The basics

Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tire manufacturer. It promotes and facilitates safe driving in demanding conditions. We are the only tire manufacturer to focus on products for demanding conditions and customer requirements. Innovative tires for passenger cars, trucks, and heavy machinery are mainly marketed in areas with snow, forests and challenging driving conditions caused by varying seasons. We develop our products with the goals of sustainable safety and environmental friendliness throughout the product’s entire life cycle.

In 2017 Nokian Tyres had approximately 4,600 employees and net sales of approximately 1,6 billion euros. Nokian Tyres’ stock is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

Business units

The company supplies innovative tires for cars, trucks and special heavy machinery mainly in areas with special challenges for tire performance: snow, forests and harsh driving conditions in different seasons. A member of Nokian Tyres group, the tire chain Vianor operates as a wholesaler and a retailer in Nokian Tyres’ core markets.

  • Passenger Car Tires
  • Heavy tires
  • Vianor

Net sales by market areas

Market areas

We are the only tire manufacturer in the world focusing on customer needs and products specific to northern conditions. We market our products in regions where there are snow, forests and demanding driving conditions caused by changing seasons.


Key products are produced in our factories in Nokia, Finland and in Vsevolozhsk, Russia. Certain products are produced by off-take contract manufacturers in factories where the quality level corresponds to Nokian Tyres’ high standards.

Since the beginning, Nokian Tyres has called North its home

Nokian Tyres plc was founded in 1988 and the company’s roots go back all the way to 1898, when Suomen Gummitehdas Oy, or Finnish Rubber Factory, was established. 

History of Nokian Tyres


The Finnish Rubber Works is founded


The world’s first winter tire for trucks, The Weather tire


Nokian Tyres plc shares float on the Helsinki Stock Exchange


Nokian Tyres' second factory started production in Vsevolozhsk, Russia


The world’s first winter tire with wet grip and fuel efficiency in the EU tyre label’s best A class


New-generation studded tires, Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 and Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV