For over 150 years Backwell IXL have been synonymous with Geelong and Victorian manufacturing. Family owned and with a proud history as a regional iconic brand their life started with appliance, metal stamping and metal casting operations. Whilst initially manufacturing stoves they now supply automotive components, and foundry products and continue to supply iconic bathroom heating products such as the IXL Tastic and Cannon Gas Log space heaters.
In 2007 Backwell IXL merged with Samford forming a new company employing 200 and in so doing combined high quality manufacturing with Australian-wide distribution of premium kitchen appliances such as Gaggenau, La Germania, Bertazzoni and NEFF.
No stranger to receiving accolades they have been beneficiaries of awards for supplier excellence, design and environmental activities and have been frequently commended for their work in Lean and continuous improvement by Ford, Toyota and the Industry Capability Network to name but a few.