WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF BACKER

We have a great history,
but our eye is always on the future

100+ YEARS OF QUALITY

 

Backer-Springfield is a global market leader in heat related solutions for the appliance manufacturing industries. Based on more than a century of experience in the field, we manufacture and sell heating products to the appliance industry. Backer-Springfield is the largest producer of tubular heating elements in North America, manufacturing more than 25 million a year. We provide total heating solutions for all major appliance Segments including: Cooking, Dishwasher, Water Heater, Automotive and Lighting. We supply Residential and Commercial Comfort Electric Heat and Aftermarket Electric Heat Products in North America and Asia.


Backer-Springfield designs and manufactures components and complete electric heating and temperature control systems for the following applications:

>> OEM Manufacturing
>> Small appliance
>> Residental appliance
>> Commercial food preparation
>> HVAC
>> Refrigeration
>> Automotive
>> Maintenance
>> Special/Custom Order


Celebrating 100 years,
Backer-Springfield
has been the first name in electric heat applications. E. L. Wiegand incorporated Wiegand Electric Company in 1917 manufacturing electric heating elements under the "Chromalox" brand. Known as "Chromalox" and "Springfield Wire" for much of our history, we are proud to now carry the "Backer-Springfield" brand.

As a leader in electric heat applications our products provide the innovation, quality, and design efficiency our global customers have come to expect. If you have a need for heat, let us provide the solution.


Headquartered in Murfreesboro, TN, Backer-Springfield primarily serves customers in the North, Central, and South American market. The Backer Group has state-of-the-art engineering labs and manufacturing plants around the world.


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Edwin L. Wiegand

100+ YEARS OF QUALITY

 

E.L. Wiegand received a U.S. patent for a flat iron electric heating element in 1915. In 1917 he started the E.L. Wiegand Corporation operating under the name Chromalox. Emerson Electric Company purchased Chromalox in 1968. In 1995 Emerson split the company into two divisions, Appliance and Industrial. In 2000 the Industrial Division was sold and now operates as Chromalox, Inc. In 2011 the Appliance Division was acquired by Backer Sweden and became Backer EHP Inc. Backer EHP Inc. acquired Springfield WIre in 2012 and began marketing under the name Backer Springfield. Since that time, Backer Springfield has grown to be one of the largest heating element manufacturers in the U.S., continuing over a century or quality heating elements. Backer EHP Inc. in Murfreesboro, TN remains the North American headquarters for the Backer Group.


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Christian Backer

THE ORIGINAL SINCE 1921

 

Our founder Christian Backer patented the modern day tubular heating element back in 1921. Almost 30 years later in Sösdala, 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. Still today, in that little town in the south of Sweden, Backer BHV AB remains the global headquarters for the Backer Group. With over 40 companies and 6,000 employees around the world, the Backer Group is the premier solutions provider in the heating element industry.

 

Many of Backer’s products maintain their origins from the technical innovations in the original Christian Backer 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 within the fields of measurement, heating, and control for leading companies in the Automotive, Energy, Railway, Medicine, HVAC and Process industries. Our customers require innovative and customized technical solutions for their specific applications.

At Backer, we strive to help create competitive advantage for our customers by adding value through partnership. Our approach to product design and supply results 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 is driven 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.

MILESTONES

  • 1915

    EDWIN L. WIEGAND RECEIVES PATENT FOR FLAT IRON ELEMENT

    Everything we do started with this simple appliance component.

  • 1917

    EDWIN L. WIEGAND STARTS E.L. WIEGAND COMPANY

    E.L. Wiegand Company opens for business in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • 1921

    CHRISTIAN BACKER TOOK PATENT ON THE TECHNICAL PRINCIPLE

    The products of Backer can be derived from the technical principle that Christian Backer took out a patent for in the year 1921.

