Nokian Tire introduces new excavator tire: Nokian Ground Kare

Nokian Tires unveils its latest addition to its excavator and backhoe loader tire range for meadows, roads and railways, the Nokian Ground Kare.

The recent trends in earthmoving include big, multi-function machines with heavy work attachments requiring bigger load-bearing capacity from a tire. Another change is towards faster and longer road transports, which means the tires must offer good road handling properties and withstand the wear and tear of paved roads.

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Nokian Tyres seeks to gain traction in North America with new factory – Reuters

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HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnish tire maker Nokian Tyres expects its new U.S. factory in Tennessee to help it double its sales in North America, especially by expanding its all-season tire sales in the region, the company said on Thursday. The company, which has previously concentrated mostly on winter tire sales in Russia and Europe, said the new facility would allow it to seek growth in the significantly larger all-season tire market in North America.

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Nokian on schedule to start production in early 2020 at U.S. plant

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DAYTON, Tenn. — Eighteen months after breaking ground on its first North American tire facility, Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is on schedule to begin producing tires commercially by early 2020.

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Survey shows consumers want smart tires that adapt to the conditions

Increasingly more smart technology and artificial intelligence are being introduced into tires and vehicles.

According to a survey commissioned by Nokian Tyres, 34% of European drivers hope that in future, their tires will adapt to the weather conditions.

The Internet of Things is rapidly being introduced into consumer products. Sensors in these products can measure, identify and react to changes in the environment. A smart tire, for example, can monitor itself and its surroundings.

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Nokian to begin hiring at Tennessee tire plant

DAYTON, Tenn.—Nokian has posted the “Help Wanted” sign outside of its tire plant in eastern Tennessee.

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Nokian recognised for sustainability efforts

Nokia, Finland – Nokian Tyres has received a ‘silver class’ distinction in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2019, the Finnish tire maker announced 14 Feb.

RobecoSAM carries out an annual evaluation of companies’ efforts to minimise the environmental-impact of their products and activities.

Nokian, which last year received a ‘bronze’ rating, is following a sustainability-improvement plan, with several specific targets for 2020.

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Nokian rolls out Hakkapeliita winter tire line for light trucks

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NOKIA, Finland — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has developed a premium winter tire for light trucks, the Hakkapeliita LT3, which is offered with stainless studs for areas where studs are allowed.

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Nokian Tires appoints new Finance lead for the Americas Region

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Nokian Tires announced it has hired Stephen DeCastro to lead North American financial operations from the company’s new office in Nashville, Tennessee. DeCastro will serve as Nokian Tires’ Head of Finance and Controlling for the Americas region.

“We are excited to welcome Stephen to our team,” said Nokian Tires Senior Vice President, Americas Mark Earl. “His experience will help us build scalable financial systems that will support our growth.”

Stephen DeCastro | © Nokian Tires

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Nokian opens new research center for heavy duty tires in Finland

Nokian Tires announced it has opened a new research and development center in Nokia, Finland to address demand for premium heavy duty tires.

The modern research and development center accelerates the testing phase of new tire models, maintaining the premium quality that Nokian Tires has been known for 120 years.

“In the entire history of Nokian Tires, this is the most remarkable investment in the product development of heavy tires”, says Nokian Heavy Tires R & D Manager Kalle Kaivonen.

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Nokian sees North American sales doubling in five years

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NOKIA, Finland — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is looking to double its sales in North America in the coming five years, CEO and President Hille Korhonen said in Nokian’s third-quarter financial results presentation.

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