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Backer Springfield

- Heating your world for over 100 years



Backer-Springfield is recognized as the global market leader in heat related solutions, providing innovative, high-quality products with best-in-class technologies for a wide variety of manufacturing industries.

Our proud history begins in 1915 when E. L. Wiegand received a U.S. patent for his flat iron heating element. In 1917 Weigand opened the E.L. Wiegand Electric Company marketing under the Chromalox name, this company was aquired by Emerson Electric Company in 1968. Emerson split the company into two divisions and we became Emerson Heating Products under the Emerson Appliance Solutions & Emerson Climate Tech Solutions groups, Acquired by the Swedish company NIBE in 2011 we became Backer EHP, and with the acquisition of Springfield Wire in 2012 we began marketing under the name Backer Springfield. Through all of the name changes one thing has not changed, our commitment to quality and providing the best value in electric heat for our customers. We have remained the same company with our excellent resources, expertise, and engineering abilities and have enjoyed the continuos improvement of our company both organically and through our acquisitions.

We have an excellent team of businesses in place to support your needs in our Backer Group of companies. Backer Group is a division of the public Swedish company NIBE AB and is one of the largest electric heating solution providers in the world. With approximately USD $2.3 billion in sales, 14,000 employees and 80 companies across four continents, NIBE AB has been growing and expanding steadily to become the global leader in heating technology since 1952 both through organic growth and growth by acquisition. Backer Group is comprised of three major business divisions: NIBE Element (Operating as Backer), NIBE Climate Solutions, and NIBE Stoves.

The Backer North American businesses are very important subset of companies in the Backer Element division of our parent company NIBE. Our North American employees are focused on producing the highest quality solutions and exceeding our customer expectations. The headquarters and engineering centers are in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with additional manufacturing, service, and engineering facilities in California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Mexico. For more than 100 years Backer EHP or Backer-Springfield has been and will continue to be one of the top industry leaders with the innovation and production of electrical heating elements for the worldwide markets of Home Appliance sales, HVAC Comfort heating sales, Foodservice equipment sales, Refrigeration and Defrost sales, Scientific and Medical sales, Transportation sales, and Manufacturing and Processing sales.

All our in-house engineers at Backer Springfield strive to form a partnership with our customers to solve all heating challenges to provide a total customer solution and not merely supplying a heating element. By working together, we can develop new products as required through our engineering, design, testing, and value-added capabilities.

Our expertise has earned us the industry-leading position for customized heating solutions worldwide.

  • All facilities are ISO 9001 certified
  • All facilities are ISO 14001 certified
  • North American Safety Agency Certifications: UL, CSA, RoHS
  • Global Safety Agency Certifications: IEC, VDE, CE, REACH, PQAN(ATEX), SEMCO, CQC, BEAB

Backer Springfield elevates your success by ensuring that you can deliver the most efficient, reliable, and safe product to your customer with our heating component technologies and thermal solutions.

We understand that there are many choices when considering your electrical heating needs. That is why great pride and care are taken with each product developed to ensure that everything is considered including cost, safety, performance, and durability.

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

For more information please visit https://www.backerspringfield.com