  • 1949

    BACKER IS FOUNDED

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

  • 1968

    EMERSON ELECTRIC COMPANY ACQUIRES E.L. WIEGAND (CHROMALOX)

    Headquarters remains in Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2005

    BACKER CREATES A NEW LABORATORY

    In 2005 Backer created a completely new laboratory at the head office in Sösdala, with the purpose to be able to carry out measurements of greater quantities and quality.

  • 2007

    LOGISTICS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

    In 2007 we opened a completely new logistics- and customer service center in Sösdala, Sweden, to further strengthen the relations to our customers. We have placed this new centre in the heart of our production, thereby offering the fastest possible reponse times and answers in Swedish, English, German, French or Italian.

  • 2011

    BACKER ACQUIRES EMERSON HEATING PRODUCTS

    Renamed as Backer EHP Inc. the headquarters remains in Murfreesboro, TN

  • 2013

    BACKER EHP INC ACQUIRES SPRINGFIELD WIRE INC

    THe combined companies begin sales under the Backer Springfield brand.

  • 2015

    NIBE ACQUIRES MARATHON HEATER INC.

    Begins operations as Backer Marathon, Inc. under the administration of Backer EHP Inc.

     

  • 2016

    NIBE ACQUISITIONS IN U.S..

    Heatron, with locations in Leavenworth, KS and Erie, PA

    Hotwatt, in Danvers, MA

    Omnicontrol Technology Inc, in Whitinsville, MA

    Evapoway, in Huntington Beach, CA

    Administration moved to Backer EHP Inc.

     

  • 2018

    BACKER EHP INC. ACQUISITIONS IN U.S..

    60% share of Gaumer Process, in Houston, TX

    60% share of Briskheat, in Columbus, OH

  • 2019

    BACKER EHP INC. ACQUISITIONS IN U.S..

    51% share of Therm-X, in Hayward, CA

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

We have signed Global Compact, which means that we abide to internationally accepted principles concerning human rights, labor standards, 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 for all our business behavior and applies equally to our employees wherever they are in the world.

OUR
VALUES

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OUR BUSINESS PRINCIPLES

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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

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QUALITY
POLICY

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CONFLICT
MINERALS

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WORK ENVIRONMENT POLICY

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BACKER SITES
AROUND THE WORLD

- Find your global partner

BACKER HOTWATT

 

128 Maple St Danvers, MA 01923
USA
Phone +1 978 777 0070 [email protected]
www.hotwatt.com

BACKER EHP INC

 

4700 John Bragg Highway, Murfreesboro, TN. 37127
USA
Phone: +1 615 907 6900
www.backerspringfield.com

BACKER ALPE, S.DE R.L. DE C.V.


Santiago Graff 105, Zona Industrial Toluca de Lerdo, 50071
Mexico
[email protected]
Phone: +52-722 272 1320
www.backer-alpe.com

BACKER MARATHON HEATER INC

 

808 Hackberry Lane
Del Rio, Texas 78840
USA
Phone +1 830 775 1417
[email protected] www.backermarathon.com

 

BACKER SPRINGFIELD WIRE

 

Calle 15, de Septiembre 3013,
Campestre, 88278 Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas
Mexico
Phone: +1 956 723 2651
www.backerspringfield.com

 

BACKER ALPE, S.DE R.L. DE C.V.

 

Fco.I. Madero No. 2137
Pte. Col. Centro, C.P. 64000
Monterrey, N.L
Mexico
Phone: +52-81 1133 8753
www.backer-alpe.com

 

GAUMER PROCESS INC.

 

13616 Hempstead Road
Houston, Texas 77040
USA
Phone +1 800 460 5200
[email protected]

www.gaumer.com

 

BRISKHEAT INC.

 

4800 Hilton Corporate Drive
Columbus, OH 43232 USA
Phone: +1 888 412 0122
[email protected] www.briskheat.com

 

OMNI CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC.

 

1 Main Street
Whitinsville, Massachusetts 01588
USA
Phone +1 508 234 9121
[email protected] www.omnicontroltech.com

 

HEATRON INC.


