BFS ships first US-made run-flat tyres to BMW

Wilson, North Carolina – Bridgestone/Firestone has sent its first shipment of US-made Bridgestone Potenza RE050 RFT run-flat tyres to BMW AG

The tyres, size 225/45R17 91 W, were produced in the company´s Wilson plant, which is the first BFS facility in the US to produce Bridgestone-brand run-flats, the tyre maker said. The tyres will be shipped to BMW´s assembly plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The run-flat tyre originally was developed in the Bridgestone Technical Center in Japan then re-developed for production in Wilson.

“The successful production localisation…

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