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Nokian Tyres names new SVP for Central Europe

Nokian Tyres names new SVP for Central Europe

13th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Bahri Kurter has been appointed Nokian Tyres’ new senior vice president, Central Europe. The tyre maker reports that he will take up the position in July 2019 at the latest, joining Nokian Tyres from Groupe SEB, where he was general manager D-A-CH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Previously, Kurter served in various leadership positions at Puma, Nike and Procter & Gamble.

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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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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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Nokian releasing new flagship winter range for 2019/20

Nokian releasing new flagship winter range for 2019/20

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Spring is in the air, and perversely this is perfect time to announce a new winter tyre. Nokian Tyres has shared details of the Nokian WR Snowproof, a range it will release in European markets in time for winter 2019/20.

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Nokian Tyres announces 8 new Tractor King sizes

Nokian Tyres announces 8 new Tractor King sizes

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The regency of the Nokian Tractor King has reached a new dimension with the addition of eight new dimensions – these join the seven-size launch portfolio introduced last year. From July 2019, the following sizes, now available for order, will be ready for delivery: 500/65R28; 600/60R28; 540/65R30; 600/70R30; 620/75R30; 600/65R38; 650/85R38; 710/70R42.

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Nokian Tyres’ US plant on track for 2020 start

Nokian Tyres’ US plant on track for 2020 start

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Providing an update on its USA factory project, Nokian Tyres reports it is on schedule to begin producing tyres at the Dayton, Tennessee site in 2020. Progress made so far on the facility’s construction, it adds, has been “significant”.

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Nokian launching summer tyres in Japan

25th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian has announced that it is introducing its Hakka summer tyre range in Japan. The product line will be available to Japanese consumers beginning in April.

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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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Expeditions7 crosses Greenland glacier on Nokian Hakkapeliitta tyres

Expeditions7 crosses Greenland glacier on Nokian Hakkapeliitta tyres

16th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Icelandic-American expedition team Expeditions7 when drove from the southern coast of Greenland to the land’s northernmost spot and back. One of the team’s special vehicles built by Arctic Trucks was equipped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta 44 tyres, which are tailored what the Finnish tyre maker calls “real winter”. On the slowest legs of the journey, the vehicles could only manage 10 kilometres per hour and the lowest recorded temperatures were -40 degrees Celsius!

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Does winter driving make you anxious? – Nokian shares driving tips for the inexperienced

Does winter driving make you anxious? – Nokian shares driving tips for the inexperienced

18th December 2018 | 0 Comments

The most challenging driving season is ahead of us, and the arrival of winter makes many of us uneasy about driving. Statistically, inexperienced drivers are many times more likely to have a traffic accident, but even newcomers can enjoy driving when their car and tyres are in good condition.

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Nokian Tyres splits Europe in Central Europe and Nordic regions

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres is separating its Business Area Europe into two business areas: Business Area Central Europe and Business Area Nordics. Anna Hyvönen, SVP Vianor and member of Nokian Tyres Management Team, has been appointed SVP Nordics and Vianor, with the additional responsibility for Nokian Tyres Nordics. Pontus Stenberg, who has been SVP Europe and member of Nokian Tyres Management Team, is leaving the company to pursue his career outside of Nokian Tyres. Hannu Liitsola, currently managing director Central Europe, has been appointed interim Head of Business Area Central Europe.

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EU names Fiege as an Open Innovation Challenger

5th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), an initiative of the European Commission, has distinguished Fiege – which has developed a tyre logistics specialism during the last 10 years – as an Open Innovation Challenger. 24 corporate partners are listed in this annual ranking, including multinationals like Amazon, Dell or Google.

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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: 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.

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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.

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