Overview


As a capacitor technology innovator, SBE is partnering on next generation system designs for leading edge customers around the world. Let our technology and design team help you optimize your product design vision for the future with the capacitor solution specific to your needs….within expected budget.

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.

The Company’s Headquarters, Engineering and Product Development Center, and Manufacturing Operation are located in Barre, Vermont. SBE’s Advanced Applications Engineering center is located in Loveland, Colorado. SBE also has a Representative Office in Xiamen, China and a European Field Office in the Netherlands.