Historien om Nokian begynte i 1898 da en gruppe finske forretningsmenn grunnla firmaet Finnish Rubber Works Ltd. i Helsingfors. Da etterspørselen og produksjonen økte, flyttet de fabrikken fra Helsingfors til Nokia. For å belyse det finske opphavet døpte de om firmaet til Nokian, noe som førte til en enda større etterspørsel etter støvlene deres. Suksessen var et faktum. I dag selges de populære gummistøvlene verden over!
NOKIAN FOOTWEAR STORY
Your companion in all weathers, since 1898. Nokian Footwear rubber boots are the result of over 120 years of craftsmanship and unique Finnish design. Nokian Footwear produces top-quality rubber boots that are comfortable to wear even in harsh northern weather conditions. The boots are designed in Finland and made from natural rubber compounds.
1898 Suomen Gummitehdas Oy (Finnish Rubber Works Ltd) is established 1904 The factory is moved from Helsinki to Nokia 1959 The factory is re-named Suomen Kumitehdas 1967 Suomen Kumitehdas is merged into Oy Nokia Ab (Nokia Corporation) 1968 The Hai is launched as a sailing boot 1973 The Kontio boot is launched, at first as a men’s model 1990 Nokian Footwear Ltd diverges from the mother company and focuses on manufacturing rubber boots 2002 Part of production is transferred to ISO-certified manufacturers in Serbia and Slovakia 2005 The Finnish family-owned business Berner Ltd buys Nokian Footwear. Design of the rubber boots remains in Finland. 2017 Haicolours.com opens a webshop for Finnish consumers 2018 Nokian Footwear 120th anniversary! 2018 Hai boots 50th anniversary!