Nokian Tyres Articles
New EU label simplifies winter tyre choice
The renewal of the EU tyre label is especially useful for winter tyre consumers, as the tyre label will now include information concerning grip on snow and ice. So far, markings related to properties required in demanding winter weather have been absent. The purpose of the tyre label is to guide consumers toward tyres that are more fuel-efficient, safer, and quieter. The new label will enter into force in May 2021.
Digital monitoring system for getting the most out of tires
The vehicles we drive and work with are becoming increasingly digital – from fleet management and remote diagnostics to data driven logistics, autonomous vehicles, IoT and much more. But while the tires are a crucial factor in a safe, efficient and economical operation, they have been all but invisible in terms of gathering digital real-time data.
Nokian Tyres’ US factory produces first test tyre
Nokian Tyres has produced the first test tire at its factory in Dayton, Tennessee, USA. The first tyre, a Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 in size 205/55R16, marks the beginning of trial production, as Nokian Tyres remains on schedule to start building tires for commercial sale in the early part of next year.
Rising to climate-change challenges by reducing environmental effects
Nokian Tyres is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the rolling resistance of its tires and cutting energy emissions from their manufacture. This socially responsible company wants to be at the forefront of combating climate change and its effects, through intervention at every stage of a tire’s lifecycle.
High speed oval track to test tyres year-round
Nokian Tyres’ new testing centre in Spain enables year-round testing of summer, all-season and winter tires and the tracks will be ready in 2020. The total investment is estimated to be EUR 60 million. Despite some heavy rain during Easter time, the construction work of the new Nokian Tyres testing centre in Spain is proceeding in schedule.
Can tyres help reduce CO2 emissions?
On World Environment Day, Nokian Tyres reminded everyone how drivers can impact air pollution. Car owners have more ways to make environmentally friendly choices than they may realise. One way is choosing tyres with a lower rolling resistance: this will save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions.
Tyres designed for safety in all weathers
For the coming summer season Nokian Tyres, the Finnish tyre manufacturer, has prepared two new products: Nokian Powerproof and Nokian Wetproof. Nokian Wetproof is a test winner in two German automotive magazines Auto Motor und Sport and ACE Lenkrad. The new summer tyres were available from spring 2019.
Wide or narrow tyres? What you choose will affect your driving...
Many drivers want their summer tyres to look flashier than their winter equivalents. That is why wider and lower tyres are usually selected for the summer, whereas narrower tyres are commonly used in the winter. The tyre choice affects the car’s appearance, driving comfort, and many other characteristics. In Central Europe, car owners usually have two sets of rims: one for the summer and another for the winter. A co...
The first all-weather robot bus runs on Nokian Hakkapeliittas
Gacha is a self-driving robot bus that works in any weather. What makes Gacha different is its ability to work reliably even under difficult conditions - in the dark as well as rain, snow, or slush. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter tyres rolling under the bus do their part to ensure that passengers are safe and comfortable even under extreme conditions.
Progress on one of most advanced factories in tyre industry
Nokian Tyres has made significant progress on its first North American production plant and remains on schedule to begin commercial tire production in the new manufacturing facility in 2020. The exteriors of the factory’s mixing tower and production building are largely complete, and workers are currently installing manufacturing technology inside the Dayton facility.
Summer tyre range offers driving comfort and safety
Nokian Tyres is launching its Nokian Hakka summer tyre range on the Japanese market. Nokian Hakka summer tyres offer balanced behaviour on dry and wet surfaces, have good wear durability, and offer safety and driving comfort to drivers from spring until late fall. The products will be available to Japanese consumers from April 2019 onwards.
Drivers want smart tyres that can react to weather
Increasingly more smart technology is being put into cars. Artificial intelligence can react more quickly than people, and it is also being introduced into tyres. Consumers are particularly interested in tires that can adapt to different weather conditions by utilising sensor technology. According to a survey commissioned by Nokian Tyres, 34% of European drivers hope that the black and round rubber parts on their cars will also automati...
Does winter driving make you anxious?
The most challenging driving season is ahead of us, and the arrival of winter makes many of us uneasy about driving. Statistically, inexperienced drivers are many times more likely to have a traffic accident. Even newcomers can enjoy driving when their car and tires are in good condition.
What is required to extend the life of your tires?
The storage location of your tires matters. According to experts, the correct storage temperature is the most important factor. You can also extend the service life of your tires by protecting them against moisture, chemicals, and UV radiation, and did you know a tire hotel is the easiest choice? Should I store my summer tires in the garage, basement, on the balcony, or outside next to the house? According to Martin Dražík, Prod...
Be prepared and outsmart the winter with new tyres
Today the extreme changes in winter weather are well known all over Europe. Heavy rain is becoming more frequent which increases the amount of the ever-dangerous slush, while driving on dry roads is also common.
Survey finds customers’ favourite tyre manufacturer 2018
Premium tyre manufacturer, Nokian Tyres, has received the Customers’ Favourite 2018 Award in the consumer satisfaction ranking by the German business magazine Focus Money and Deutschland Test. The Germany-wide survey examines which brands are especially popular with consumers.
Digital tyre service reveals the truth about tyre conditions
SnapSkan is a digital tyre checking service developed by Nokian Tyres. All summer, SnapSkan has measured car tyres in the largest Finnish cities. Up to 13% of the cars examined are equipped with poor summer tyres. In heavy rain, the good condition of summer tyres is invaluable for safety.
World record: Unmanned Valtra removes snow at 73.171km/h
The world record for snow removal with an autonomous tractor has been set by Nokian Tyres and Valtra. The speed record was set in March 2018 using an unmanned Valtra T254 Versu tractor equipped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI tyres. Operated without a driver, the tractor ploughed snow on a closed road in Southern Finland at 73.171km/h.
Sustainable mobility that respects nature
The forests will be busy in early August as orienteers compete in the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships in Latvia on 4th to 11th August 2018. Nokian Tyres is sponsoring the world championships of this challenging and rewarding sport for the third time. Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships takes place in Riga and Sigulda in Latvia. During the championships week, elite orienteers from nearly 50 countries compete in five ev...
How would Ronaldo and Messi cope in Swamp Soccer World Championships?
This weekend in Russia either France or Croatia takes home the gold in the 2018 World Cup. This means that the football superstars Ronaldo and Messi would now have time to travel to Hyrynsalmi, Finland for the Nokian Tyres Swamp Soccer World Championships. But how would the great athletes do in the swamp? Swamp soccer requires good physical condition and relentlessness, but the field is very unlike the sleek grass of the football stadiums.