Nokian Tyres in brief

Nokian Tyres in brief

Nokian Tyres develops and manufactures premium tires for people who value safety, sustainability, and predictability. We aim to be the best tire choice for the people and the planet, and are committed to promoting safe and responsible driving culture. Our purpose is to empower the world to drive smarter.

In 2021, we employed some 4,900 people and the company’s net sales were 1.7 billion. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Business areas

We develop and manufacture high-quality winter, summer and all season tires for passenger cars, SUVs and vans. In addition, we are one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy special tires. Our group also includes the Vianor chain, specialising in vehicle maintenance and tire services.

Passenger car tires 
Heavy Tyres 
Vianor

Market areas

The Nordic countries, North America and Central Europe are important market areas for Nokian Tyres. Our innovative and pioneering products, high-quality services and strong distribution network strengthen our position in key markets.

Production

Nokian Tyres manufactures passenger car tires in its factories in Nokia, Finland and in Dayton, US. All heavy tires are manufactured at the Nokia factory except for tires for trucks and buses, which are designed in Finland and produced by off-take contract manufacturers in the EU. Investment in new production capacity in Europe is ongoing.

History of Nokian Tyres

Nokian Tyres plc was founded in 1988 and the company’s roots go back all the way to 1898, when Suomen Gummitehdas Oy, or Finnish Rubber Factory, was established. 

1898
The Finnish Rubber Works is founded
1934
The world’s first winter tire, The Weather tire
1995
Nokian Tyres plc shares float on the Helsinki Stock Exchange
2015
The world’s first winter tire with wet grip and fuel efficiency in the EU tyre label’s best A class
2020
Nokian Tyres’ third factory started production in Dayton, US
2021
Testing began at the Nokian Tyres Spain Test Center
2022
Pure safety with Hakkapeliitta R5
2022
Decision to invest in completely new capacity in Europe