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SBE, Inc.

Wilson Indsl. Park, 81 Parker Rd.
Barre, VT 05641-9106
United States

SBE Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of film capacitor solutions that provide a much higher degree of reliability, higher power density, and simpler cooling infrastructure, in demanding applications, particularly for automotive/transportation, alternative energy, military/aerospace, medical equipment and power supplies/laser. Originally a Sprague Electric Plant, SBE has been manufacturing capacitors for over 50 years producing over a billion capacitors, including the renowned Orange Drop®. With the development of its DC Link Filter Power Ring Film Capacitor™, SBE Inc. was awarded a $9.1 million grant by the US Department of Energy (as part of a $18 Million dollars overall project) to build a world-class facility for the manufacturing of this line of capacitors used in Drivetrain Inverters for Electric Drive Vehicles, Wind and Solar System Inverters, Power Conditioning/UPS Systems and Datacenter Network Infrastructures. The plant capacity is currently configured and capable of manufacturing 40,000 Power Ring units a year and has the ability to rapidly increase production to well over 100,000 Power Ring units with additional personnel, tooling and fixturing.