News and Press Releases
News/May 14, 2020
New President of Business Unit Hofors and new Acting President of Business Unit SmeBox
Rickard Qvarfort has been appointed as the new President of Business Unit Hofors. He starts his new role July 1, 2020 and succeeds Erik Bohman, who has decided to leave Ovako for new opportunities. In conjunction, Björn Wiborg has been appointed Acting President of Business Unit SmeBox.
Press release/Apr 28, 2020
Ovako first in the world to heat steel using hydrogen
Together with Linde Gas AB, Ovako has conducted a full-scale trial using hydrogen to heat steel before rolling. The trial was performed with good results in one of the company’s pit furnaces at the Hofors rolling mill in Sweden. This historic development for the steel industry proves that carbon dioxide emissions from rolling can be eliminated provided the right financial support and infrastructure are in place.
News/Mar 30, 2020
Ovako’s preventive measures as a result of the Coronavirus, COVID-19
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ExhibitionSep 22, 2020 – Sep 24, 2020
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We make more than steel
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
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
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