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
>> 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.
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.
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.
EDWIN L. WIEGAND RECEIVES PATENT FOR FLAT IRON ELEMENT
Everything we do started with this simple appliance component.
EDWIN L. WIEGAND STARTS E.L. WIEGAND COMPANY
E.L. Wiegand Company opens for business in Pittsburgh, PA.
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.
BACKER IS FOUNDED
Backer Elektro-Värme AB in Sösdala was founded in 1949.
EMERSON ELECTRIC COMPANY ACQUIRES E.L. WIEGAND (CHROMALOX)
Headquarters remains in Pittsburgh, PA
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.
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.
BACKER ACQUIRES EMERSON HEATING PRODUCTS
Renamed as Backer EHP Inc. the headquarters remains in Murfreesboro, TN
BACKER EHP INC ACQUIRES SPRINGFIELD WIRE INC
THe combined companies begin sales under the Backer Springfield brand.
NIBE ACQUIRES MARATHON HEATER INC.
Begins operations as Backer Marathon, Inc. under the administration of Backer EHP Inc.
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.
BACKER EHP INC. ACQUISITIONS IN U.S..
60% share of Gaumer Process, in Houston, TX
60% share of Briskheat, in Columbus, OH
BACKER EHP INC. ACQUISITIONS IN U.S..
51% share of Therm-X, in Hayward, CA
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BACKER EHP INC
4700 John Bragg Highway, Murfreesboro, TN. 37127
Phone: +1 615 907 6900
BACKER SPRINGFIELD WIRE
Calle 15, de Septiembre 3013,
Campestre, 88278 Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas
Phone: +1 956 723 2651
3000 Wilson Avenue
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: +1 (913) 651-4420
8135 Nathan Cir
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
Phone +1 814 868 8554
Västra Åvägen 11
SE-734 51 Kolbäck
Phone +46-220 453 00 www.backercalesco.se
BACKER-CALESCO FRANCE SARL
20 rue de la vilette, Cedex 03
Phone +33 4 26 68 50 37
E1-2 road no 5
Kizuna 2, Tan Phuoc
Can Giuoc District
Long an Province
BACKER HTS CO LTD
Building 5, Hong Hua Ling Ind. Estate Long XI Village, Long Gang District
Phone +86 755 289 303 69 www.backerhts.com