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Nokian Tyres PLC was established in 1988, and was publicly traded with a listing on the Helsinki Stock Exchange in 1995. The company can trace itself back to 1898, when the company was known as Suomen Gummitehdas Oy, or the Finnish Rubber Factory. The production of passenger tyres started in 1932, and the company's most successful product, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta tyre, launched in 1936.
As the largest tyre manufacturer in the Nordic Countries, Nokian Tyres offers tyres that continue to satisfy customers' worldwide. Nokian Tyres has a wide variety of summer and winter tyres, for cars and heavy machinery. Not only does Nokian tyre manufacture tyres, Nokian also is the largest re-treading materials manufacturer in the Nordic countries. Nokian produces the Vianor tyre Chain. The Vianor tyre Chain is sold in over 360 outlets across Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakstan, Switzerland, and the U.S.
Nokian Tyres sells products to key markets including: Nordic countries, Russia, North America, Eastern Europe, and Alpine area, i.e. countries that demand tyres that can handle all driving conditions due to severe weather conditions in different seasons.
The Nokian tyre Company product development, administration, and marketing functions are all done in Nokia, Finland. Two facilities are used to manufacture most products; one in Nokia, Finland, the other facility is located in Vsevolozhsk, Russia. The newest factory in Vsevolozhsk, Russia opened its doors in the summer of 2005. Other products that Nokian Tyres produces are contracted to manufacturers in the USA, Indonesia, Slovakia, and China. Nokian uses its own sales companies located in Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Russia, and the USA.
2007 was a record year for Nokian Tyres, with net sales of 1.025 billion Euros, while employing 3,535 people. The Vianor tyre Chain employed 1,241 people, and the Russian manufacturing facility employed 511 people.
An example of the high quality products by Nokian tyre is the WR G2. This tyre is the ultimate slush performance tyre on the market today. The WR G2 has the capability to provide safety in both wet and snow road conditions, giving the tyre stable handling and low rolling resistance.
Way back in April 1921, a group of tire dealers met at the old Automobile Club of America on West 54th Street and founded our association pledged, "To do business on the square." J.R. Benedict of the Hewitt Rubber Company, a tire manufacturer, called the initial meeting. Jerome T. Shaw of Tires magazine assisted in arranging the first meeting. In 1934, the association held its largest meetings and took an outstanding part in problems as they related to the independent tire dealer. It was at this time the name was changed to Greater New York Tire & Battery Association. In June 1937, the association entered into a contract with Charles F. Root under which Mr. Root assumed the general management of the organization.
For many years, no apparent need for a local organization seemed to exist and the only function held was the annual dinner dance. In 1969, Bert Schwarz asked Fred Dresdale, a past president of the National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association and a member of our local organization, to take the presidency. Under Fred's guidance, along with the help of men like Al Hansel, Dan Chiswick, Harry Jaffess, Steve German, Frank L. Cohen and Herb King, the organization was revitalized. The name was changed again to the Greater New York Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association. In 1989, the Officers and Board of Directors enacted a new set of by-laws to encompass the entire state of New York. Hence, the new name of the organization, the New York Tire Dealers Association. So if you need tires in New York, check out some of our members today!
Phone: (631) 789-9505
Address: 258 Broadway
Amityville, NY 11701