Nokian Completes Ramp-Up at Tennessee Facility

June 20, 2024

Nokian Tyres Inc. recently marked the completion of the five-year ramp-up process at its plant in Dayton, Tenn.

The company also says that a 350,000-square-foot warehouse at the plant, which opened in 2019, can hold hundreds of thousands of tires.

Nokian ships tires from the warehouse in Dayton to its nine-warehouse network across North America. 

“The opening of our finished goods warehouse marks the completion of a five-year growth process that took us from a 60-member launch team to a 500-colleague workforce,” says David Korda, Dayton factory operations director for Nokian.  

“We could not have reached this point without great dedication from our employees, and we are also grateful for the support we have received from the community, our customers and our colleagues around the globe.”  

“Nokian Tyres has made North America a priority, and the Dayton Factory is the center of those efforts,” says Lauri Halme, vice president of passenger car tires for Nokian.  

“Our growth in Southeast Tennessee allows us to serve growing demand for our all-season and all-weather tires in the United States and Canada, which complements our decades-long legacy of winter tire leadership.”  

Later this year, Nokian's parent company will open a Central European production facility in Oradea, Romania, which will join Dayton and Nokia, Finland, in the firm's global production network, according to Nokian officials.