Nashville, Tennessee – Nokian Tyres plc has opened its North American headquarters office in Nashville, housing the company's sales, customer service, IT, logistics and marketing teams.
The Finnish tire maker's previous North American headquarters in Colchester, Vermont, continues to serve as an office and distribution warehouse.
"We are pleased to be a member of the Nashville and Tennessee business communities, and we look forward to deepening relationships here and continuing our successful growth," said Mark Earl, senior vice president, Americas.
Nokian recently revealed a plan to double sales in North America over the next five years. The plan will be bolstered in 2020, when Nokian's first US plant is slated to open in Dayton Tennessee, around two hours from Nashville.
The $360 million factory will have a capacity of 4 million tires per year and employ approximately 400. The site also will feature a distribution facility with a storage capacity of 600,000 tires.
Nokian said it will begin hiring workers in the first quarter of the new year.
"The Dayton factory is a vital element of our growth strategy, and we continue to make satisfying progress on its construction," Earl said.