3000 Wilson Avenue
Leavenworth, KS 66048
USA
Phone: +1 (913) 651-4420
www.heatron.com

 

HEATRON INC.

 

8135 Nathan Cir
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
USA
Phone +1 814 868 8554
www.heatron.com

BACKER ALPE, S.DE R.L. DE C.V.

 

Venado Street No. 45, Col. Los Olivos, Tlahuac, C.P. 13210
Mexico
Phone: +52-55 584 505 05
www.backer-alpe.com

 

 







THERM-X of California Inc.


3200 Investment Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
USA
Phone +1 510 606 1012
www.therm-x.com

 






NORSKE BACKER

Postboks 203, Midtbyen
No-2201 Kongsvinger
Norway
Phone +47 628 28 828
[email protected]
www.norskebacker.no

BACKER BHV AB

Fabriksgatan 11
SE-28010 Sösdala
Sweden
Phone +46 451 661 00
[email protected]
www.backer.eu

BACKER CALESCO

Västra Åvägen 11
SE-734 51 Kolbäck
Sweden
Phone +46-220 453 00 www.backercalesco.se

BACKER-CALESCO FRANCE SARL

20 rue de la vilette, Cedex 03
F-69328 Lyon
France
Phone +33 4 26 68 50 37
www.calescofoil.se

BACKER ELC AG

Wynentalstrasse 1 CH 5723
Teufenthal
Switzerland
Phone +41 62 837 62 80
www.backerelc.ch

BACKER ELEKTRO CZ A.S.

Policská 444
CZ-539 01 Hlinsko
Czech Republic
Phone +420 46 9802 524
[email protected]
www.backer-elektro.cz

BACKER ELTOP S.R.O

Miretice 32
CZ-539 55 Miretice
Czech Republic
Phone +420 469 344 176
[email protected]
www.eltoppraha.cz

BACKER FACSA, S.L.

Ctra de Ribes, KM 50
ES-08591 Aiguafreda
Spain
Phone +34 938 44 26 00
[email protected]
www.backerfacsa.es

BACKER FER S.R.L.

Via Statale 55 NO 293
IT-440 47 Sant' Agostino
Italy
Phone +39 05 32 35 00 00
[email protected]
www.backerfer.com

REBA DIV. INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Branch of Backer FER S.R.L
Via Parco Alto Milanese 1
IT-21052 Busto Arsizio (VA)
Italy
Phone +39 0331 35 13 95
[email protected]
www.backerfer.com

BACKER OBR SP. Z.O.O.

Glowackiego 39
PL-74 200 Pyrzyce
Poland
Phone +48 91 481 99 00
[email protected]
www.backerobr.pl

BACKER FACSA, GRID RESISTOR DIVISION

Calle Peña Redonda 35
33192 Asturias
Spain
www.backerfacsa.es

BACKER WOLFF GMBH

Frische luft 151
44319 Dortmund
Germany
Phone +49 231 56 55 78 40
[email protected]
www.weichenheizung.de

SINUS JEVI ELECTRIC HEATING BV

Aambeeld 19
NL-1671 NT Medemblik
Netherlands
Phone +31 227 54 91 00
[email protected]
www.sinusjevi.com

SAN ELECTRO HEAT A/S

Gillelejevej 30b
DK-3230, Graested
Denmark
Phone +45 4839 8888
[email protected]
www.san-as.com

JEVI A/S

Godthåbsvej 7
DK-7100 Vejle
Denmark
Phone +45 75 83 02 11
[email protected]
www.jevi.dk

DANOTHERM ELECTRIC A/S

Naesbyvej 20
2610 Roedovre
Denmark
Phone +45 3673 2222
[email protected]
www.danotherm.com

LUND & SØRENSEN A/S

Maserativej 4
DK-7100 Vejle
Denmark
Phone +45 75 85 78 22
[email protected]
www.ls-elvarme.dk

ELTWIN A/S

Torsøvej 1B
8240 Risskov
Denmark
Phone +45 86 21 61 00
[email protected]
www.eltwin.dk

