Nokian Tyres and Valtra have set the world record for snow removal with an autonomous tractor. The speed record was set in March 2018 using an unmanned Valtra T254 Versu tractor equipped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI tyres. Operated without a driver, the tractor ploughed snow on a closed road in Southern Finland at 73.171 km/h (45.466 mph).
Timo Tervolin has been appointed as vice president, strategy and corporate development and a member of Nokian Tyres’ management team. According to the company, his responsibilities will include leading Nokian’s strategy process and strategic programmes, mergers and acquisitions, and monitoring markets and competition.