Nokian Tyres Temporarily Close Down Factories


Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Nokian Tyres will temporarily cease production at its factories to guarantee the health and safety of its employees.

Nokian Announce Temporary Plant Closures

The Dayton factory closure is effective March 27 and will last a minimum of two weeks. At Nokian Tyres' Russian factory, the production shutdown will start on March 30 and will last for a week. Nokian Tyres will continue supplying customers through its regional warehouses.

Although Russia closed its borders on Sunday, March 29th, road freight transportation is still ongoing. The tyre manufacturer's factory in Vsevolozhsk is situated some 35 kilometers from the city of St Petersburg, which so far is operating normally. The situation is fluid, we are constantly monitoring it and mitigating the impacts.

A two-week shutdown in Nokia factory, Finland, begins on April 6th. This includes both the personal car tyre production as well as Nokian Heavy Tyres’ production and is aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.  

In Spain, construction work at the site of the new testing center has been ceased with the contractors resuming work as soon as it is safe. This undoubtedly means the project will experience delays.


About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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