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"Your world leading partner in heating solutions for industry"

Backer-Facsa develops, produces and sells customized solutions and components for electric heating. As members of Backer Group we put at your disposal the largest technology portfolio in the industry, as well as a global production network with 24 productions facilities and more than 30 companies worldwide.
Backer-Facsa has two specialized production plants: its Heating Elements Division located in Aiguafreda, Barcelona and the Resistors Division located in Llanera, Asturias. Both facilities has been successfully certified as per ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
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  • 70th Anniversary
    29 MAY 2019

    70th Anniversary

    Christian Bergh Backer’s life and the birth of the Backer element

    Christian Backer was born in 1885 in the village of Flisa, a little way north of Kongsvinger in Norway. His father was a crofter, but also ran a smithy. Christian Backer was the youngest of 8 children, most of whom emigrated to the USA and Canada at a fairly young age. Christian Backer proved early on to have an aptitude for research. Having passed his school-leaving examination in Kongsvinger, he became an assistant to a professor at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim, while also pursuing his own studies. The professor he assisted was working on a number of projects, including extracting pure magnesium from seawater.

    It was during his work with the metallic element magnesium that Christian Backer identified the properties of magnesium hydroxide and magnesium oxide, and recognised the potential for using pure magnesium, which is a good electrical conductor, to produce magnesium oxide, one of the best known electrical insulators and also an exceptional conductor of heat, even at high temperatures.
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  • ISH - FRANKFURT 2019
    20 FEB 2019

    ISH - FRANKFURT 2019

    ISH is the world’s leading trade fair focusing on the responsible management of water and energy in buildings. It sets trends for modern bathroom design, sustainable heating and air-conditioning technology as well as intelligent home systems. Form 13/03/19 to 15/03/19 at Frankfurt, Germany.

    We look forward to meet you there at HALL 9- B76
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  • SIFER 2019
    20 FEB 2019

    SIFER 2019

    Covering the entire rail market, SIFER is the perfect platform for suppliers to present their capabilities and latest technologies to the market’s top buyers, specifiers and engineers. The exhibition showcases the latest technological advances in the rail industry within 3 exhibition halls. More than 160 product categories are represented.

    We look forward to meet you there on Booth Nº3-408.
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