Nokian Tyres is the largest tyre manufacturer in the Nordic countries and one of the most profitable companies in its industry worldwide. The company develops and manufactures summer and winter tyres for cars and bicycles, and tyres for a range of heavy machinery. Nokian Tyres also runs the Vianor tyre chain, which is the largest and most extensive of its kind in the Nordic countries. The chain comprises 160 of its own retail outlets across Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia. The company's product development, administration and marketing functions as well as the majority of production are located in the Nokia facility in Finland. Bicycle tyres are also manufactured in Finland, at the Lieksa plant. In 2002, Nokian Tyres booked net sales of EUR 479.2 million and employed some 2,585 people.
Date: 26 tammikuuta, 2004