Backer-Wilson Elements

Advanced Heating and Control Technologies

Innovating since 1921

Our founder Christian Backer patented the modern day tubular heating element back in 1921. Almost 30 years later in Sösdala Sweden, 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. Backer BHV AB, in that little town in the south of Sweden, continues to this day as the Backer Group’s global headquarters. With over 40 companies and 7,200 employees around the world, the Backer Group is the premier solution provider in the heating element industry.

Many of Backer’s products trace their origins back to the technical innovations in Christian Backer’s 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 in the fields of measurement, heating, and control for leading companies in the Automotive, Energy, Railway, Medtech, HVAC and Process industries. Our customers require innovative and custom technical solutions for their specific applications.


Wilson Elements has been a trusted supplier of heating elements and controls into the Australian market since 2003. Wilson Elements became part of the Backer group in 2014 and soon after became Backer-Wilson Elements. Building on a reputation for innovation and value, Backer Wilson Elements is the Backer groups main sales and support channel for servicing the Australian and New Zealand markets with local sales, R&D and logistics combined with the power and expertise of our global manufacturing network.


At Backer, we strive to help create competitive advantages for our customers by adding value through partnerships. Our approach to product design and supply provides 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 strives 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.


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