Nokian Tyres’ Hakkapeliitta 9, the tire manufacturer’s flagship winter tire, has been selected by Popular Science for its 2017 Best of What’s New Award. The Best of What’s New award is given to 100 winners across 11 categories.
Nokian Tyres has launched the Perfection Sweepstakes, where consumers can enter to win a grand prize of a free trip for two to a POWDR ski resort of their choosing. The contest runs from now until Oct. 31 and entrants can also win other cool prizes like tires or gear from GoPro, Under Armour, and Yeti.
With sights set on exponential growth in North America, Nokian Tyres on Sept. 21 launched an innovative all-season tire product, the Nokian eNTYRE C/S, designed to meet the needs of the growing CUV and SUV product category.
Nokian Tyres has announced the opening of its seventh North American distribution center in Shorewood, Ill.
Nokian Tyres has been selected for Dow Jones’ DJSI World sustainability index, an annual sustainability assessment of large publicly traded companies. Nokian’s sustainability total sustainability score was nearly twice as high as the industry average.
Nokian Tyres is building its first North America-based plant in Tennessee. The plant represents a $360 million investment from the tiremaker and is set to break ground in Dayton, Tenn., in early 2018.
Hille Korhonen has been named the new president and CEO of Nokian Tyres. She will start on June 1, 2017.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 44 was created special for Icelandic-based Arctic Trucks, which converts four-wheel drive vehicles to handle severe winter conditions encountered in the northern parts of Eurasia, Antarctica or other glacial regions.
Nokian Tyres will be launching the next generation of its flagship winter product in fall 2017, with the Hakkapeliitta 9 for passenger cars and Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV.
Finland-based Nokian Tyres has named Andrei Pantioukhov interim CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2017. The general manager of Nokian’s Russian operations, Pantioukhov will replace current president and CEO Ari Lejtoranta, who announced his resignation in September. Pantioukhov has worked for Nokian since 2004 and will continue his role as general manager of Nokian’s Russian operations, in
Glen Hutson has joined Nokian Tyres as the company’s territory manager for North America. In this position, Hutson will serve as the commercial sales lead and coordinate sales efforts in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. “We are excited to announce the addition of Glen Hutson to the Nokian Tyres commercial
Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported that Nokian Tyres execs sold more than 600,000 euros in stock last autumn prior to its testing scandal. Following the announcement of cheating during tire testing, Nokian stock dropped by 44%. The sale of Nokian stock is leading to questions about what nine leading execs knew about the impending scandal,