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Bartec is a world leader in explosion protection for the oil & gas and chemical industries.  Based in Bad Mergentheim, Germany the company has over 1700 employees across eleven production sites worldwide.  Bartec was founded in 1975 with the development and production of a switch to prevent explosions at gas stations.

Bartec heat tracing systems protect against frozen pipes, prevent cables from freezing, support production processes and help with heating critical media.

Interested in learning more about Bartec products? Our team of experts work with customers in a wide range of process applications across multiple industries. With such a variety of options available, finding the right solution is important. We can work with your team to determine the best heat trace solution for your particular application. Start a conversation with a Cross expert today!


Available In The Following Areas

With an extensive background in a variety of industries, Cross has relationships with a number of leading brands, including exclusive distributorships in some areas. We are proud to offer Bartec in the following areas:


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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet of paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.