Nokian Hakka Truck Drive tyre for trucks and buses wins busplaner innovations prize

The new all-season tyre for buses from Nokian Heavy Tyres withstands slush and therefore convinced the readers of the industry magazine in the Technology category.

The new "Nokian Hakka Truck Drive" all-season tyre for buses by Nokian Heavy Tyres was selected by 43 percent of readers of busplaner, the German industry magazine for bus contractors and travel businesses, to stand on the winner's podium. The innovation: A V-shaped arrow pattern on the surface of the tyre prevents slush and snow from getting into the tread grooves. This maintains the grip on snow slush as well. During the wearing process, additional grooves gradually emerge and the lamellae automatically generate themselves.

The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive is an all-season drive tyre for long and medium distances in the freight and bus transport industry. The tyre was designed for the changing weather conditions in Central Europe, and has excellent wear resistance, a strong grip and very good driving stability. The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive completes the Nokian-Hakka product family, which already includes tyres for the front axle and for trailers.

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Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer. The company promotes and facilitates safe driving in demanding conditions. It supplies innovative tyres for cars, trucks and special heavy machinery mainly in areas with special challenges on tyre performance: snow, forests and harsh driving conditions in different seasons. Nokian Tyres’ product development is consistently aiming for sustainable solutions for safety and the environment, taking into account the whole life cycle of the tyre. A part of the Nokian Tyres group, the tyre chain Vianor has 1,475 outlets in 26 countries. In 2015 Nokian Tyres had approximately 4,400 employees and net sales of approximately 1,4 billion euros. Nokian Tyres’ share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information:


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Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer and one of the most sustainable companies in the industry. We offer peace of mind in all conditions by developing high-quality, safe and eco-friendly tyres for passenger cars, trucks and heavy machinery. We are especially well known for our innovative winter tyres. Our group also includes the Vianor chain, specialising in vehicle maintenance and tyre services. In 2017, the company’s turnover was approximately EUR 1.6 billion and it employed some 4,600 people. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information: