Tag: Nokian

Nokian Tyres: Financial targets aim for faster growth in Europe, North America

Nokian Tyres: Financial targets aim for faster growth in Europe, North America

14th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The Board of Directors at Nokian Tyres has set new financial targets for 2019-2021. These targets include faster than market growth of more than five per cent CAGR, EBIT at 22 per cent and a shareholders’ dividend of more than 50 per cent of net earnings. Nokian says the financial targets will guide the company in reaching the strategic ambitions it set in early 2018, which include increasing sales by 50 per cent in Central Europe and doubling them in North America within the next five years.

Continue Reading

Powerproof – Nokian’s new UHP tyre

Powerproof – Nokian’s new UHP tyre

2nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

In addition to introducing the ‘three-season’ Wetproof today, Nokian Tyres has unveiled another key product in its new generation of summer tyres – the ultra-high-performance Powerproof.

Continue Reading

Three-season summer: Nokian Tyres unveils Wetproof

Three-season summer: Nokian Tyres unveils Wetproof

2nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Aquaplaning beware – you have a new nemesis. Nokian Tyres has thrown down the gauntlet with its introduction of the Nokian Wetproof, a product it calls the “enemy of aquaplaning.” And while the Wetproof is a new member of the Nokian Tyres summer portfolio, it may help to think of it as an all-season tyre without specific snow and ice capabilities; Nokian has developed the Wetproof to “work safely and reliably from spring mornings to late autumn” in order to offer “steady performance and peace of mind for all three seasons.” Those wanting peace of mind in the fourth season are presumably welcome to fit winter tyres, preferably a Nokian product.

Continue Reading

Conti seals hat-trick in Auto Express winter tyre test reflecting British climate

Conti seals hat-trick in Auto Express winter tyre test reflecting British climate

28th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental’s WinterContact TS 860 has won its third consecutive Auto Express winter tyre test. The tyre beat strong competition from major manufacturers, most notably Hankook, whose Winter i*cept RS2 received a “commended” rating in second place, in a test tweaked this year “to better reflect UK driving conditions”. Outside the winter tyre competition, Auto Express also commented that the all-season control tyre, the Michelin CrossClimate+, not only finished close to the top in dry and wet tests, but was also only behind Hankook’s star performer in the snow – a result Auto Express described as “remarkable”.

Continue Reading

Nokian sponsors Scottish Mountain Rescue

28th September 2018 | 0 Comments

From 1 October 2018, Nokian Tyres will proudly partner Scottish Mountain Rescue in a three-year sponsorship deal. The agreement will see all Scottish Mountain Rescue vehicles fitted with Nokian Tyres’ most recent and innovative products.

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

All-season tyres? Test recommends it pays to think big

All-season tyres? Test recommends it pays to think big

14th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre testers have labelled all-season tyres a ‘compromise’ purchase in past years for their inability to deliver the performance of both summer and winter tyres whenever the weather snaps its fingers and demands this. In its evaluation of the current generation of all-season rubber, Germany’s auto motor und sport harbours no illusions that such a compromise still exists. It wanted to know, however, whether the compromise can be effectively reduced through considered choice of product – the answer, the publication shares, is that it can.

Continue Reading

From Finland’s forests to the world: Nokian launches MPT Agile 2

From Finland’s forests to the world: Nokian launches MPT Agile 2

13th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Nokian Heavy Tyres has introduced a successor to the Nokian MPT Agile, and it says this new-generation tyre offers “several improvements over the original.” The Nokian MPT Agile 2 takes up its predecessor’s remit of offering manoeuvrability, grip and reliability both on and off the road and at any speed; the tyre is aimed at defence and peacekeeping applications, rescue vehicles and off-road trucks.

Continue Reading

On-/off-road, trailer tyres join Nokian truck range

On-/off-road, trailer tyres join Nokian truck range

22nd August 2018 | 0 Comments

Two new heavy vehicle tyre lines have arrived in the Nokian portfolio. The Finnish manufacturer has unveiled the Nokian R-Truck, an on- and off-road tyre designed for trucks engaged in applications such as earthmoving and forestry, as well as the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck T winter tyre for truck trailers.

Continue Reading

Nokian Tyres navigating towards its 3rd World Orienteering Championships

Nokian Tyres navigating towards its 3rd World Orienteering Championships

3rd August 2018 | 0 Comments

The forests will be a hive of activity on the morrow, but don’t worry – it’ll only be the start of the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships. Between 4 and 11 August, those nimble of compass and versed in the art of map reading will descend upon the fields and woodlands around Latvia’s capital Riga and the neighbouring small down of Sigulda in order to prove their mettle and sense of direction. For the third year in a row. Nokian tyres is acting as the event’s title sponsor.

Continue Reading

Nokian Tyres ‘pushing the boundaries’ with Tractor King

Nokian Tyres ‘pushing the boundaries’ with Tractor King

13th July 2018 | 0 Comments

All hail, the reign of the Tractor King has commenced. This regally-titled tyre was developed to provide “the heaviest of machinery” with a fitment for use in the “most difficult terrain in forestry, earthmoving and road construction.” Nokian Tyres says the design of the Nokian Tractor King, from its all-new tread pattern to its strengthened casing, is “nothing short of revolutionary in a tractor tyre.”

Continue Reading

Nokian Tyres – sponsoring the ‘other’ World Cup

Nokian Tyres – sponsoring the ‘other’ World Cup

13th July 2018 | 0 Comments

This weekend either France or Croatia will be taking the World Cup trophy home, and football superstars such as Ronaldo and Messi will have to be content with watching the action on television. But should their hankering to take part in a football world championship prove strong, there’s still time for them to travel to Hyrynsalmi, Finland. Starting today, this sparsely populated patch of nowhere is hosting the Nokian Tyres Swamp Soccer World Championships.

Continue Reading

Nokian increasing Finland tyre production 30%

18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres is increasing production capacity for passenger car tyres at its Nokia, Finland factory by approximately 30 per cent.

Continue Reading

Work begins on Nokian Tyres’ technology centre in Spain

Work begins on Nokian Tyres’ technology centre in Spain

25th May 2018 | 0 Comments

A groundbreaking ceremony held today marked the start of construction work on a new testing and technology centre being set up by Nokian Tyres in Spain. Festivities to celebrate the occasion were held at the site in Santa Cruz de la Zarza. Nokian Tyres anticipates the completion of the first test tracks next year ahead of the technology centre attaining full operational status in 2020.

Continue Reading

Nokian Tyres recruits worn rubber for tyre safety, SnapSkan message

Nokian Tyres recruits worn rubber for tyre safety, SnapSkan message

17th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Worn tyres find use in many applications – they may serve as playground swings or as fenders on a wharf. They’re often invisible in plain sight, however Nokian Tyres intends to take advantage of their ubiquity. The tyre maker has placed tyre safety information on repurposed old tyres all around its home market of Finland.

Continue Reading