Nokian Tyres in brief

Nokian Tyres in brief

Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tire manufacturer that offers peace of mind in all conditions. Our know-how stems from our Scandinavian roots and values. Sustainable safety and eco-friendliness across the entire life cycle are the goals for our passenger car tires, truck tires and heavy tires. Our Group also includes the Vianor chain, specialising in vehicle maintenance and tire services.

In 2019, the company’s turnover was approximately EUR 1.6 billion and it employed some 4,700 people. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Business areas

We develop and manufacture high-quality tires for passenger cars, vans and trucks. We are especially well known for our innovative winter tires, while we are also developing competitive summer and all-season tire ranges. As one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy special tires, we focus on selected segments, such as forest, agricultural, harbour and mining machinery. Our group also includes the Vianor chain, specialising in vehicle maintenance and tire services.

Market areas

Nokian Tyres is a strong brand especially in the Nordic countries and Eastern Europe, while Central Europe and North America are growth markets for us. Our innovative and pioneering products, high-quality services and strong distribution network help us increase our market share in growth regions. In the long term, we want to operate on all significant winter tire markets.


Nokian Tyres is growing our presence in North America in response to rising consumer demand in the U.S. and Canada. Since 2019 we've been making tires in Dayton, Tennessee, where our award-winning factory is a strategic growth factor for us in North America. Production is also balanced across Nokian Tyres' other production facilities in Nokia and Vsevolozhsk.

History of Nokian Tyres

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.

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
Celebrating 120 years as a tire industry pioneer
Nokian Tyres’ third factory started production in Dayton, US
Testing began at the Nokian Tyres Spain Test Center
Next-generation of safety, Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 studded tire