Nokian TMS shows 13% of Finnish motorists drive on tires with dangerously low tread depth

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This summer drivers in Finland have been using SnapSkin, a digital tire monitoring service (TMS) from Nokian Tyres, to measure their car tires. Worryingly, results have shown that up to 13% of the vehicles examined are equipped with poor summer tires. In heavy rain, the good condition of summer tires is invaluable for safety.

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Nokian completes winter truck tire range with Hakkapeliitta Truck T

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Nokian announced it has completed its flagship winter product line with the launch of the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck T, a new tire specially designed for trailer use.

Harsh winter conditions set special demands for trailer tires as well. Particularly lateral and braking grip are needed when hauling a timber trailer on small forest roads or moving heavy loads on curly mountain roads covered with ice. The new Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck T gives you more confidence in these extreme circumstances.

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Progress continues on Nokian’s plant in Tennessee

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DAYTON, Tenn.—Nokian Tyres North America reports construction of its plant in Dayton is progressing and is on schedule to meet the company’s goal of starting commercial-scale production by 2020.

According to the company, there are 250 construction workers on site at the Dayton location and, to date, around 70,000 labor hours have been worked.

Construction of the production building, the largest and most complex area in the facility, has begun, with more than 6,000 cubic yards of concrete having been poured for foundation and piles drilled down to the bedrock.

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Nokian Tyres increases production at the Nokia factory, running four shifts

Nokian Tyres plc is increasing its production capacity for passenger car tyres at the Nokia factory by approximately 30% by starting to run in four shifts. With this capacity increase, more than 80 new people will be hired for passenger car tyre production in Nokia.

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Nokian to focus on sustainability at new test facility

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Santa Cruz De La Zarza, Spain — Nokian Tyres PLC has said stepped up its focus on sustainability with the construction of a new technology centre in the Spanish town of Santa Cruz De La Zarza.

In addition to allowing for year-round testing of summer, all-season and winter tires, the tech centre—Nokian’s third globally—will focus on the cultivation of the guayule plant and its and utilization in the manufacturing of tires that demonstration environmentally friendly characteristics.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Nokian Tires to build new testing and technology center in Spain

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Nokian Tires has launched the construction of a new testing and technology center in Spain. The groundbreaking ceremony was held this Friday on the grounds of the new center in Santa Cruz de la Zarza. The first test tracks will be completed next year, and the technology center is expected to be fully operational in 2020.

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Nokian Tyres: ‘Good development’ despite currency headwinds in Q1 2018

Although held back by exchange rate effects, net sales at Nokian Tyres were higher in the first three months of 2018 than a year earlier. Sales were up 3.1 per cent to 336.0 million euros; had the exchange rate effect been neutral, the tyre maker estimates that net sales would have increased 9.3 per cent year-on-year. Nevertheless, Hille Korhonen, president and chief executive officer of Nokian Tyres, referred to the result as “a good start of the year.”

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Nokian hires Clayco as design partner for U.S. plant

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COLCHESTER, Vt—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is partnering with turnkey retail development firm Clayco Inc. to design and construct its $360 million tire manufacturing plant in Dayton, Tenn.

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Nokian Tyres changes brand design

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Nokia, Finland – Nokian Tyres has changed its brand design is response to consumer trends and in order to become more attractive in the company’s strategic growth areas.

The Finnish tire maker said 6 March that the new brand, which uses simpler fonts compared to the previous design, reflected its “long history, sustainable business and Scandinavian values.”

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Nokian adding aramid technology to van, cargo tires

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COLCHESTER, Vt.—Nokian is adapting its aramid sidewall technology, using aramid fiber, to its lines of van and cargo tires, which typically are used on heavier vehicles navigating poor roads, gravel and over curbs.

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