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Nokian Tyres Launches New CT Tire Range for Heavy Vehicles

Finland: The renowned tire maker, Nokian Tyres, designed four new CT tire sizes, i.e.  560/60R22.5, 600/50R22.5, 600/55R26.5 and 600/60R30.5 for the vehicles carrying heavy loads and contracting tasks. As per the Project Manager of Nokian, Tero Saari, “The size of agricultural loads that are being transported these days is really big, both on fields and on the road. In addition to agricultural tasks, customers often perform a wide range of contracting tasks. Traditional agricultural tires may not be suitable for such extreme use, or it may not be economical to use them due to their fast rate of wear and susceptibility to punctures. This is why we developed our CT range of tires”.

The new tire sizes of CT range have a tread design of 22 to 27 millimeters, which is 5 to 29 percent more than the corresponding tires of competitors, as reported by Nokian Tyres. For increasing load capacity, stability and preventing punctures, Nokian CT tires have been deployed with three steel belts under the tread, instead of the usual two. Among all other factors, the company has also considered durability as one of the key advantage of CT Tires.

Mr Saari added “We wanted to design a tire for farmers and contractors that is as reliable and long lasting as possible, making it also the most economical choice. In addition, we wanted to make the tire as versatile as possible, as our customers are often engaged in a wide range of different tasks, from farming to earthmoving and everything in between”.

As per TechSci Research, Nokian holds an eminent position in the Finland tire market. Moreover, by launching four new CT tire sizes, the company would able to penetrate the consumers of the country, in an efficient way. Besides that, it is expected that with the launch of such advance products in the market, the sale of Nokian Tyres would eventually rise, across the region.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, Finland Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020’’, Finland tire market is dominated by replacement tire segment. In 2014, more than 90% market share was captured by the replacement tire segment. Major factors driving growth in the country’s tire market include shortening replacement period and increasing passenger car sales. Few of the major tire companies operating in the country include Nokian Tire Company, Continental, Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Yokohama, among others.

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