alternating tread shoulder lugs designed for maximum
evacuation of mud and dirt.
|Specialized Tread Element Shape
||Offers more rubber surface area on
the road thus maximizing traction and reducing road
design creates biting edges in the upper sidewall for
additional traction on soft surfaces while
contributing to a bold, rugged appearance.
|Center Traction Region
||Interlocking wedge shaped center
region elements provide excellent traction on soft
||Each row of the
aggressive tread elements is strategically siped for
effective wet traction
TIRE SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Nokian Tyres plc (Finnish: Nokian
Renkaat Oyj) is a Finnish manufacturer of tires for cars,
trucks, heavy duty equipment and bicycles. It is the
largest car tire manufacturer in the Nordic region.
Headquartered in Nokia, Finland, Nokian (which were
originally branded as Nokia tires) was split from the then
conglomerate Nokia (which later became the world's largest
mobile phone vendor) in 1988. Nokia Corporation no longer
has any ownership interest in Nokian Tyres, whose largest
shareholder (with an 18.9% stake) is the Japanese tire
vendor Bridgestone. However, Nokian Tyres still operates
as an independent company.
In the bicycle industry they are known as one of the few
manufacturers of metal studded snow tires.
Nokian Tyres also runs the Vianor tyre chain, which is the
largest and most extensive tyre franchise in the Nordic
countries with approximately 190 retail outlets across
Finland, Sweden, Norway, the Baltic countries and Russia.
Nokian Tyres is the largest tire manufacturer in the
Nordic countries. The company develops and manufactures
summer and winter tires for cars and tires for a range of
heavy machinery. It is also the biggest retreading
materials manufacturer and the biggest retreader in the
Nordic countries. In addition, Nokian Tyres runs the
Vianor tire chain with over 200 outlets across Finland,
Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Russia. Some Vianor
outlets operate on a franchising basis.
Key markets include Nordic countries, Russia, North
America, Eastern Europe and Alpine area, i.e. countries
with demanding driving conditions caused by changing
seasons or other reasons.
The company’s product development, administration and
marketing functions are located in the Nokia facility in
Finland. The company has two factories, one in the town of
Nokia in Finland and the other one in Vsevolozhsk, Russia.
The Russian factory is a new one; the operations started
in the summer 2005. Certain products are produced as
contract manufacturing in other tire manufacturers’
factories for example in the USA, Indonesia, Slovakia and
China. Nokian Tyres has its own sales companies in Sweden,
Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Russia and
In 2005, Nokian Tyres booked net sales of EUR 686.5
million and employed 3,201 people. Of that Vianor Tyre
chain employed 1,297 people and the Russian factory 172
Nokian Tyres plc was founded in 1988 and it was listed on
the Helsinki Stock Exchange in 1995. The company’s roots
go back all the way to 1898, when Suomen Gummitehdas Oy,
or the Finnish rubber factory, was established. Passenger
car tire production began in 1932 and the company’s
best-known brand, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta tire, was
launched in 1936.
The corporate web site for Nokian Tyres is found at