Bridgestone’s Wilson Facility Approved to Supply Run-Flats to BMW
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) has announced that its Wilson, North Carolina facility has sent its first shipment of Bridgestone run-flat (RFT) tyres to BMW. It is the first BFNT facility in the US to produce Bridgestone-brand run-flats. The 225/45R17 91W Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT tyres will be shipped to BMW’s assembly plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina for original equipment application on the BMW Z4.
In order to qualify as a supplier of these American-made tires to BMW, the Wilson facility had to undergo a thorough evaluation and audit process conducted by the BMW AG Purchasing and BMW MC Supplier Quality Assurance groups. The Wilson plant has now joined a select group of Bridgestone Group plants that are approved to produce tyres for BMW.