Thu June 23 07:27 am 2016 in category Company news

Nokian Tyres expands distribution network, opens new facility in Quebec

Colchester, Vermont - Nokian Tyres, the world’s northernmost tire manufacturer, announced today the opening of a new distribution center near Montreal, Quebec.

The 130,000-square-foot facility, located outside of Montreal in the city of Longueuil, will be the sixth distribution center for Nokian Tyres in North America, and can store up to 200,000 tires. The location will initially receive around 20 shipments per week with distribution set to begin in September.

“This new location will increase our capacity and efficiency in North America and shows our commitment to Quebec, one of our largest and most important markets,” declared Tommi Heinonen, president of Nokian Tyres North America. “As we continue to grow the Nokian Tyre brand, it is vital that we maintain strong distribution capabilities so our products are available to our customers wherever they are located.”

This is Nokian Tyre’s first distribution center in Canada and will service the local Quebec market along with customers across Canada and the United States. The facility will be managed by Xpedient Logistics, who as a third party logistics organization specializes in tire warehousing and supply chain coordination across Canada and the US.

"Xpedient is a strong partner for us as we have experienced significant success in the past working with them,” added Heinonen. “They are a partner we can trust and an expert in this industry."

The announcement marks another step forward for Nokian Tyres in North America, as the manufacturer based in Finland has seen strong year-over-year growth in both Canada and the US and recently increased its Albany, New-York warehouse capacity by 150%.

“Expanding our distribution network, especially in Canada, is an important step as we increase operations throughout North America,” Heinonen concluded. “We will continue to grow our footprint and product offerings as we move forward.” 

Nokian Tyres is known for its high-quality and innovative products. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta is one of the best-known winter tire brands

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 1,475 outlets in 26 countries. In 2015, Nokian Tyres had approximately 4,400 employees and net sales of approximately $2.1 billion.

For further information: www.nokiantires.com

Nokian Tyres, Inc. / Nokian Tyres Canada Inc.
P.O. Box 623
Essex Junction, VT 05453
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About Xpedient Logistics

Xpedient Logistics is a third party logistics organization whose mission is to assist their clients in achieving their supply chain objectives to drive business results. The company leverages its distribution operations experience in combination with industry specific expertise to provide its clients with world-class operations focused on continuous improvement.  With over 2 million square feet in the U.S. and Canada, Xpedient provides broad-based services in warehousing, supply chain consulting, transportation and dedicated delivery.  For more information, visit their website at xpedient.com/discover.


Hans Dyhrman
Director of Marketing,
Nokian Tyres, Inc..