Innovative steel
for a better engineered future

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Our steel can take the pressure

Every year, Ovako delivers a larger amount of steel to customers in the hydraulic industry. Over many years of experience we have developed comprehensive application know-how in this demanding field.

  • With Cromax® and Nikrom™ hard chrome plated bars and tubes, Ovako is the technology leader in piston rod applications. They are available in different steel grades, heat-treated conditions and a broad range of sizes. Further reading: Cromax® and Nikrom™

  • Our M-Steel® is ideally suited for cylinder heads/end-caps, pistons, rod eyes and flanges/trunnion mounts as well as valve spools and poppets.
    Further reading: M-Steel®

  • Ovako BQ-Steel® and IQ-Steel® offer superior fatigue resistance and are an excellent choice for pistons, shafts, valve drives and rotors.
    Further reading: BQ-Steel® and IQ-Steel®


Ovako's Cromax and Nikrom are used for the manufacture of piston rods, pistons and eyes for hydraulic cylinders. The quality of the coating is essential for long service life.