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 companyÂ´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 BMWÂ´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…