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Ovako Redon is a unit within the Cromax division. The division specialises in nickel-chrome plated bars and tubes for use in challenging hydraulics-applications in corrosive environments.

Ovako Redon’s specialty is nickel-chrome plated bars. These are sold under the Nikrom and Ni-Cromax brands in Europe and under the Socatri brand in North America.

Ovako Redon employs an exclusive manufacturing process and produces and sells a niche product. The unit’s strategy is to focus on high levels of quality and outstanding customer service.

As Ovako Redon is a small unit, everybody needs to be multi-skilled and be prepared to take on new responsibilities at short notice.

About Redon

The town of Redon has about 12,000 inhabitants.

Activities in Redon

Redon is located in the Brittany region of north-west France.
The town is just a 45-minute drive from Brittany’s coast, with its beautiful sandy beaches and gorgeous coastal scenery. The region has a very strong cultural identity and the famous attractions of Vannes, Quimper, Saint-Malo and Mont Saint-Michel are all located less than two hours’ drive away.

Living in Redon

Redon has excellent access to a range of transport options. It’s 45 minutes’ drive to the airport at Rennes and just 60 minutes to the airport Nantes. Redon is also served by the TGV high-speed train and Paris can be reached in three hours.

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About the unit

Ovako Redon in Western France (Brittany) was started in 1979 as “Chromage Industriel de l’Ouest”. The first line for manufacturing chrome-plated bars in 6-metre lengths was installed in 1985.


Work at Ovako Redon

Ovako has 20 employees in Redon, including management, sales, maintenance, finance, quality and production staff.

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