Nokian Tires announced it has opened a new warehouse in Utah to expand its presence in the North American tire market.
The warehouse, located in Salt Lake City, provides added storage capacity of 40,000 tires and will help supply Nokian Tires’ western customers. The facility has already allowed the company to achieve new levels of distribution, reaching California, the Northwest and Intermountain areas with next-day delivery.
“As demand for our products grows, we’re scaling our infrastructure to strengthen our ability to serve our customers’ needs,” said Nokian Tires VP of Sales Tommi Heinonen. “The Salt Lake City warehouse is one of many steps we continue to take to make sure we’re equipped to support our growing customer base.”
Nokian’s infrastructure investment includes three new warehouses in the past three years (Montreal, Shorewood, Illinois and now Salt Lake City) plus Nokian Tires’ first production facility in North America, a factory in Dayton, Tennessee that will produce four million tires per year once it reaches full capacity.
The Dayton Factory will begin making tires for commercial sale in 2020. The company will build premium all-season and all-weather products at its Dayton facility.