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Our history

Christian Backer from the town of Flisa is the originator of the revolutionary Backer process. As a result of this process, the world received a new heating solution that was easy to adapt to the different needs of both households and industry – the so-called Backer element.

The basic and unique idea was named the Backer process.The basic patent dates from 1921 and has been continuously supplemented and refined with a number of follow-up patents. Christian Backer’s goal was to develop a product that could be used as a heating element in an electric hotplate. His idea was that the electric hob should become an alternative to the gas and wood stove.

History shows that the heating element could be used for much more than just the electric hob, and Norske Backer has specialized in this.


Norske Backer today

Today, Norske Backer is located in purpose-built production premises on the SIVA Industrial Area in Kongsvinger. This is where we have all our production and operations. Our expertise is tailor-made electric heating solutions adapted to our customers’ needs. We have general and high expertise in the production of electric heating elements, and are also certified for explosion-proof products for, among other things, the oil and gas industry. The relationship with most customers is long-term, and we are often involved in the customers’ development work. We have a strong focus on offering tailor-made solutions of high quality and with a long shelf life, optimized to meet our customers’ heating needs. We also produce a selection of typical standard products for, among other things, the plumbing and ventilation industry.

As of today, there are 59 employees in Norske Backer who are divided between the mechanical department, production, sales and administration. We also have a sales department in Moss.

Norske Backer is part of the Backer group, which has its head office in Sösdala in Sweden. The Backer group is owned by Nibe Elements, which is part of the Nibe Industrier group. See for more information.