Nokian Tyres Increases Production at the Finnish Factory

Nokian Tyres plc is increasing its production capacity for passenger car tires at the Finnish factory by approximately 30% by starting to run in four shifts. With this capacity increase, approximately 70 new people will be hired for passenger car tire production in Nokia, Finland.

The recruiting begins immediately and will be executed by the Nordic Agency. Production will run four shifts at the latest in the beginning of August 2021. The flexible working hours contract covering passenger car tire production in 2021 has been extended to last until the end of 2022. The contract ensures job security: during the contract period, there will be no layoffs or terminations of employment due to financial or production-related reasons.

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Nokian Tyres’ Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report 2020

Nokian Tyres reached several sustainability milestones in 2020:

  • Nokian Tyres was the first tire company to have its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
  • Our new factory in the US received LEED v4 Silver certification for green building.
  • 100% of all waste was recycled in Finland, and 99% in Russia and in the US.
  • Our injury frequency rate LTIF has dropped 73% from 2015.
  • We have lowered the rolling resistance of our tires by 8.5% on average since 2013, which means less fuel and less CO2 emissions.

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The Nokian Tyres’ Administration Building in Dayton, US Earns LEED v4 Gold Certification

The solar-powered administration building at Nokian Tyres’ North American production facility has earned LEED v4 Gold certification, the latest achievement in the company’s quest to serve as a sustainability leader in the tire industry.

Inspectors highlighted the administration building’s innovation in design, energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality as key drivers of the high certification level. Design innovations include solar power, low-emitting building materials and a high level of natural lighting throughout the facility. 

The accomplishment, coupled with LEED v4 Silver certification of the attached production facility, makes the company’s Dayton, Tennessee complex one of the most eco-friendly in the tire industry. 

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Nokian targets tire made from 100% recycled and renewable materials

Nokian Tires says it intends to develop a tire concept that uses 100% recycled materials by 2025.

“We develop our winter tires with decades of knowledge of winter conditions. Each new generation builds on the previous, as we are continuously learning and developing new ways to safely adapt to the changing world around us,” said Anu Moisio, brand manager for Nokian Tyres. 

“We want the drivers who choose Nokian Tyres products to know that not only can they safeguard their families’ journeys with their tire choice, but that their decision will also respect the world we all live in.”

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Nokian Tyres to Add 150 Jobs at Tennessee Factory

DAYTON, TENN. (AP) — Nokian Tyres says it plans to add 150 jobs in the first half of this year at its Tennessee factory.

The Finland-based company says that it is looking for workers at its Dayton facility in mixing, tire production, maintenance and logistics areas, and those interested in general factory overhead and quality control.

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Nokian Tyres Introduces New Hakkapeliitta 10 Winter Tire


Nokian Tyres is releasing what the company calls its new flagship product: the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 studded tire for passenger cars and SUVs.

The company says the tire’s double-stud technology is suitable for all winter conditions and offers balanced grip and controlled handling on ice, snow, and bare roads alike.

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Nokian Publishes Plan to Achieve CO2 Reduction Targets

Nokian Tyres has published a plan from Teppo Huovila, Nokian global vice president of quality and sustainability, detailing how the company plans to achieve its CO2 emissions reduction targets.

Nokian says it has already been working for over 10 years in order to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The company says the rolling resistance of its tires, which is one of the factors affecting fuel economy, has been reduced by an average of 8% from the 2013 level, and if the company chooses 2005 as the benchmark, the improvement has been approximately 20%. Factory CO2 emissions per tire have been reduced by 44% between 2013 and 2019, Nokian adds.

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Nokian Tire adds six new sizes to Hakkapeliitta TRI tractor tire

Nokian Tires announced it has added six new sizes to the Hakkapeliitta TRI tire made specially for compact tractors and other compact machinery.

From hot tarmac to icy roads, Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI offers a superior all-season performance with unsurpassed winter properties. This versatility has made it a favorite among contractors that have varying jobs in different seasons.

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Nokian Tyres Celebrates Pair of Sustainability Milestones

One year after Nokian Tyres opened its North American tire production facility in Dayton, Tennessee, the company says it is celebrating a pair of milestones.

The factory’s production building has earned LEED v4 Silver certification, and the company is opening what it calls an “eco-friendly, life-driven administration building” on the 135-acre campus.

Nokian says the facility earned LEED v4 Silver certification thanks to a range of sustainable elements, including:

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Nokian Tyres Ceo’s 100-Day Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on global car and tire demand. Despite this, Nokian Tyres’ short-term priorities are clear: “We will continue to provide our customers and consumers with world-class products and services, while at the same time keeping costs under strict control. We will prioritize cash flow by cutting back investments and actively managing working capital,” says Jukka Moisio, President and CEO of Nokian Tyres. “In this volatile market environment, our focus in the second half of 2020 is tactical. A more thorough review of our longer-term growth strategy will take place once the market has stabilized.”

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