HT SPA

Via Conegliano 73/B
31058 Susegana (TV)
Italy
Phone +39 0438 45 41 11
[email protected]
www.htspa.it

ASKOMA AG

Industriestrasse 1
CH-4922 Bützberg
Switzerland
Phone +41 62 958 7080
[email protected]
www.askoma.com

E. BRAUDE (LONDON) LTD

Liberta House, Sandhurst
Berkshire GU47 8JR
UK
Phone +44 1252 876123
[email protected]
www.braude.co.uk

OY MEYER VASTUS AB

Sepäntie 2
07230 Monninkylä
Finland
Phone +35 19 57 40 200
[email protected]
www.meyervastus.fi

STRUCTURGRUPPEN AB

Magasingatan 8C
434 37 Kungsbacka
Sweden
Phone +46 300 566 400
[email protected]
www.structurgruppen.se

LOVAL

Linnunrata 4
FIN-07900 Loviisa
Finland
Phone +35 8(0)19 51 731
[email protected]
www.loval.fi

HEATROD ELEMENTS LIMITED

Holloway Drive
Wardley Industrial Estate
Worsley, Manchester
M28 2DP
UK
Phone +44 161 727 3713
[email protected]
www.heatrod.com

ATE ELECTRONICS S.R.L.

Via Ugo Scaletta 13
10094 Giaveno (TO)
Italy
Phone +39 011 937 85 75
[email protected]
www.ate-electronics.com

HEAT POINT B.V.

Botter 7
2411 NM Bodegraven
Netherlands
Phone +31 172 651 006
[email protected]
www.heatpoint.nl

BACKER HTF (HEATING TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE)

Foil Solutions for the Automotive Industry

Le Pôle
330 cours du 3ème Millénaire
69800 Saint-Priest
France
Tel. +33 4 27 19 40 59/
+33 6 24 32 08 03
[email protected]
www.backercalesco.com

HEMI HEATING AB

Hansavägen 7G
SE-151 38 Södertälje
Sweden
Phone +46 8 554 23 250
[email protected]miheating.se
www.hemiheating.se

 

 







All other Heating Solutions

P.I Plaine de l’Ain - 120, allée des Lilas 01150 SAINT VULBAS
France
Phone +33 (0)6 26 87 10 14
[email protected]
www.backer.se/fr-fr

 






BACKER HTV

E1-2 road no 5
Kizuna 2, Tan Phuoc
Can Giuoc District
Long an Province
Vietnam

BACKER HTS CO LTD

Building 5, Hong Hua Ling Ind. Estate Long XI Village, Long Gang District
Shenzhen
China
Phone +86 755 289 303 69 www.backerhts.com

BACKER-WILSON ELEMENTS PTY. LTD

Unit 2, 22 Loyalty Road North Rocks NSW 2151 NSW 2264
Australia
www.backer-wilson.com

BACKER SPRINGFIELD
DONGGUAN CO., LTD.

Beimian Xiubian Industrial Park
Humen Town, Dongguan City
Guangdong
China
Phone +86 769 88 62 91 88
[email protected]
backer-springfield.com.cn

GRAND HEATER CO., LTD.

119 Moo 6 T. Khok-Kham
A. Muang Samutsakorn
Samutsakorn 74000
Thailand
Phone +66 34 812 034
[email protected]
www.grandheater.com

ASKOMA SDN BHD

3-B, Jalan Dewani 1/1
Taman Perindustrian Dewani
81100 Johor Bahru
Malaysia
Phone +60 7 276 1717
[email protected]
www.askoma.com.my

CELLNERGY ENGINEERING PTE LTD

51 Bukit Batok Crescent
#06-26 Unity Centre
Singapore 658077
Phone 6665 0568
[email protected]
www.cellnergy.com

HYPER ENGINEERING

4/14 Ralph Black Drive
Wollongong 2500
NSW
Australia
Phone +61 2 4229 2069
[email protected]
www.hypereng.com

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