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June 6, 2008

Bridgestone Run-Flat Shipments Reach 10 Million

Filed under: Run-flats, Tires — Notch @ 1:21 pm

On Wednesday, Bridgestone Corporation announced that its shipments of self-supporting run-flat tires had reached 10 million units in April 2008. Bridgestone shipped its first run-flat tire in 1987 (to Porsche). Run-flat shipments reached one million units in February 2004 and five million units in April 2006. Bridgestone produces run-flats at six plants in four countries — Japan, the US, Poland and South Africa. RFT production was added at the South Africa in April 2008.

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