WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF BACKER

- 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 AB 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 AB, in that little town in the south of Sweden, continues to this day as the Backer Group's global headquarters. With 60 companies and 10,000 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.


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.


You’ll love our company.

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MILESTONES

  • 1949

    OUR TECHNOLOGY

    ELEMENTS

    BACKER IS FOUNDED

    Backer Elektro-Värme AB in Sösdala was founded in 1949.

  • 1952

    OUR TECHNOLOGY

    BOILERS

  • 1969

    OUR TECHNOLOGY

    ELEMENTS

    NORSKE BACKER IS FOUNDED

    Norske Backer in Kongsvinger was founded in 1969.

  • 1989

    NEW OWNERS

    NIBE INDUSTRIER AB

    NIBE Industrier AB aquires Backer and NIBE.

  • 1994

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    ALUMINUM ELEMENTS

    ACQUISITION

    Backer OBR, Poland

  • 1997

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    CERAMIC ELEMENTS

    ACQUISITION

    Loval, Finland

    NIBE Industrier AB is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange.

  • 1998

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    FOIL ELEMENTS

    ACQUISITIONS

    Jevi, Denmark
    Calesco, Sweden
    Meyer Vastus, Finland
    Bröderna Håkansson, Sweden.

  • 2000

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    IR ELEMENTS, PTC ELEMENTS, THICKFILM ELEMENTS

    ACQUISITIONS

    Backer CZ, Czec Rep
    Backer FER, Italy

  • 2003

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    CARTRIDGE HEATERS, RESISTORS

    ACQUISITIONS

    Backer Facsa, Spain
    Sinus Jevi, Holland
    Danotherm, Denmark

  • 2004

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    HEAT EXCHANGERS

    ACQUISITION

    Shel China, UK

  • 2005

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    OPEN COIL ELEMENTS

  • 2007

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    HOT WATER SYSTEMS

    ACQUISITION

    Heatrod, England

  • 2008

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    CABLES ALUMINUM DIE CASTING

    ACQUISITION

    Backer ALPE, Mexico

  • 2009

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    CONTROL PANELS

  • 2011

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    OPEN COIL SYSTEMS

    ACQUISITIONS

    L&S, Denmark
    Backer ELC, Switzerland
    Backer EHP, US, Mexico & China

  • 2012

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    New products

    ACQUISITION

    Structurgruppen, Sweden

  • 2013

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    HEATING CABLES ELECTRONICS INVERTERS

    ACQUISITIONS

    Springfield Wire, China, US & Mexico
    Eltwin, Denmark & Poland

  • 2014

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    SOFT STARTERS THERMOSTATS

    ACQUISITIONS

    Askoma, Malaysia & Switzerland
    Backer Wolff, Germany
    IC Electronics, Denmark
    Wilson Elements, Australia
    Diamond H, China

  • 2015

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    STEEL GRID RESISTORS

    ACQUISITIONS

    Termorad, Poland
    Backer Marathon, US
    Lükon, Switzerland

  • 2016

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    ELEMENTS FOR CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENTS LED

    ACQUISITIONS

    Heatron, US
    Ate-Electronics S.R.L, Italy
    Hotwatt, US Braude LTD, UK
    OMNI Control Technology INC, US
    Evapoway, US

  • 2017

    NEW TECHNOLOGY

    New products

    ACQUISITIONS

    Ormandy, UK
    HT, Italy & Romania

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

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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