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Test World assessing tyre studs for Finnish transport agency

Test World assessing tyre studs for Finnish transport agency

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Millbrook’s Test World facility in Finland has been selected as the official partner of Traficom, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, to carry out assessments across the studded tyre market. Test World will work with Traficom over a period of three years, beginning this summer.

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A million tyre selfies with SnapSkan

A million tyre selfies with SnapSkan

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

In the two and a half years since Nokian Tyres first invited motorists to drive into its SnapSkan machine and take photos of their tyres, a million cars have been through SnapSkan units in Finland and Norway. What Nokian has found upon reaching the seven-digit milestone in May is that a tenth of all drivers are taking a risk by driving on tyres with insufficient tread depth. The issue of insufficient tread depth is more pronounced for summer tyres, the tyre maker adds.

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Court confirms sentences for misappropriation of Nokian Tyres’ business secrets

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The sentencing of nine former Nokian Tyres employees for the misappropriation of business secrets has been welcomed by both the tyre maker and by Black Donuts Engineering – albeit for different reasons. Both parties now look forward to progressing beyond the case, which has been ongoing since 2011.

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Nokian Tyres refinances with €100 million sustainability loan

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Emit less gas in the workplace, be nice to others, be safe – and save money by doing so. Sound like a good idea? Nokian Tyres thinks it is, so much so that the company has signed a sustainability linked loan agreement with the OP Corporate Bank. The 100-million-euro loan with a five-year term is being used to pay off a similar-sized loan that is due in May.

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Nokian Tyres: US factory launch team training in Europe

Nokian Tyres: US factory launch team training in Europe

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a month of orientation, Nokian Tyres has sent the first group of employees hired for its new factory in the USA on a six-week training experience at its facilities in Russia and Finland. The training trip’s aim is to equip members of the Dayton, Tennessee plant launch team with the skills they’ll need when beginning the production process ramp-up ahead of the start of commercial production in 2020.

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TYRES: Nokian Tyres chancing stock exchange symbol

16th May 2019 | 0 Comments

From the start of trading on Monday 20 May 2019, the stock symbol used to represent Nokian Tyres plc on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange will change from NRE1V to TYRES. The tyre maker’s ISIN is FI0009005318.

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STARCO dual wheels now an option for Valtra tractors

STARCO dual wheels now an option for Valtra tractors

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Around 30 years ago, tractor manufacturer Valtra implemented a radical strategic change that resulted in the production of machinery that is amongst the most customisable in the world. Pretty much every Valtra tractor is unique, and a third of the approximately 9,000 Valtra tractors manufactured last year went through a customising studio called Unlimited. Now, for the first time, buyers can select STARCO dual wheels on their new tractor as part of this customisation process.

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Nokian’s US staff travelling to Europe for training

8th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres is sending the first group of US employees from its Dayton, Tennessee factory to Europe for training. After a month of orientation, Nokian reports that it is sending the staff group on a six-week training trip to its facilities in Russia and Finland.

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Fortum claims 80 per cent battery recycling rate

Fortum claims 80 per cent battery recycling rate

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

All the data shows that in the years to come electrification will rapidly increase battery demand. A new solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum purportedly makes over 80 per cent of the electric vehicle (EV) battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals back into circulation and resolves the sustainability gap by reducing the need to mine cobalt, nickel etc.

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Test World opens newly expanded indoor proving ground

Test World opens newly expanded indoor proving ground

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Test World officially opened additional new indoor test facilities at its Ivalo, Finland operation on 27 March 2019, signalling the culminating of that latest part of a multi-million-euro series of investments in Test World. The recently constructed indoor facilities increase Test World’s capacity for year-round cold weather testing, allowing for simultaneous testing on snow, ice, and wet and dry asphalt, 365 days a year.

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Nokian Tyres: Test rigging case referred to Prosecutor’s Office

Nokian Tyres: Test rigging case referred to Prosecutor’s Office

28th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Finland’s central police agency, the National Bureau of Investigation, has completed its pre-trial investigation related to Nokian Tyres and accusations of tyre test rigging. It has referred the case to the Prosecutor’s Office of Helsinki.

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Test World wins Tire Industry Supplier of the Year Award again

Test World wins Tire Industry Supplier of the Year Award again

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Test World has won the ‘Tire Industry Supplier of the Year’ award at the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2019. According to the company, the win recognises continued investment in Test World, with expanded indoor test facilities due to be officially opened during a ceremony on the 27 March.

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Nokian named as a sustainable company in RobecoSAM Yearbook

Nokian named as a sustainable company in RobecoSAM Yearbook

14th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres has received the Silver Class distinction in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2019. RobecoSAM is an expert on sustainability whose annual assessment is considered to be a particularly reliable and comprehensive report of how sustainability is implemented in companies around the world.

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Nokian Tyres building off-highway tyre R&D centre

Nokian Tyres building off-highway tyre R&D centre

21st November 2018 | 0 Comments

According to Nokian Tyres, global demand for premium heavy tyres is rising and new, larger tyres for bulkier machinery need to be developed. To meet this demand, the tyre maker’s Nokian Heavy Tyres unit will erect a new research and development centre in Nokia, Finland next year.

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Nokian Tyres: SnapSkan shows dangerously low tread on more than 1 in 10 cars

Nokian Tyres: SnapSkan shows dangerously low tread on more than 1 in 10 cars

18th September 2018 | 0 Comments

During the summer months of June to August, the SnapSkan tyre scanning technology from Nokian Tyres measured the condition of tyres fitted to almost 200,000 cars in Finland’s largest cities. What these free tests showed is that up 13 per cent of all cars scanned were fitted with summer tyres that have what the tyre maker calls a “dangerously low tyre tread depth.”

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