Founded 1982 in Nashville, Tennessee, S. B. International, Inc.®
(SBI®) is a premier worldwide supplier of cylinder head components
in the automotive aftermarket in terms of product quality and availability, as well as customer
and technical service. SBI supplies worldwide to engine parts distributors, production rebuilders
and specialty markets. Coverage includes automotive, light truck, heavy duty truck and equipment,
agricultural, marine and industrial engines.
Beginning in 1982 with valve seat inserts, SBI introduced the J-LOY®
brand Valve Seat Inserts, a product line focused on heavy duty which evolved to full-line coverage
within several years. In 1991, SBI added to its lineup with its E-LOY®
brand Engine Valves. With these two major cylinder head component lines, SBI further enhanced product
offerings in 1997 by the introductions of valve guides, valve keepers (locks), valve stem seals,
valve springs, valve spring rotators, pushrods, rocker components and other related components to
offer a full product line for cylinder head remanufacturing. In 2001 SBI acquired Ertel®,
Ohio® and Nylen® brand valve guide marketing
rights to become the exclusive worldwide aftermarket distributor. To meet the demands of the cylinder
head aftermarket, SBI added a full range of injector tubes for most popular heavy-duty applications
to its product line in early 2007.
In 2008, SBI and K-Line® Industries signed an agreement making SBI
Exclusive Master Distributor of K-Line's renowned Bronze Bullet® brand
valve guide liners and guide-liner tooling. For more than a quarter-century, K-Line Bronze Bullet
valve guide liners have consistently maintained their top spot around the world as the industry standard
in engine rebuilding based on quality of material and manufacture, efficiency of installation, and
durability. SBI is honored to team with K-Line in providing quality valve guide liners and guide-liner
tooling to the world.
Components supplied by SBI are manufactured to meet or exceed original equipment manufacturers' (OEM)
specifications and tested within our quality control lab using Statistical Process Control (SPC) to
ensure correct specifications in every product.
SBI has more than 40 factory warehouse distribution centers located throughout United States and Canada
as well as an efficient network of authorized distributors and remanufacturers around the world. This
infrastructure enables SBI to provide local support and dependable availability for customer convenience.
SBI's commitment to inventory investment, as well as technical research, has earned the company the
reputation of having the best customer and technical service, along with the best quality and availability
of parts in the cylinder head parts aftermarket.
Celebrating more than thirty years of experience and expertise, SBI continues to be the dominant force in
the valvetrain aftermarket by offering the latest and up-to-date product worldwide with unequalled customer
and technical service.