By: The Working Forest Staff
In line with Nokian Heavy Tyres growth strategy, the company is acquiring a Finnish heavy equipment wheel company Levypyörä Oy. With its two business lines, wheels and steel structures, Levypyörä serves several original equipment (OE) manufacturers and aftermarket customers (AM) in forestry, agriculture and earthmoving applications. Annual net sales of Levypyörä is approximately EUR 18 million.
“With the acquisition, Nokian Heavy Tyres can offer innovative new solutions to its existing customers and increase wheel volume as well as further improve its service level. Levypyörä has already been a trusted partner of ours for many years. The acquisition provides additional growth opportunities and offers a full-service solution for our key OE and AM customers”, says Manu Salmi, Managing Director, Nokian Heavy Tyres.
“Being a part of a leading specialty tire manufacturer gives us a great opportunity to further grow and develop Levypyörä products and services globally and strengthen our current customer and supplier relationships”, says Lars Ojansuu, managing director, Levypyörä.
Levypyörä (levypyora.fi/en) was founded 64 years ago and it employs approximately 100 people in Nastola, Finland. The company is a premier provider of wheels for heavy OE and aftermarket applications. It is committed to developing eco-friendly processes such as reducing CO2 emissions and not using solvents in painting. Levypyörä was a part of Weckman Steel corporation.