ABOUT BACKER

Backer produces heating components and solutions for markets around the world. 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 External link. 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 70 companies and 10.000 employees around the world, the Backer Group External link. 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.

Welcome to Backer, you’ll love our company.

Milestones


  • THE BACKER STORY

    The original since 1921.
    Welcome to Backer, you’ll love our company.

  • 1949

    BACKER IS FOUNDED

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

  • 1952

    NIBE IS FOUNDED

    NIBE in Markaryd Sweden was founded in 1952.

  • 1969

    NORSKE BACKER IS FOUNDED

    Norske Backer in Kongsvinger Norway was founded in 1969.

  • 1989

    NEW OWNERS

    NIBE Industrier AB is founded, consisting of NIBE & Backer.

  • 1994

    ACQUISITION

    Backer OBR, Poland

  • 1997

    ACQUISITION

    Loval, Finland

  • 1997

    STOCK EXCHANGE

    NIBE Industrier AB is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange.

  • 1998

    ACQUISITIONS

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

  • 2000

    ACQUISITIONS

    Backer CZ Eltop, Czech Republic
    Backer FER, Italy

  • 2003

    ACQUISITIONS

    SAN Electro Heat, Denmark
    Backer Facsa, Spain
    Sinus Jevi, Netherlands
    Danotherm, Denmark

  • 2004

    ACQUISITION

    Shel, UK & China

  • 2007

    ACQUISITION

    Heatrod, UK

  • 2008

    ACQUISITION

    Backer Alpe, Mexico

  • 2011

    ACQUISITIONS

    Lund & Sørensen, Denmark & China
    Backer ELC, Switzerland
    Backer EHP, US, Mexico & China

  • 2012

    ACQUISITION

    Structurgruppen, Sweden

  • 2013

    ACQUISITIONS

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

  • 2014

    ACQUISITIONS

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

  • 2015

    ACQUISITIONS

    Termorad, Poland
    Backer Marathon, US
    Lükon, Switzerland

  • 2016

    ACQUISITIONS

    Heatron, US
    ATE Electronics S.R.L, Italy
    Hotwatt, US
    Braude LTD, UK
    Omni Control Technology Inc, US
    Evapoway, US

  • 2017

    ACQUISITIONS

    Ormandy, UK
    HT, Italy & Romania
    Grand Heater, Thailand
    Heatpoint, Netherlands
    Gaumer, US

  • 2018

    ACQUISITIONS

    Brisk Heat, US & Vietnam
    Hemi Heating, Sweden & China
    Cellnergy, Singapore
    Emin Group, Turkey & Serbia
    Elektron Etto, Czech Republic

  • 2019

    ACQUISITIONS

    Rotterdamse Elementen Fabriek, Netherlands
    Therm-X, US & Vietnam

  • 2020

    ACQUISITIONS

    Elektrotermija, Serbia
    Heating Group, Netherlands
    Jac De Vries GESTA B.V, Netherlands
    Termotech, Italy
    Voltanova, Netherlands
    Sun Electric Heater Company, US
    Jac De Vries Infrarood, Netherlands

  • 2021

    ACQUISITIONS

    Graybar, UK
    Heat Trace Holdings, UK

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 Pdf, 2 MB., Our Business Principles Pdf, 4 MB. and Our Working Methods Pdf, 3 MB., 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.