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Additional size joins Nokian Tractor King range

Additional size joins Nokian Tractor King range

6th April 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s almost two years since the reign of the Nokian Tractor King began, and this regally-titled agricultural tyre range has more than doubled in size since coming to market. It is growing again in 2020 with the addition of a dimension that Nokian Heavy Tyres says expands the tyre family’s potential even further.

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Coronavirus stunts Nokian Tyres’ dividend – for now

3rd April 2020 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres has announced a dividend of 0.79 euros per share for the 2019 financial year, paypayble 17 April 2020. In addition, the company’s Board of Directors is authorised to approve an additional dividend payment of up to 0.79 euros per share “at a later stage when Nokian Tyres is able to make a more reliable estimate on the impacts of the COVID-19 to the company’s business.” This authorisation is valid until the company’s next Annual General Meeting.

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Jukka Hienonen becomes chairman of Nokian Tyres’ BoD

3rd April 2020 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres has appointed Jukka Hienonen chairman of its Board of Directors. Kari Jordan is deputy chairman.

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Nokian Tyres stopping production for two weeks in April

27th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Employee cooperation negotiations concerning Nokian Tyres’ workforce in Finland have concluded. The outcome of these negotiations is that all 1,630 employees of Nokian Tyres plc, Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd, Vianor Holding Oy and Vianor Oy will be temporarily laid off. The length of time that each employee will be laid off depends upon their function within the company, however Nokian says nobody will be laid off for more than 90 days this year or, in the case of Vianor Oy, between now and February 2021.

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Nokian Tyres withdraws financial guidance for 2020

27th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the uncertainty it has created within the automotive and tyre market, the Board of Directors of Nokian Tyres plc has decided to withdraw the company’s financial guidance for 2020 that it published on 4 February 2020. Due to the prevailing uncertainties, the Board is not in a position to give a new guidance.

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Nokian Tyres temporarily closes US and Russian factories

26th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Nokian Tyres will temporarily cease production at its factories in the USA and Russia. The plant in Dayton, USA will close on Friday for a minimum of two weeks. At Nokian Tyres' Russian factory, the production shutdown will start on Monday, 30 March and will last for a week. Nokian Tyres will continue supplying customers through its regional warehouses.

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Nokian Tyres adjusting output in Russia, freezes hiring at new USA plant

Nokian Tyres adjusting output in Russia, freezes hiring at new USA plant

24th March 2020 | 0 Comments

In addition to the temporary layoffs planned for its factory in Finland and announced last week, Nokian Tyres is implementing changes at its other sites in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Production output in Russia will be flexibly adjusted “in line with global demand." While the ramp-up of Nokian’s new plant in the USA continues, the company has postponed recruitment of additional employees. Furthermore, work on the new test centre in Spain has also temporarily stopped, delaying the project.

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Nokian Tyres consulting on up to 90-day factory lay-offs

Nokian Tyres consulting on up to 90-day factory lay-offs

18th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres plc has entered into “employee cooperation negotiations” regarding planned temporary lay-offs affecting Nokian Tyres plc personnel based in Finland.

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Nokian launches next-generation winter truck tyre

Nokian launches next-generation winter truck tyre

17th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Sales of the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E winter tyre and compatible Noktop Hakkapeliitta E retreading materials have exceeded a million units during their decade or so on the market. But all good things come to an end, and it is time to make way for an improved product. Nokian Tyres is introducing the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E2 as a “true next-generation drive axle tyre for extreme winter conditions.”

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Winter grip & sporty performance – Nokian Snowproof P

Winter grip & sporty performance – Nokian Snowproof P

13th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres is launching a successor to its Nokian WR A4. It calls this new addition to its cold-weather portfolio the Nokian Snowproof P and describes it is a “sporty and modern combination of high-performance handling and reliable winter grip.”

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Nokian suspends international travel due to Covid-19

Nokian suspends international travel due to Covid-19

10th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres’ supply chain is unaffected, but the company has activated its “global Business Continuity Program” and is carefully reviewing advice in light of the Covid-19 epidemic. According to Nokian Head of Global Security Jukka Rikkinen, one specific change is that Nokian has “temporarily suspended international business travel.”

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Commercial production starts at Nokian Tyres’ USA plant

Commercial production starts at Nokian Tyres’ USA plant

10th March 2020 | 0 Comments

After several months of test production, Nokian Tyres’ new factory in the USA has begun making tyres destined for retail sale. Now that the tyre maker has reached this milestone on schedule, it will steadily increase volume throughout the year and will continue growing it until reaching an annual capacity of four million tyres by 2023.

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A ‘more balanced’ portfolio: Nokian Tyres courts summer, all-season tyre buyers

A ‘more balanced’ portfolio: Nokian Tyres courts summer, all-season tyre buyers

3rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres has traditionally focused first and foremost on winter tyres, and these products currently account for around 70 per cent of the company’s passenger vehicle tyre business. But a reputation as a winter specialist means the brand hasn’t gained significant traction in markets where winter tyres find little favour, such as the UK. The tyre maker intends to rectify this.

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US association welcomes Nokian Tyres as country’s newest tyre maker

US association welcomes Nokian Tyres as country’s newest tyre maker

20th February 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) shares that Nokian Tyres has signed up as its 13th member. The company, which opened its factory in Dayton, Tennessee in October 2019 and is currently preparing to start commercial production, joins an association that represents more than four-fifths of the national tyre manufacturing industry.

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Nokian Tyres appoints new general counsel

Nokian Tyres appoints new general counsel

18th February 2020 | 0 Comments

On 26 February, Jaana Klinga will join Nokian Tyres as the company’s new General Counsel. She comes to the tyre maker from PwC Finland, where she worked for the previous four years as a partner and general counsel, and held overall responsibility for the firm’s legal matters and played a key role in its risk management and compliance. Klinga holds a Master of Laws degree from Helsinki University.

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