Nokian touts run-flat winter tires

June 21, 2005

Nokian Tyres plc is adding run-flat capabilities to its main winter tire lines.

"Delivery of tires with run-flat properties will begin September 2005," say Nokian officials.

"Use of run-flat tires is increasing at a very quick rate. Although run-flat products held only a small share of the European tire market in 2004 (about 25%), sales saw a threefold increase over the previous year."

Nokian has not said if or when its run-flat winter tires will be available in North America.