Ovako has a century long tradition of supplying steel to the bearing industry, and is today a leading supplier to many of the largest bearing manufacturers in the world. We supply both ingot and continuously cast qualities, with certain differences in performance levels. Our families of BQ-Steel® and IQ-Steel® are trusted solutions for high demands on fatigue strength, predictable product performance and reliability of manufacturing accuracy.
We control the whole chain of production, from the melting of the steel through rolling and heat treatment to produce a finished component. Our product range of tube, ring, wire and bar, with many forms of value-added operations, accommodates all the main components of a rolling bearing.
Our objective is to be a true partner to our customers, from both a technical and business point of view. Our technical specialists are dedicated to work closely with our customers. This allows us to optimize the use of steel both from a production and a product perspective. We can develop new and better steels, tailor-make products for new or enhanced product demands and help to improve machinability and heat treatment responses.
By co-operating with our key customers, we establish long-term business agreements and customize logistical and EDI solutions. We support our customers in their global sourcing strategies and contribute with multiple product packages to maximize the service level.
Reducing global CO2 emissions demands smarter product solutions and requires rethinking on many levels: more performance benefits per kilogram of product, less raw materials, and substituting fossil fuel energy sources with primarily fossil-free electricity. Read more about Ovako’s path to carbon neutrality
- Technical Report: Hybrid Steel - The next step in steel evolution
- Technical Report: IQ-Steel a closer look at the isotropic quality process
- Technical Report: How clean is your steel
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We made it! But we are still not satisfied
What a journey! It took years of hard work to make our steelmaking operations more sustainable. In 2022, we went carbon neutral in all operations. But we´re still not satisfied - our journey continue for products with no CO2 emissions.
Read more about our path to carbon neutrality