Established in 1978, SEI Industries Ltd. is an industrial fabric products manufacturer best known for its Aerial Firefighting and Remote Site Liquid Handling products.
Today, operating from its manufacturing facility located in Delta, BC, Canada, SEI supplies over 50 unique products that serve more than 50 military forces as well as a diversity of commercial enterprises.
With a comprehensive global agent / distributor network SEI has two international sales offices and fourteen service points in thirteen countries. SEI products are present in over 110 countries around the world
- IFAI International Achievement Award
- IFAI Honours Program Award
- CME Innovation Insights
- BC Export Award Winner
When the Bambi Bucket went into production almost 40 years ago its Canadian inventor, Don Arney, couldn’t have foreseen that his big orange bucket would become a brand name synonymous with helicopter firefighting worldwide.
The original Bambi Bucket was introduced by SEI Industries Ltd., in 1982. Back then, fire fighting buckets were not new. However, what SEI was able to perfect was a collapsible bucket with a pilot-controlled valve. This allows helicopters to drop a concentrated column of water, from the helicopter, to the fire.
Don’s legendary bucket has been pictured on more footage around the world than any other firefighting tool. Of course, this is apart from the helicopter itself! International news cameras regularly zoom in on the distinctive orange globe, dropping a column of water onto a raging fire below. It is an image that has been broadcast from disasters ranging from enormous Australian wildfires, Hurricane Katrina (2005), the recent US Navy Aircraft Carrier fire in San Diego, CA (2020) and the devastating port of Beirut explosion in Lebanon (2020).
Fast forward to more than three decades later: Don was honored by induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his invention of the Bambi Bucket. At a ceremony on May 4, 2017, in the majestic central hall of the National Building Museum, in Washington, D.C. This was the 44th year of the awards with Don becoming the 14th Canadian to be inducted.
To learn more about Don’s entrepreneurial spirit and long history of invention, please visit his website.
PurposeSEI was founded in the interest of three elements: Science, Engineering, and Innovation.
Our purpose is simple: we believe in creating world-class solutions for our customers. We work alongside regulatory bodies to set the standard for the industries that we work in.
VisionTo be recognized by our customers as the world’s best supplier of helicopter firefighting water bucket systems and fuel transportation & storage systems.
StrategyTo partner with our customers in the research, development and supply of solutions that add the most value.
FocusAlertness to our customer’s needs.
Leader in our niche markets.
Innovative product solutions.
OUR CORE VALUES
We CareWe care about our employees, partners, products, and customers.
Can Do AttitudeWe take on new challenges and accept calculated business risks.
Honesty And IntegrityWe build trust by acting with fairness and accept respectful disagreement.
Teamwork And AccountabilityWe work in close collaboration to meet our goals and share results with every team member.
Keeping It FunWe enjoy our work and celebrate our victories and our varied ethnic backgrounds.
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OUR PRODUCT QUALITY IS CERTIFIED BY ISO 9001:2015!
About International Organization for Standardization 9001:2015 Certification
SEI Industries is certified to the international ISO9001-2015 standard (International Organization for Standardization) for quality systems. When you receive a product from SEI Industries, you can be sure that the product it was manufactured under a quality system that meets the highest standards. For us to obtain certification, SEI Industries’ quality control system is reviewed by independent auditors on an on-going basis.
We make every effort to ensure that you are satisfied with the quality of each product. In addition, every employee at SEI Industries is totally committed to supporting you, our customer. Our goal is to always exceed your expectations.
If you want further information regarding the standards, please visit the ISO website.