Demand for truck tyres was strong in 2011. The net sales of Nokian Truck Tyres were up by 44% from the previous year. Nokian truck tyres’ market share increased in the Nordic countries, in Russia as well as in Central and Eastern Europe due to an improved product range. Sales of retreading materials improved due to a higher utilization rate in the transport sector and improved market share in the Nordic countries.
In 2011 the focus was on streamlining logistics and improving the product range. The expansion to Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe utilizing the “Vianor Truck” service concept will continued.
The Nokian Tyres spirit stems from enthusiastic and relentless work and joint effort. I feel proud about being part of the winning team, and it is a pleasure to pursue the best results together with my skilled co-workers.
Nokian Truck Tyres focuses on tyres and retreading materials for demanding conditions. High-quality truck tyres are developed in Finland and manufactured as off-take contract manufacturing in plants whose level of quality satisfies the tough requirements of Nokian Tyres. Retreading materials, which are mainly used in truck tyres and tyres for industrial machinery, are manufactured at the plant in Nokia, Finland. Winter treads for truck tyres are the key retreading products. The core markets lie in the Nordic countries, while the biggest growth opportunities are found in Russia, other CIS countries, as well as Central and Eastern Europe.
Nokian truck tyres and Nokian Noktop retreading materials are designed for demanding professional use and changing conditions. Products are designed for and tested in demanding northern conditions, for example, at the Ivalo test centre in Northern Finland. New products, such as the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck product family, further improve the first-rate winter tyre selection.
Successful product development benefits from close and confidential co-operation with transport operators and companies. Tyres – both new and retreaded – must perform reliably, be durable and ensure excellent grip. A low rolling resistance reduces fuel consumption, which is particularly important in professional driving.