Our strategic focus
Northern conditions We are the only tyre manufacturer in the world focusing on customer needs and products specific to northern conditions. We market our products in regions where there are snow, forests and demanding driving conditions caused by changing seasons.
Narrow product segments Our special expertise in northern conditions creates added value for our customers. We utilise our special competence in narrow product segments like passenger car winter tyres and forestry tyres. Our other main products include light truck and SUV tyres, winter tyres for trucks as well as harbour and mining machinery tyres.
Replacement markets All our Nokian-branded passenger car tyres and approximately 60% of our heavy tyres are sold in replacement markets through special tyre outlets, car dealers and other companies engaged in the tyre trade.
The Vianor chain is spearheading the growth of our company. Direct contact with the consumer gives us valuable information about the wishes and needs of end-users. Efficient distribution ensures successful season management as well as management of possible risks. We want the users of our products and services to be the most satisfied customers in the world.
Nokian Tyres’ strategy is supported by:
Investments in product development, production, distribution and logistics
Product development is guided by a philosophy of sustainable safety, which entails the continued renewal of the product range with the objective of always being able to provide customers with value-added innovations.
- Own production concentrates on high-margin core products.
- New products should represent at least 25% of net sales annually.
- Consistent investment in continued improvement of quality, productivity and logistics.
- Investments in new production capacity according to the company’s growth objectives and the development of the market.
- Distribution is developed by expanding the Vianor network and streamlining the processes.
Open and participatory corporate culture
A basic factor behind Nokian Tyres’ success is the continuous process of personnel development, which is supported by an open and participatory corporate culture. The corporate culture aims to create a highly motivated working community that promotes the success of individuals and the company.