Tue November 22 09:41 am 2016 in categories Product news, Company news

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 featured in new polar bear exhibit at Chicago zoo

Walter Family Arctic Tundra now open

CHICAGO – The Hakkapeliitta 8 winter tire from Nokian Tyres is featured alongside a replica polar bear paw in the newly opened Walter Family Arctic Tundra exhibit at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Zoo goers can now get up close and personal to compare the traction and grip abilities of two of the world’s northern terrain experts, Nokian Tyres and the polar bear.

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8

The Walter Family Arctic Tundra exhibit was strategically designed for polar bears and is equipped with naturalistic features, from an ice cave to rolling terrain to dive pools. The exhibit evokes the northern arctic environment that polar bears in the wild and Nokian Tyres call home.

Like the polar bear’s paw, the Hakkapeliitta 8 provides supreme grip under all winter conditions and quick, responsive steering capabilities. Tested in the relentless conditions of the Finnish Lapland located north of the Arctic Circle, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 much like the polar bear was built to perform in the freezing cold and amidst snow and ice.

For more information about Nokian Tyres, please visit www.nokiantires.com.

About Nokian Tyres

Nokian Tyres is the world's northernmost tire manufacturer. The company promotes and facilitates safe driving in demanding conditions. It supplies innovative tyres for cars, trucks and special heavy machinery mainly in areas with special challenges on tyre performance: snow, forests and harsh driving conditions in different seasons. Nokian Tyres’ product development is consistently aiming for sustainable solutions for safety and the environment, taking into account the whole life cycle of the tyre. A part of the Nokian Tyres group, the tyre chain Vianor has more than 1,400 outlets in 26 countries. In 2015, Nokian Tyres had approximately 4,400 employees and net sales of approximately $2.1 billion.

Further information:


Hans Dyhman, director of marketing, Nokian Tyres North America

Nokian Tyres, Inc. / Nokian Tyres Canada Inc.
P.O. Box 623
Essex Junction, VT 05453
Email: northamerica@nokiantyres.com

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