236 440 E-mail hannu.liitsola@nokiantyres.com 

Nokian Tyres Finland Headquarters
Nokian Tyres plc
Pirkkalaistie 7
P.O.Box 20
37101 Nokia

Product Manager Truck Tyres Teppo Siltanen, Tel. + 358 10 401 7709 E-Mail teppo.siltanen@nokiantyres.com 


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