With the right steel the only limit is your imagination
News and press releases
Press release/Aug 28, 2019
Products that prove their environmental credentials
Sustainably-sourced steel can help OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) deliver climate-smart products and reduce their overall carbon footprint – and in turn attract environmentally conscious customers and respond to tightening legislation.
News/Aug 16, 2019
Making steel strong – the inside story
The secret to making steel strong involves controlling a number of critical factors – such as cooling, microstructure and chemical position.
Press release/Jun 05, 2019
Ovako publishes Sustainability Report for 2018
This year’s Sustainability Report highlights important progress in Ovako’s sustainability efforts, linked to areas such as the company’s environmental impact, systematic safety work and ongoing investments for increased competitiveness.
We make more than steel
Meet Anneli Anhelm, head of technical customer service and product development, who tried out a number of opportunities before she knew what she wanted to work with.Read more
Viktor Dahlqvist’s first task at Ovako resulted in investment of 30 million. He was also still a student, a newcomer to steel, and pretty nervous. He talks about getting a significant role from day one, creating his own agenda, and about his current job as head of section.Read more
Moa works as Head of Safety in Boxholm and is also responsible for operational development. Her job is to manage future safety initiatives and to work with development projects. Moa joined Ovako in the summer of 2014 after rather randomly coming to Hällefors via Ovako’s Student Program, which involved her writing her thesis on Ovako. The Student Program was Moa’s way in and, since she has been so happy with the company and the company with her, her career path at Ovako has continued both onward and upward.Read more
There is a difference between steel and steel
Safety as the number one priority
Ovako has chosen to place a particular emphasis on safety to coincide with the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28. Ovako’s Safety week forms part of our systematic safety work, and this year it concludes on the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The theme for the week is “Dare to Care – Dare to Act”, which is an important part of Ovako’s safety culture.
Katarina Hundermark, Head of Sustainability and Safety Ovako Group, shares her thoughts on the importance of safety at Ovako.Read more
Focusing on gender equality
Our co-workers are Ovako’s most important asset. For us, it is primarily about finding the right skills for the right role at the right time. The steel industry is traditionally male-dominated, and Ovako works continuously to increase the number of women among its employees. Today on the International Women’s Day, Ovako’s EVP Group HR, Communication & EHS Phetra Ericsson shares her thoughts on what the industry can do to attract more women.Read more
Eva Friberg has worked at Ovako for almost eight years, and is today steel mill manager at Ovako in Smedjebacken. The Managing role was not part of her original plan, but after taking on a temporary managerial post when a colleague was on paternity leave, her interest grew. Before Ovako she studied chemical engineering design with a focus on mineral technology and metallurgy at Luleå University of Technology, so when an opportunity opened up to become a process metallurgist at Ovako it suited Eva very well.Read more
Janne Pirttijoki found his place in the steel industry immediately after graduation, and has now been working with steel for over 20 years. The diversity of the sector has given him broad experience in various fields, which he can now draw on as head of the Ovako Imatra business unit.Read more
Helena Erkkilä manages Ovako’s steel mill in Imatra. On her direct, but also convoluted, path here, she has been able to try a lot of different things. She has developed, and has been able to work closely with both production and customers. It is precisely this that she sees as the advantage of Ovako – no two days are alike.Read more