Nokian Tires completes construction of a test track in SpainFebruary 25, 2021
The Finnish automobile rubber manufacturer is completing construction and ramping up tire testing at a new test site, in which an investment of around 60 million euros has been made. In addition, the company develops tires made from environmentally friendly and recycled materials.
Nokian Tires introduced its first tire in 1934. Called the “Kelirengas”, it had a rougher tread that even allowed for climbing slopes. Logically, technology has changed in 85 years. This rubber has a successor, the current Hakkapeliitta R2. The firm has more ambitious projects ahead. Among them is a new tire made exclusively from recycled materials.
In addition, the company announced the completion of the construction of the test site. Its construction will be completed this year. The Santa Cruz de la Sarsa Proving Grounds will become a full-fledged technology hub for the development of new tires for Nokian Tires.
With an area of almost 300 hectares, equipped with 10 different tracks, Nokian Tires’ summer, all-season and winter premium tires are developed and tested throughout the year. The total length of roads is 7.2 km, and the maximum speed allowed on it is 300 km / h.
The complex is focused on testing tires for all brands and models on the market, especially in summer due to the high temperatures in the area.
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