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Investing in North America

Our new production factory in Dayton, Tennessee will strengthen our presence in the North American market by providing tailored products and superior service to our customers. We have begun hiring workers to craft safe, sustainable tires using state-of-the-art technology. We broke ground on the facility – our first in North America – in fall of 2017 and plan to begin tire production in 2020. At full capacity, we will craft four million tires per year at our Southeast Tennessee home – and there’s room to expand in the future.


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Nokian Tyres is Building Something Special

The $360 million manufacturing facility in Southeast Tennessee will serve customers across the United States and Canada while doubling down on our commitment to safe, sustainable products and processes. The Dayton Factory will specialize in producing North American-specific car and light truck all-season tires. The facility will also increase our production and warehouse capacity, allowing us to meet increasing demand in the North American market. In addition to making four million tires each year, we’ll also be able to store as many as 600,000 tires at an onsite distribution facility.

Our new production factory in Dayton, Tennessee will strengthen our presence in the North American market by providing tailored products and superior service to our customers. We broke ground on the facility – our first in North America -- in fall of 2017 and plan to begin tire production in 2020. At full capacity, we will craft four million tires per year at the state-of-the-art facility – and there’s room to expand in the future. We are eager to hire approximately 400 workers starting in early 2019.


“Nokian Tyres’ $360 million investment in the Dayton facility is another direct measure of our ‘Investing in North America’ strategy and reflects our commitment to our customers and the growing consumer demand for our products in North America,” said Hille Korhonen, CEO, Nokian Tyres. “With increased plant capacity we will be able to add new North American specific products, reduce delivery times and strengthen our overall ability to serve our customers throughout the US and Canada.”

"With increased plant capacity we will be able to add new North American specific products, reduce delivery times and strengthen our overall ability to serve our customers throughout the US and Canada."
Hille Korhonen, Nokian Tyres’ President and CEO

The announcement marks another step forward for Finland-based Nokian Tyres in North America, as the manufacturer continues to lay the foundation for growth through investments in its people, products, customers, marketing, and logistics.

First tires will be produced in the new plant in 2020. Overall, the plant will focus on the increasing range of North American-specific car and light truck tires. The annual capacity of the factory will be 4 million tires in 2023.

State of the art production
Nokian Tyres’ production plants are located in Finland and Russia. At the headquarters in Nokia, Finland, centralized product development is carried out and prototypes and test runs are completed. The Nokia factory manufactures car tires, heavy-duty tires, and retreading materials for truck tires. The combined production capacity in Nokia and in Russia Vsevolozhsk is more than 20 mill. tires. Read more about production.