Explaining its position regarding the Russia–Ukraine conflict, Nokian Tyres has expressed its hopes for a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the ongoing conflict while offering additional help to its Ukraine base.
Nokian Tyres Confirm Plans to Produce All Future Tyres at Nokia, Finland and Dayton, Ohio Base
Nokian Tyre has confirmed that they are in daily contact with their Ukraine team, half of whom are males unable to leave the country. The manufacturer has also donated to UNICEF to support children based in Ukraine’s war zone.
Opening up on its tyre production policy, the manufacturer said, in a statement, “We use all possibilities to accelerate the increase of capacity in our factories in Finland and the U.S.. According to the plan, all tyres sold in the Nordic countries in the future will be produced in Nokia, Finland, and all tyres sold in North America in the future will be produced in Dayton, U.S. and Nokia, Finland.”
All Nokian Tyres’ heavy tyres are designed and manufactured in Finland. Tyres for trucks and buses are designed in Finland and produced in the EU. The manufacturer also added that it currently isn’t accepting orders for heavy tyres from Russia.
The company is also actively looking for additional capacity and aims to become “geographically more diversified in its manufacturing operations”.
Concluding, Nokian Tyre added that it will make additional statements when appropriate as the situation continues to change and evolve.