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Nokian Predicts U.S. Plant Will Help Double Sales in North America

This week’s announcement by Nokian Tyres plc that it was building a third tire plant may not have been a huge surprise. But how that plant will help the company increase sales in North America, and affect its product lineup, is sure to interest tire dealers.

Nokian Plans U.S. Tire Factory

Nokian Tyres Inc. is building a factory in the U.S. to produce passenger car, SUV and light truck tires. The plant, to be located in southeast Tennessee, will have an initial capacity to produce 4 million tires annually, and the site also will house a distribution center.

Nokian Unleashes the Hakkapeliitta 9

Nokian Tyres plc is bringing a new Hakkapeliitta tire to the winter tire market in 2017. Actually, it's offering two: the Hakkapeliitta 9 for passenger cars, and the Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV.

Nokian Adds to Commercial Sales Team in U.S.

Nokian Tyres North America has hired Glen Hutson as territory manager for eight states: Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. He will lead commercial sales and coordinate sales efforts in the region.