Nokian Tyres is to increase production of passenger car tires at its manufacturing facility in Nokia, Finland. Production capacity is expected to grow by 30% and will run in four shifts. The company estimates that, due to growth in manufacturing, around 70 people will be hired to work on the production line.
Following recruitment, the manufacturer will run four shifts, with revised work hours expected to come into effect in August 2021. The flexible working hours contract has been extended until the end of 2022 and will cover the production of Nokian’s passenger car tires. Nokian states that during the contract, no employees will be terminated or laid off for financial or production-related reasons.
The Nokian production facility currently runs a pattern of three shifts, five days a week. Following the hiring process, this will change to four shifts, six days a week.
“Demand for tires in our main markets has grown during the end of last year and the beginning of 2021,” explained executive vice president Manu Salmi. “We will continue developing the Finnish factory and increase capacity and staff for the production of passenger car tires. With these actions, we also want to ensure the availability of our successful new products in the future. I am very pleased that we are able to have these positive solutions that benefit both our employees and our customers.”