Safety and peace of mind
The success story of the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer has been written for 120 years already. Our long and colourful history continues to carry us forward. The expertise of the northern-born master of extreme conditions can be seen in innovations that offer safe driving and peace of mind to millions of road users.
The history of the Hakkapeliitta
Hakkapeliitta, the world's first winter tyre for passenger cars, saw the light of day in 1936. Read the tale of the snow and ice champion.
1900 - Birthplace at Gummitehdas
1930 - Hakkapeliitta is born
1940 - Military service
1950 - Haka-Hakkapeliitta and the age of the automobile
1960 - Studded Hakkapeliittas
1970 - Triumph of the radial tyre
1980 - Success in tests
1990 - Specialisation and green choices
2000 - Champion of demanding winter weather
2010 - Safety pioneer
Read by theme
Read about the history and present day of Nokian Tyres and the Hakkapeliitta by theme.
In images and videos
The galleries present the history of Nokian Tyres in videos and images. Advertisements and historical photos are in their own collections.