- We have a great history but the future is our way
THE ORIGINAL SINCE 1921
Our founder Christian Backer patented the modern day tubular heating element back in 1921. Almost 30 years later in Sösdala Sweden, Backer BHV was founded to commercialize this technology for large scale production. Since that time, Backer has developed and produced components and solutions for electric heating markets around the world. Backer BHV AB, in that little town in the south of Sweden, continues to this day as the Backer Group's global headquarters. With over 40 companies and 7,200 employees around the world, the Backer Group is the premier solution provider in the heating element industry.
Many of Backer’s products trace their origins back to the technical innovations in Christian Backer's patents. Heating experts around the word still today refer to the so called “Backer element” as the industry standard.
Modern day Backer is a technical industrial partner to the most important companies in several industry sectors. We deliver competitive solutions in the fields of measurement, heating, and control for leading companies in the Automotive, Energy, Railway, Medtech, HVAC and Process industries. Our customers require innovative and custom technical solutions for their specific applications.
Wilson Elements has been a trusted supplier of heating elements and controls into the Australian market since 2003. Wilson Elements became part of the Backer group in 2014 and soon after became Backer-Wilson Elements. Building on a reputation for innovation and value, Backer Wilson Elements is the Backer groups main sales and support channel for servicing the Australian and New Zealand markets with local sales, R&D and logistics combined with the power and expertise of our global manufacturing network.
At Backer, we strive to help create competitive advantages for our customers by adding value through partnerships. Our approach to product design and supply provides in real benefits for our customers. Our global presence ensures that no matter where our customers design, test or produce their products, Backer engineering and support services are always available.
Backer strives to provide optimal technical solutions with the best possible quality at globally competitive prices. With advanced capabilities in laboratory testing, engineering and agency certification, our passion for exceeding our customers’ expectations makes us the first choice in heating solutions.
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BACKER IS FOUNDED
Backer Elektro-Värme AB in Sösdala was founded in 1949.
NORSKE BACKER IS FOUNDED
Norske Backer in Kongsvinger was founded in 1969.
NIBE Industrier AB aquires Backer and NIBE.
Backer OBR, Poland
NIBE Industrier AB is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange.
Meyer Vastus, Finland
Bröderna Håkansson, Sweden.
Backer CZ, Czec Rep
Backer FER, Italy
Backer Facsa, Spain
Sinus Jevi, Holland
Shel China, UK
Backer ALPE, Mexico
Backer ELC, Switzerland
Backer EHP, US, Mexico & China
Springfield Wire, China, US & Mexico
Eltwin, Denmark & Poland
Askoma, Malaysia & Switzerland
Backer Wolff, Germany
IC Electronics, Denmark
Wilson Elements, Australia
Diamond H, China
Backer Marathon, US
Ate-Electronics S.R.L, Italy
Hotwatt, US Braude LTD, UK
OMNI Control Technology INC, US
HT, Italy & Romania
We have signed the UN Global Compact, which means that we abide to internationally accepted principles concerning human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption and expect our business partners to follow the same basic principles.
All our employees must be familiar with Our Values, Our Business Principles and Our Working Methods, which are summarized in three brochures and available in 14 languages. These brochures form a framework that regulates all our business conduct and this applies equally to all our employees wherever they may be in the world.
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