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About Us

We engineer solutions that support successful companies around the world

Established in 1978, SEI Industries Ltd. is an industrial fabric products manufacturer best known for its invention of the world-famous Bambi Bucket which is used by helicopters to drop water on forest fires. Today, operating from a full-service 48,000 sq. ft. (4,460 sq. m.) manufacturing facility located in Delta, BC, Canada, SEI supplies more than 45 unique products that serve more than 50 military forces as well as a diversity of commercial enterprises.

SEI has a global agent network with two international offices and seven international repair facilities. Currently, SEI products are in use in 110 countries around the world.

Since January 1983, the company has specialized in the design, manufacturing, marketing and commissioning of structural engineered fabric products and related systems to the aviation, remote site logistics supply, environmental, and firefighting industries. Other SEI capabilities include pumping/filtration design and manufacturing, and technical problem-solving involving new-generation, high-strength, lightweight fabrics, and state-of-the-art power generation and liquid transfer systems.

SEI provides service and high quality task-specific products worldwide to oil and mineral exploration companies, over 750 helicopter aviation companies, government agencies, and military in over 105 countries, the United Nations, humanitarian relief agencies, original equipment manufacturers, and Fortune 500 companies. Our customers include:

  • Disaster relief agencies
  • Government and military peacekeeping deployment operations
  • Resource base exploration activities, and
  • Environmental primary/secondary containment industry.


SEI Industries’ equipment includes: electronic RF welding equipment for industrial coated fabrics; metal welding, sewing and machining equipment; in-house fabrics testing laboratory; 11,000 gallon (50,000 liter) test tank with crane; in-house computer systems. 48,000 sq. ft. (4,460 sq. m.) manufacturing facility, 12,000 sq. ft. (1,115 sq. m.) engineering and administration.

SEI has cultivated a unique, innovative capability not readily found elsewhere in the world. We excel at designing, engineering and manufacturing products from industrial fabric materials which solve specific problems for our customers. Flexible fabric-based products provide advantages not available with products made of traditional rigid materials.

With an emphasis on customer-driven features such as collapsibility, transportability and quick set-up, SEI industries has found itself at the forefront of product design for a variety of applications related to liquids containment and handling.


Today, SEI Industries’ many operating divisions reflect this widespread diversity with a common theme of industrial fabrics.



BC Export Award

BATT wins third award for innovative technology


SEI’s Advantage

SEI excels at innovation. Part of this process includes building multidisciplinary teams that can take their varied perspectives to ask the right questions and get the best possible solutions to problems that face our clients specifically, and their industries generally. We cover all points of the product journey: design, production, sales, training, maintenance, and customer services. Our institutional knowledge and the availability of expertise is why we can provide the best possible service to our clients.


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