Backer North America







Backer North America is a residential, commercial, and industrial heating element manufacturer that services all of North America’s major OEMs and Aftermarket Groups. Our companies are the most trusted to provide safe and reliable heating solutions to meet any engineering or design challenge for your application.

All Backer North America companies are part of the NIBE Element division, an international heating technology company of NIBE Industrier AB in Sweden.

To receive more information about any of our divisions, visit our individual division’s website at the links below.

Backer North America Group


Backer-Springfield has been the first name in electric heat applications dating back to Wiegand Electric Company in 1917.


The company specializes in serving all major OEM and Aftermarket Groups in Consumer Appliances, HVAC, Refrigeration, Foodservice Equipment, Transportation, Manufacturing and Processing and Industrial Industries with the most reliable tubular, open coil, flexible and specialty heater technologies.


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Backer Marathon

 Backer Marathon designs, manufactures, and stocks Industrial-grade heating elements and temperature sensors for the Plastics, Scientific, Medical, Manufacturing and Processing industries.


The company manufactures high quality heaters, such as Cartridge, Nozzle, Air, Silicone Rubber, Band, Coil and other heating elements.


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Backer Alpe

Backer Alpe focuses on providing heating solutions for commercial and industrial manufacturers.


The company offers specialized tubular heater designs, as well as Plastic Injection Molding and Aluminum Die Casting Machines with the capability for specialty coatings.


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Heatron is a full-service heating element supplier to OEMs with proficiency in thermal management, heating element design and application, and design for manufacture.


More than 35 years of experience in thermal management means our engineers deliver precise, uniform heat exactly where you need it.


Heatron brings heating technologies, such as Silicone Rubber, Etched Foil, Kapton Polyimide, Thick Film Aluminum heaters, as well as circuits and LED lighting solutions to the Aerospace, 3D Printing, Medical, Industrial, Energy, Semiconductor, Industrial Heavy Duty Heaters, Foodservice Equipment, and Transportation industries.


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Backer Hotwatt

Backer Hotwatt has been an established leader in manufacturing resistance heating elements for over 60 years, With a product line including open coil, cartridge, air process, immersion, strip and finned strip, tubular and finned tubular, band, foil, flexible glasrope®, crankcase and ceramic heaters.


They are a quality supplier to a variety of OEM's in the industrial, medical, commercial, packaging, Instrumentation, Aviation, transportation, refrigeration/air conditioning and Military fields. In addition, they can supply compatible accessory items, with the capability to offer a complete heater system.


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OMNI Control

Omni Controls is a contract manufacturer of electrical, electronic, and mechanical control assemblies. From design-build prototypes to full production, Omni Controls has the project management, engineering, and flex space to accommodate a variety of programs.


Experts in control panel technology, we have a full range of capabilities to design and build prototypes to full production.


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Gaumer Process

Gaumer Process is an innovative and leading designer and manufacturer of electric process heaters and engineered systems for Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Refinery, Petrochemical, Pulp & Paper, Marine and Mining industry. We have the experience and expertise to provide certified electric process heaters and control panels to domestic and international markets. Serving the global industry since 1962.

Gaumer Process provides standard or custom engineered fuel gas conditioning systems to meet the most stringent fuel gas quality requirements of gas turbines, engines and compressors. We have a large inventory of heater elements, experienced engineering, procurement & project management teams, dedicated field service, start-up/commissioning assistance and 24/7 emergency support, ensures that the most aggressive delivery schedules are met with confidence.

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For over 65 years, BriskHeat has offered the widest variety of flexible surface heaters, temperature controls, and insulators world-wide. Our core heating element technology is extremely durable and flexible making it suitable for a wide range of heating applications.

A broad range of experience in solving your applications for viscosity control, condensation prevention, process heat, and freeze protection has allowed BriskHeat to become the world-wide leader in flexible surface heat and heat trace applications for piping, vessels, pumps, valves, and other objects.

Large projects or small, high volume or low, US or world-wide, BriskHeat stands by to help you work through any surface or object heating issues you might encounter. With a staff of applications engineers experienced at helping you find the most economical solution for your needs, BriskHeat continues to consider you our most important customer.


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Evapoway Brand


Backer Springfield's anti-condensate pans are used by leading companies in Commercial Refrigeration, HVAC, and Vertical Transportation (elevators). These durable and reliable products use the highest quality components, including NSF certified pans, to evaporate defrost and condensation where no drain line is available. Our products have successfully passed rigorous testing and are UL recognized in the USA and Canada.

Available in 5 series and 21 different models, our electric condensate evaporators can dissipate anywhere from 1.5 to 24 gallons of condensation water per day. The Evapoway™ units are manufactured in a variety of sizes and capacity to accommodate all existing product needs.


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