Nokian Tyres is increasing its production capacity for passenger car tyres at its Finnish factory by around 30%, with a move to run in four shifts.

With the capacity increase, approximately 70 new people will be hired for passenger car tyre production in Nokia, Finland.

The recruiting will be carried out by the Nordic Agency. Production will run four shifts at the latest at the start of August, 2021. The flexible working hours contract covering passenger car tyre production in 2021, has been extended to last until the end of 2022.

During the contract period, there will be no lay-offs or terminations of employment due to financial or production-related reasons.

"Demand for tyres in our main markets has grown during the end of last year and the beginning of year 2021," said Nokian EVP, Manu Salmi. "We will continue developing the Finnish factory and increase capacity and staff for the production of passenger car tyres.

"With these actions, we want to ensure the availability of our new successful products also in the future. I am very pleased we are able to have these positive solutions that benefit both our employees and our customers."

Passenger car tyre production in Nokia is currently running three shifts, five days a week. After recruiting, the factory will run four shifts, six days a week.