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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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  • 16 MAR 2020


    Dear Collaborators

    Backer-Facsa is currently working normally, following the measures and notifications proposed by the health authorities, and according to all the hygiene and safety measures promoted in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Chers collaborateurs, 

    Backer-Facsa fonctionne actuellement normalement, suivant les mesures et notifications proposées par les autorités sanitaires, et selon toutes les mesures d'hygiène et de sécurité promues dans la lutte contre la pandémie de COVID-19.

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  • MCE 2020 MILANO
    14 JAN 2020

    MCE 2020 MILANO

    BACKER will be at MCE2020 Milano, visit us on Hall1 Stand L12
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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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