DAYTON, Tenn.—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has begun trial production at its factory in Dayton, keeping the plant on schedule to begin commercial-scale production by early 2020.
The first tire produced was a Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 passenger tire, size 205/55R16, Nokian said.
"The first tire milestone is significant for our production team, our employees throughout North America and our team around the globe," said Mark Earl, Nokian Tyres senior vice president.
"We're happy to share this news with our customers, who will benefit from the expanded product range and enhanced service the factory will enable us to offer."