Company history

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Responsible

Senior management

 

 

Course of events

1931
Profit centre founded in the company Maxim AG, Aarau

 

1941
Founding of the company under the name Elcalor AG for the production and sale of industrial and commercial electrical equipment and household appliances. The newly founded company is subsequently sold to Therma AG, Schwanden.

 

1969
Production and sale of electric storage heaters and systems.

 

1970
Spin-off of the cooker and kitchen combination production to Therma Schwanden.

 

1971
Concentration of boiler production in Aarau. Integration of the heating system manufacturing company Maxim into Elcalor.

 

1976
Spin-off of the Therma cooling division from Therma AG and integration into Elcalor AG.

 

1978
Acquisition of the Therma Group (Elcalor Aarau, Therma Sursee, Therma Schwanden, Volta Bregenz) by Electrolux Switzerland.

 

1988
Sale of the Elcalor domestic engineering division (electric heaters, boilers and heating pumps) to Walter Meier Holding AG. Renaming of Elcalor AG to Electrolux Systemtechnik AG.

 

1989
Founding of the profit centre Electrolux refrigeration appliances.

 

1990
Takeover of Juno cooking systems. Transfer of cooling production from Aarau to Sursee.    

 

1992
Sale of the profit centre machinery (testing and stacking machines).

 

1999
Renaming of Electrolux Systemtechnik AG to Electrolux Professional AG. The company is registered as a stock corporation. Electrolux Professional AG serves as the legal umbrella for six sectors active in gastronomy, catering and industry:
- Electrolux refrigeration appliances
- Electrolux dishwashing technology
- Electrolux heating elements and control systems
- Therma cooling
- Juno cooking systems
- Servitech
Electrolux heating elements and control systems profit centre is active in the production and sale of heating elements and regulating devices.

 

2004
Management buyout of the Therma cooling division. Thus, 4 divisions remain in Electrolux Professional Aarau. These are:
- Servitech
- Therma canteens
- WVK Hot/Wet/Cold
- Heating elements

 

2007
Renaming of the divisions (profit centres) in:
- Service
- Sales
- Heating elements

 

2011
Spin-off of the heating elements division by Electrolux and sale to the Swedish NIBE Group. As of March 1, 2011, a new stock corporation was founded with the company name Backer ELC AG.

  

2012
- Relocation of the production and company site from Aarau to Teufenthal (Aargau canton).
- Takeover and integration of the "heating cable" production segment

 

2015
Takeover and integration of the "tubular heaters and appliances" division of Lükon as well as the Lükon brand.