Nokian Tyres Inc. has opened its new North American headquarters in downtown Nashville, two hours away from what will be the company's first tire factory in North America.
The office will house as many as 30 employees in the coming months in sales, customer service, IT, logistics, finance and marketing, as well as new positions that wil be added as the company grows. Nokian says many of its employees who were based at the company's Vermont headquarters have chosen to relocate, while some will remain in Vermont. Mark Earl, senior vice president for the Americas, says, “We are pleased to be a member of the Nashville and Tennessee business communities, and we look forward to deepening relationships here and continuing our successful growth.”
The new headquarters is located at 501 Union Street in Suite 200A. The office is designed with wide open workspaces to foster collaboration, while also giving employees a comfortable space, with couches and tables to ergonomic, adjustable-height desks.
The office opens as construction continues on Nokian's passenger tire plant in Dayton, Tenn. The company says it plans to begin hiring workers in the first quarter of 2019, and the plant remains on schedule to open in 2020. The $360 million Dayton factory will produce around four million tires per year and employ approximately 400 workers. The site will also house a distribution facility with a storage capacity of 600,000 tires.
“The Dayton factory is a vital element of our growth strategy, and we continue to make satisfying progress on its construction,” says Earl. “By crafting premium tires in the heart of East Tennessee and planting roots in Middle Tennessee, we aim to contribute to both communities while helping our company thrive.”
For more information, visit www.nokiantires.com.