Nokian to build a technology center in Spain.
Nokian is boosting its year-round product development by opening a new, versatile technology center for summer and winter tyres in Santa Cruz de la Zarza, Spain during 2017. This modern development center will be located south of Madrid and it will span approximately 300 hectares. In the future, it will be especially used for testing summer tyres with high speed ratings as well as the characteristics of winter tyres.
The final construction of the center will be finished in late 2019, but the first stage will be completed already during 2017. This new technology center allows for year-round product development and testing on demanding and varying tracks. The benefits will also trickle down to ordinary drivers, as their tyres will be safer and offer excellent handling.
This new technology center further strengthens the summer tyre expertise of the company that is known for its pioneering winter tyre technology. The value of the investment is approximately EUR 16 million. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2017.