Tue May 9 11:00 am 2006 in category Product news
Nokian Tyres plc
Press Release May 9, 11 am.

VIANOR AND AMRING TO START CO-OPERATION IN SWEDEN


Nokian Tyres owned Vianor AB tyre chain in Sweden has made a partner agreement with Amring Verkstäder AB according to which 9 Amring outlets joined Vianor tyre chain and became Vianor Partner outlets as of 2.5.2006. The agreement gives Amring outlets the rights to utilize Vianor brand and chain marketing, Vianor’s call center services and personnel training programmes.

"The agreement is very valuable opening of our partner concept because it will expand the distribution of Nokian branded tyres in Sweden. In addition Vianor's geographical coverage will widen and brand awareness increase”, says Mr. Seppo Kupi, Managing Director of Vianor Holding.

Vianor tyre chain in Sweden now includes a total of 55 own outlets and 10 Vianor Partner outlets. Vianor has a total of approximately 200 outlets in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Russia. Vianor sells car and van tyres, truck tyres as well as heavy tyres. In addition to Nokian brand Vianor's product range covers also other leading tyre brands and automotive products. Vianor's net sales in 2005 was EUR 235.1 million and the chain employed a total of 1,250 people.

During the last few years Vianor network has been expanded especially in Sweden and in Russia. Approximately 30% on Nokian Tyres annual sales in Nordic countries goes through Vianor.


For further information, please contact:

Vianor Holding
Seppo Kupi, Managing Director
Tel. +358 (0)3 340 7634
seppo.kupi@vianor.com