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Nokian Tyres appoints Jukka Moisio as CEO

28 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

Nokian Tyres has appointed Jukka Moisio as president and CEO.


Valmet restarts car production

12 May 2020 | Dave Leggett

Valmet Automotive says it has restarted car production this week at its Uusikaupunki, Finland car plant.


Fortum sells majority of Recharge to Infracapital

1 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

Fortum has inked an agreement to sell a majority share of its public charging point operator (CPO), Fortum Recharge for electrical vehicles in the Nordics to Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G.


Nokian appoints Adrian Kaczmarczyak Supply Ops SVP

1 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

Nokian Tyres has appointed Adrian Kaczmarczyak as Supply Operations SVP from 1 November, 2020.


Test World continues operating in coronavirus crisis

1 Apr 2020 | Simon Warburton

Test World says it is continuing to operate and fulfil its schedule of indoor tyre and vehicle testing during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Fortum, BASF, Nornickel, ink battery recycling LoI

10 Mar 2020 | Simon Warburton

Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to plan a battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland, serving the electric vehicle market.


Valmet hits 2019 production record

3 Mar 2020 | Dave Leggett

Contract assembler Valmet Automotive manufactured a total of 114,000 vehicles at the Uusikaupunki, Finland plant in 2019 - a new record for the company.


Test World expands winter capabilities

14 Feb 2020 | Simon Warburton

Test World is expanding its service offering to include tyre testing using a skid trailer, co-operating with Applus+ Idiada to enhance its winter testing capabilities.


Millbrook president hails year-round Test World capability

12 Apr 2019 | Simon Warburton

Test World owner, Millbrook says the year-round operation of its Ivalo facility in Northern Finland gives it a competitive edge when it comes to real-world evaluation for suppliers and OEMs.


Test World sees autonomous as business driver

11 Apr 2019 | Simon Warburton

Test World says it has seen a significant increase in megatrend evaluation such as autonomous driving in a bid to attract more customers to to its year-round winter proving facilities



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