In the beautiful Mälaren Valley, between Västerås and Örebro, lies Ovako Hallstahammar, which is part of the Ovako Cromax business. The company manufactures and supplies low-carbon hard chrome plated bar and tube made from high-strength steel, and the operations in Hallstahammar consist mainly of hard chrome plating, peeling and grinding. Its customers are found mainly in the hydraulics industry and among original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Hydraulic cylinders include the bar as a component and are used for applications such as mining equipment, construction equipment and in the transport industries.
Ovako’s facility in Hallstahammar has been providing the hydraulics industry with products of unsurpassed quality since 1982, but the product development rests on much older traditions: Just like the rest of the Bergslagen district, Hallstahammar is known for its metals industry, and production at Ovako is a continuation of the metallurgical traditions that developed here in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Research and development is today a key area for Ovako, and development work is often conducted together with customers and partners. An important part of this is to invest in modern technology and environmentally efficient solutions, and to produce more efficient products for the customer. This is particularly the case for Ovako Cromax, which has long been a pioneer in the development and production of hard-chrome plated and chromium-nickel plated products. The value proposition from Ovako Cromax combines three factors – material, coating and service – to achieve maximum quality and benefit for the customer.