Heating solutions for

the railway industry

Ice and snow are a great challenge for the railways. It is of vital importance to maintain a well-functioning railway network at all times in today’s world. Therefore, high-quality, fail-safe components are a must.


Our services

  • Planning and design of point heating systems and other heating solutions for the railway industry
  • On-site consultations throughout Switzerland


Bernhard Schaad

Technical sales, office staff
+41 62 837 62 97

Our solutions in practice

Point heating systems for the Tibetan railway​

The point heaters of the highest railway in the world, the Tibetan railway, have been kept snow and ice-free since July 2006 now thanks to Backer ELC point heating systems.

Electric point heating systems for trams

In addition to point heating systems for railways, we have also developed point heaters for trams (grooved rails). Several urban networks of major European cities are equipped with it.

Heating systems for DB

To ensure that the point and inter-lock compartments can be kept free of snow and ice, a lock compartment heating system in accordance with Zch 4E / h 00.09.05 has been developed in cooperation with the Federal Central Office of “DB” in Munich.


We are specialists in the development and production of precision heating rods for hot runner systems and in tools. Our product solutions are used to produce high-quality plastic parts with injection moulding. Reliability, long service life and high economic efficiency are the hallmarks of our products.