Nokian TYres' North American Factory

Dayton, Tennessee, USA

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Many people know us as the Finnish inventor of the winter tire, but we’re also a growing North American tire manufacturer. We built our $360 million manufacturing facility in Dayton, Tennessee, USA to serve customers across the United States and Canada. Our first North American tire factory produces car and light truck all season tires and all weather tires tailored to meet the demands of North American drivers, while doubling down on our commitment to safe, sustainable products and processes. We believe that thriving domestic production offers a buffer against global uncertainty, which is why we are continuing to expand our North American tire manufacturing capacity. That includes increased volume of our most popular all season and all weather tires, the Nokian Tyres One and Nokian Tyres WR G4.

growth in dayton

Our Dayton factory is growing exponentially. After the factory's best year on record in 2022, Nokian Tyres plans to double production there by 2024, crafting as many as four million tires per year in the heart of Southeast Tennessee. To meet this goal, we'll be expanding our top-of-the-line workforce. New employees will receive rigorous training and access to premium facilities, including high-tech production infrastructure, a Wellness Center, and even a sauna.

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TIRES MADE BY AMERICANS, FOR NORTH AMERICAN ROADS

At the Dayton Factory, our dedicated team members craft all season and all weather tires that thrive in all conditions. We believe happy people make premium tires, and our Hakkapeliitta Spirit of entrepreneurship, inventiveness and team spirit guides our work together. Since opening in 2019, we’ve already won awards for the factory’s operations, culture and sustainability. That means career advancement for our team members and safety for North American tire buyers.

bringing sustainable scandinavian values to dayton

Our North American tire factory was designed on the cutting edge of sustainable innovation. The Dayton Factory is the first tire factory in the world to earn LEED v4 Silver certification - a testament to its low emissions and energy efficiency - and its administration building earned LEED v4 Gold certification in 2021. But state-of-the-art facilities are not the only way we strive to be sustainable. Our tires have low rolling resistance and are free of harmful high-aromatic oils. Nokian Tyres operates one of the most eco-friendly tire factories in the world in Southeast Tennessee.

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north american Tire factory timeline

jan. 2023

Nokian Tyres Proceeds with Dayton Factory Expansion, Creation of 75 Jobs as Facility Approaches Full Capacity. The company is increasing its Southeast Tennessee workforce to 475 team members and building a 600,000-tire warehouse at its North American production site.

Nokian Tyres Recaps Success in North America as 2023 Begins. Nokian Tyres’ Dayton Factory set production records on a frequent basis en route to its best year on record.

Aug. 2022

Restored Locomotive to Help Nokian Tyres' Dayton Factory Handle Rising Volume of Raw Materials. Nokian Tyres partnered with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum to use a restored locomotive to deliver raw materials to the storage warehouse at its award-winning factory.

June 2022

Savings From Solar Energy at Nokian Tyres’ Dayton Facyory Equivalent to One Million Miles Driven, Two Million Pounds of Coal. In the first half of 2022, Nokian Tyres saved the energy equivalent of one million miles driven or two million pounds of coal by using solar power at its North American production factory. 

May 2022

Nokian Tyres Celebrates New Factory Entrance Amidst Continued Growth. Nokian Tyres’ thriving North American production factory has a new entrance that will enable smooth transportation for the growing traffic in and out of the award-winning Dayton, Tennessee campus.

One Year In, The Nokian Tyres One Has Been A Success. Read how Nokian Tyres’ new all-season tire set the stage for growth in North America’s most popular product segment.


 

Dec. 2021

Oct. 2021

Nokian Tyres receives the Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award, the highest sustainability honor in the state. A few weeks later, the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association honored Nokian Tyres with its Company of the Year award.

Aug. 2021

Nokian Tyres Honors Scholarship Winners with College Funds, Free Tires. We announced the 2021 winners of the Nokian Tyres Scholarship, which rewards students in Rhea County, Tenn. who share the company’s passion for STEM and sustainability. 

July 2021

Nokian Tyres Officially Expands to 24/7 Production at Dayton Factory, Earns ISO 14001 Certification. The production milestone coincides with another major achievement at the Dayton Factory: ISO 14001 certification, which validates Nokian Tyres’ strict environmental standards at the facility.

March 2021

Nokian Tyres’ Dayton Administration Building Earns LEED V4 Gold Certification. The company previously announced LEED v4 Silver certification of its production facility. 

Jan. 2021

Nokian Tyres One product line launches in North America as the company’s first passenger tire to be infused with Aramid sidewalls.


 

Oct. 2020

Nokian Tyres Factory Celebrates Anniversary with LEED Certification. One year after Nokian Tyres opened its North American tire production facility in Southeast Tennessee, the factory’s production building has earned LEED v4 Silver certification.

March 2020

Aug. 2019

Nokian Tyres Begins Work on State-of-the-Art Administration Building at its First North American Factory. Complete with meeting spaces, offices, a gym, garden and other premium amenities, the facility is intended to reinforce the Scandinavian company’s culture while providing everything its employees need to be successful.

Sept. 2017

Nokian Tyres breaks ground on $360 million manufacturing facility in Tennessee. Bill Haslam, former governor of Tennessee, joined Nokian Tyres leadership to celebrate Rhea County’s largest foreign direct investment to date.

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