Nokian To Produce Commercial Tyres In The USA
Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian has confirmed that the company intends to produce commercial tyres in the USA as soon as possible. The first products will be forest tyres, followed by industrial tyres.A spokesman for Nokian said that it had not yet been decided whether the company would build its own factory in the USA, whether there would be some kind of joint venture co-operation, or whether tyres would be manufactured in an off-take agreement.
The Finnish company has been active in the US and Canadian markets for some years.Nokian is one of the world’s fastest-growing tyre manufacturers and concentrates heavily on niche markets, including winter tyres for western Europe and Scandinavia, heavy forest tyres and industrial tyres. Other tyres, notably truck tyres and high-performance passenger car tyres, were sourced through Sumitomo Rubber Industries.