Smart Tires Are Coming – How Consumers Will Benefit from Sensor Technology

The automatization of traffic is advancing, which also sets new requirements for car tires. When a car is not human-controlled, it must be able to individually observe driving conditions via sensors installed on tires, for example. The old and familiar safety characteristics, such as grip on ice and aquaplaning resistance, will be joined by technology that produces real-time data.  

– If a car does not have an active driver to ensure that the tires are safe to use, safety needs to be measured in another way, says Mika Penttilä, Head of Digital Technology for Nokian Tyres 

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Nokian Invites Drivers to Share Road Trip Stories

Nokian Tyres plc is inviting drivers to share information about their favorite road trips via the new website. “One lucky U.S. driver who enters a road trip will win a set of tires from Nokian and several runners-up will receive secondary prizes,” say company officials.


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Nokian Tyres Factory Earns ISO 9001 Certification


Less than six months after opening, Nokian Tyres ’ factory in Dayton, Tennessee, earned ISO 9001 certification earlier this year.

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The achievement affirms that the company has implemented rigorous quality management processes at the facility.

The process includes audits by an independent, external certification body and by internal staff trained for the process. All three of Nokian Tyres’ global factories have now achieved ISO 9001 certification.

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Finnish tyre maker Nokian Tyres names Moisio as CEO

(Reuters) – Finnish tyre maker Nokian Tyres Plc (TYRES.HE) said late on Tuesday its board has appointed Jukka Moisio as chief executive, taking over from Hille Korhonen, whose three-year tenure was marked by decline of almost 50% in the company’s value.

Moisio, who headed packaging firm Huhtamaki (HUH1V.HE) from 2008 to 2019, will start on Wednesday.

“Jukka Moisio has a proven record in successfully leading stock listed companies and company turnarounds, delivering strong financial performance and shareholder returns,” Chairman Jukka Hienonen said in a statement.

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Nokian has emissions targets approved

Nokian Tyres has had its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. The targets cover emissions from Nokian’s operations, and make it the first tire company to receive this approval. Commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 cover scope 1 for direct emissions and scope 2 for indirect emissions from purchased energy. By 2030, Nokian is committed to reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions by 40% per ton using 2015 as a base year.

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Tyre maker Nokian completes U.S. factory investment – Reuters

HELSINKI, March 9 (Reuters) – Finnish tyre maker Nokian Tyres has begun producing tyres for commercial sale at its new U.S. factory in Dayton, Tennessee, the company said on Monday. The $360 million investment was announced in 2017 by Nokian which previously had a large plant in Russia and a smaller one in Finland. Last year, Nokian said it aimed to double its sales in North America within five years, from 194.5 million euros ($217 million) and a little over 12% of its total sales in 2018.

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Nokian One HT makes its North American market debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nokian One HT, the newest all-season tire for light trucks and SUVs from Nokian Tyres P.L.C, has been released for sale at retailers throughout North America.

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Nokian Tyres becomes 13th USTMA member

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association has accepted Nokian Tyres P.L.C. — which opened its first U.S. factory, in Dayton, Tenn., in 2019 — as its 13th member.

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Finnish tyre maker Nokian beats forecasts despite gloomy outlook – Reuters

Feb 4 (Reuters) – Finnish tyre maker Nokian said on Tuesday its fourth-quarter operating profit fell 13.8% year-on-year to 101 million euros ($111.6 million), above the average 98.7 million expected by analysts in a Refinitiv poll. . Shares in the company initially rose 3.2% following the report but dropped to around -0.9% by 1300 GMT, having hit a more than four-year low at the end January when the company gave a gloomy outlook for 2020.

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Pirelli, Nokian rebuff merger-talk reports


LONDON — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has dismissed reports that it is in talks with Finnish tire maker Nokian Tyres P.L.C. over a possible merger.

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