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The manufacturing unit in Hallstahammar has a mill tradition that dates back to the 17th century. The machining of peeled and ground bars has taken place here since 1909.

A plant for hard chrome plating of long bars was established in 1982. Today Ovako Hallstahammar AB is part of the Ovako Cromax operations.
The Hallstahammar unit manufactures and delivers peeled, ground and hard chrome plated bars and tubes mainly for hydraulic applications.

About the municipality

Hallstahammar is centrally located in the Mälaren Valley. It lies less than 15 minutes by train from the centre of Västerås and a little over an hour from central Stockholm. The Hallstahammar municipality consists of the towns of Hallstahammar, Kolbäck and Strömsholm and has a population of about 15,000. It features cosy schools and daycare centres which are close to homes; a range of services; and is close to nature and leisure activities.

Accommodation and services for new arrivals

Hallstahammar’s three suburbs boast a wide range of accommodation options.  There’s rental accommodation in the town centre or by the water, new and older houses, as well as housing plots. Several new residential estates are being built. On the municipality’s website you’ll find accommodation information:  

Living in Hallstahammar

There are a number of active sports clubs in the community and several pleasant nature reserves. Hallstahammars municipality's manages the Kyrkbyåsens, Strömsholms and Sörkvarnsforsens nature reserves which offer hiking and beautiful scenery.

School and childcare in Hallstahammar

Hallstahammar Municipality boasts 10 preschools, a childcare centre, seven elementary schools, adult education facilities and a school for those with learning disabilities. Five of the elementary schools boast on-site after school care. The Kantzowska high school had about 250 students studying across six different academic programs in the 2012-2013 school year.

Ovako Hallstahammar


Nearest large city

Västerås, 15 minutes away by train.


About the unit

Ovako Hallstahammar manufactures peeled, ground and hard chrome plated bars and tubes.


Work at Ovako Hallstahammar

Ovako has about 60 employees in Hallstahammar, mainly working with sales and production.

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