Delta, B.C. – On Thursday, March 07, 2024, the management and staff of SEI Industries were delighted to host a visit from the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Official Opposition for Canada as well as the Hon. Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Hon. Bob Zimmer, Hon. Senator Yonah Martin, and candidate Jessy Sahota. The visit included a talk and tour of the company’s manufacturing facility in Delta, B.C.

With discussion focused primarily on innovation and product development, the tour offered the opportunity to talk about SEI’s role in supplying specialized equipment to military and NATO forces around the globe as well as supporting emergency response agencies dealing with wildfires and other disasters using various products such as the Bambi Bucket. SEI first established its reputation as a progressive engineering solutions company with the invention of the Bambi Bucket 45 years ago and, today, the Bambi Bucket is used in 113 countries and holds 85% of the world market share for wildfire fighting buckets.

“It was a pleasure to showcase B.C. products to Mr. Poilievre and provide some insight into the importance of our role, domestically and internationally, in supporting various industries with Canadian-made equipment,” says Paul Reichard, a director with SEI.

“We also shared how SEI has enjoyed a long-term relationship with Canada’s Department of Defence that has helped us innovate new products which are, eventually, exported to other countries and return benefits back to Canada as a whole.”

Over time, SEI has diversified its manufacturing line to encompass more than 50 products that serve many applications from fuel and water storage/dispensing to environmental spill protection and firefighting. Many of these products are used in remote locations and under challenging conditions caused by extremes in weather, temperature, UV, humidity, terrain and combat.

Manufactured by 100+ highly skilled employees, SEI exports most of its products including its award-winning BATT (Bulk Aviation Transport Tank) which allows diesel, jet fuel and gasoline to be carried inside an aircraft in a soft-sided bladder. The BATT has revolutionized aviation fuel transportation to remote locations, allowing operators to fly fuel in, empty and roll up the BATT and then fly cargo back out – a first of its kind in the world.

SEI very much appreciates the time and interest shown by Mr. Poilievre during his visit to our manufacturing facility and we welcome him back at any time in the future,” Reichard says.