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Nokian Tyres’ new factory in USA supports company’s strategic growth plan

Nokian Tyres celebrated the Grand Opening of the new tire factory in USA on October 3, 2019. The factory is our first manufacturing facility in North America and located in Dayton (Rhea County), Tennessee. The annual capacity of the factory will be 4 million tires in 2023 with an expansion potential in the future. The site will also house a distribution facility with a storage capacity of 600,000 tires. We broke ground on the facility in fall 2017 and will begin tire production in 2020.  



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Nokian Tyres built SOMETHING SPECIAL 

Nokian Tyres broke ground on its $360 million manufacturing facility in Dayton, Tennessee in 2017 marking the start of the building work of their third factory. The new plant serves customers across the United States and Canada, concentrating on the production of North American-specific car and light truck all-season tires.

The Tennessee location will increase production and warehouse capacity, allowing Nokian Tyres to meet the increasing demand throughout North America. The new plant will be capable of producing four million tires annually with the room for expansion to meet future demand. The site will also house a distribution facility with a storage capacity of 600,000 tires. July 2019 was another milestone, as the first test tire was produced in the factory.

New factory in a nutshell

Nokian Tyres’ new factory in Dayton, Tennessee, US - New factory in a nutshell


"Nokian Tyres’ investment in Tennessee is supporting our growth ambition and commitment to serve our customers in North American market,” says Hille Korhonen, President and CEO, Nokian Tyres. “With increased plant capacity we will be able to add new North American specific products, reduce delivery times and strengthen our overall ability to serve our customers throughout the US and Canada.”

"With increased plant capacity we will be able to add new North American specific products, reduce delivery times and strengthen our overall ability to serve our customers throughout the US and Canada."
Hille korhonen, Nokian Tyres’ President and CEO

First tires will be produced in the new plant in 2020. The annual capacity of the factory will be 4 million tires in 2023. 

Investing in the future growth
While the Dayton factory will serve North American customers more efficiently, it will also release capacity from other factories to serve other growth markets. Total sales are estimated to increase and additional production capacity will be needed. All three factories will have important roles in Nokian Tyres’ growth plan, serving different market areas.

We will be able to strengthen our global competitive position by installing leading edge technology. Also having increased production capacity enables us to reduce delivery times, grow our product portfolio and strengthen our overall ability to serve our customers globally.

State of the art production
Nokian Tyres’ production plants are located in Finland and Russia. At the headquarters in Nokia, Finland, centralized product development is carried out and prototypes and test runs are completed. The Nokia factory manufactures car tires, heavy-duty tires, and retreading materials for truck tires. The combined production capacity in Nokia and in Russia Vsevolozhsk is more than 20 mill. tires. Read more about production