News & Events
April 30, 2019
Renowned for its Bambi Bucket Aerial Firefighting solutions, SEI Industries holds a strong belief in putting its customers first to deliver the best.
By Dayna Fedy
For helicopter operators in the aerial firefighting business, using high quality, reliable equipment is vital. Likewise, having sufficient support and training for that equipment is equally important. SEI Industries Ltd., based in Delta, British Columbia, has held a strong belief in these aspects for nearly four decades. Renowned for its Bambi Bucket application, SEI believes that providing outstanding customer service and building top-notch products have been fundamental to the company’s success in enabling aerial operators to fight wildfires around the globe. “We understand that when our customers are in a firefighting situation, they need a reliable product,” said Sergio Fukamati, director of SEI’s firefighting division. “If they need parts or if they damage the bucket during operation, we are prepared to support them.”
April 11, 2019
In February 1968, then 33-year old Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Carr—who served in the 213th Assault support helicopter company in Phu Loi (about 15 miles north of Saigon, Vietnam)—was approached by a Fire Brigade Commander to provide helicopter wildfire support in nearby Cho Lon.
Thinking on their feet, Glenn said his unit confiscated a grain bin that was 8′ diameter by 12′ tall and carried 800-900 gallons of water. The bin was then rigged with a valve using helicopter hydraulics, where they slung it down the Saigon River and made several successful water drops to help extinguish the fires. On a side note, Glenn did not fly the mission but helped build the bucket.
March 1, 2019
For Immediate Release
March 01, 2019
Delta, BC, Canada – March 01, 2019 – SEI Industries is pleased to expand its offering at Heli-Expo
to include, for the first time at Heli-Expo, products from the Remote Site division. Although, SEI is widely recognized for its Aerial Firefighting division due to the success of the BAMBI Bucket, SEI engineers have also designed and manufacture a complete line of collapsible products for the Remote Site division, many which will appeal to helicopter operators.
February 25, 2019
For Immediate Release
February 26, 2019
SEI Industries Ltd introduces the BAMBI MAX Enhanced Valve
Delta, BC, Canada – February 26, 2019 – SEI Industries is best know for its invention of the world-famous BAMBI Bucket that now services 95% of the world’s aerial firefighting water bucket market. As the aerial firefighting product line evolves, SEI engineers continue to make improvements to the existing products based on feedback from customers in the field. The BAMBI MAX enhanced valve now includes added motor protection that maintains valve control during stall conditions, as well as a stronger 1/8″ cable, which is 4 times stronger than the previous design. The enhancements also include an improved chemical resistant bottom seal.
January 14, 2019
Delta, BC, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. (SEI) is pleased to announce that Fire Ignition Resources, LLC (FIRE, LLC), based in Talladega, Alabama, is the new USA distributor for Premo PSD and Premo Fireballs. In addition to product sales and support, the Service Centre in Talladega (AL) will also provide repairs and rebuilds for the Premo PSD.
Our USA customers will continue to have quick access to Premo Ignition spheres right from the Talladega warehouse, as well as the maintenance services for Premo PSD.
September 6, 2018
SEI Industries is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a US patent for the internal baffling systems within our flexible liquid transport tanks, including our Bulk Aviation Transport Tank (BATT).
August 26, 2018
As a manufacturer of certified spill containment berms, SEI Industries is pleased to announce their involvement in the new National Master Standing Offer (NMSO) for Fire, Safety and Rescue equipment with the Canadian federal government.
This contract includes supplying equipment to the Department of National Defence (DND), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). In this NMSO, SEI is listed under S-05: Spill Containment, Prevention and Storage.
July 30, 2018
Transporting large quantities of fuel to remote sites is a challenge faced across the globe. Notably so in areas of Canada, where the terrain doesn’t allow for ground transport of fuels. And the same is true throughout the world.
Bulk transport of fuel had, until recently, been transported by flying oil drums to the location. Oil drums present a slew of negative effects for the environment, logistics, and economics. They have a high chance of spills and leaking. They can often be abandoned after use to avoid the cumbersome and costly destruction. They can often cause damage to the inside of crafts if they are not secured properly during flight. Once the fuel reaches its destination, the empty drums need to be flown back out of the site, effectively doubling the cost of fuel delivery.
March 16, 2017
SEI Industries chose the recent PDAC 2017 tradeshow to unveil its latest spill prevention product, the Spill Monkey. Offering a number of advantages over existing models, the Spill Money acts as a hydrocarbon capture device to prevent contaminates from a spill reaching the surrounding environment.
“With its patented filter media and unique design, Spill Monkey is a robust reliable guard for berms and a great barrier against oil and hydrocarbon contamination,” says Paul Reichard, SEI’s Remote Site/Environmental division manager.
October 11, 2016
SEI Industries is delighted to welcome César Guerra to its global sales team, replacing Eduardo Suzin. César brings more than 20 years of successful sales experience and account management using a personable and consultative approach to meeting customer needs.
“I look forward to forging meaningful working relationships with clients at all levels,” says Guerra, who will manage Latin America sales for both Remote Site and Aerial product lines (including Bambi, Dragon and Premo products).