AutoSock Operations AS

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  • Fred Olsens Gt. 2
  • 0152 Oslo
  • Norway

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AutoSock is the Norwegian inventor and producer of textile winter traction devices for passenger cars, commercial trucks, buses and forklifts. The idea behind using textiles to increase friction on snow and ice is rather old.

History tells us that the wife of Henry Ford was the first to suggest this, and the experience was in fact that it worked. In order to develop an idea into reality a resource group was formed in 1998 with the lead of Bård Løtveit.

The group consisted of people with high level of competence within the professional fields of yarn production, textiles and garment manufacturing, friction, certification of automotive products, design and marketing.

Over the past 16 years, AutoSock has been developed from a simple prototype with little scientific foundation to a high-technology research-based product with excellent traction and durability properties.

The research and development has been supported by extensive tests and scientific textile- and friction theories.

From the early beginnings, AutoSock has worked closely together with car makers to develop the product and is today supplier to more than 10 car makers all over the world.

We are present in more than 40 countries around the world.

Being the inventor of textile traction devices, AutoSock AS holds all rights connected to this technology.

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AutoSock® - the advanced tire snow sock solution for safety, control and comfort on snowy and icy grounds!

AutoSock® is a patented, branded and safety-certified textile hi-tech tire snow sock system designed by AutoSock AS as a “First Aid Kit” in emergency situations, usable for a limited time increasing considerably tire to road grip & traction when driving with these snow socks under adverse winter conditions.


AutoSock is a textile tire cover that increases traction on icy and snowy winter roads. AutoSock is very easy and quick to mount and remove – much easier and quicker than any metal snow chain.

To mount the AutoSock® snow sock, you simply pull it over the driving wheels of your car, van, truck, bus or forklift when you need extra grip on icy or snowy roads. The AutoSock® has micro fibres that increase the contact area between the Road Contact Fabric and the snow or ice, increasing friction and grip.


The AutoSock® textile snow “chains” are available for cars, vans, trucks, busses and forklifts. The AutoSock® are:


  • Certified as a Snow Chain equivalent in more and more countries.

  • Comfortable and quiet in use, no vibration and compatible with electronic safety systems such as ABS, ESP.

  • Lightweight, corrosion-stable and easily storable compared to metal based show chains.

  • Usable with alloy rims - even when metal chains are not allowed.

  • Works also on vehicles with low clearance between tire and tire house.

  • Reusable and machine washable.

  • Recyclable and environmental friendly.

  •  Self - centering. Quick and easy to fit and to remove.

  • The AutoSock® is the only snow sock endorsed with TÜV– 53219 (cars) and TÜV – 53283 (trucks and busses) standards that certify the safety and performance of the product as an emergency winter traction aid. The products are also approved by ÖNORM V 5121.


International car manufacturers, including BMW Group, Peugeot, Jaguar, Land Rover, Nissan, Citroën, Daihatsu and others have  already approved the AutoSock®.



  • AutoSock® is present in more than 40 countries around the world. Find out more about our distributors and online shop on

  • Considering becoming a distributor for AutoSock® or simply like to find out more about our products?  Visit us on Hall 3.1 stand E25.




The AutoSock is a newly developed tire cover, aimed at increasing tire-to-road friction when driving...

AutoSock Operations AS Fred Olsens Gt. 2 0152 Oslo Norway +47 22341000



AutoSock products are also available for light commercial vehicles, for trucks and for buses: Are...

AutoSock Operations AS Fred Olsens Gt. 2 0152 Oslo Norway +47 22341000



AutoSock for Forklifts utilizes specially engineered gripping man made fiber materials and fabrics...

AutoSock Operations AS Fred Olsens Gt. 2 0152 Oslo Norway +47 22341000

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Automechanika 2016

13.09.2016 - 17.09.2016 Hall: 3.1 Stand: E 25