Ovako publishes 2016 Annual Report

Ovako AB (publ) today published its annual report for 2016. The annual report highlights Ovako’s operational and financial improvements, advances in R&D and Ovako’s Green Clean Steel concept, focusing on offering customers the cleanest and most sustainable steel in the world.

“In 2016 we made great progress with Ovako’s restructuring program and the group delivered increased sales volumes and an operating result that was significantly improved over the previous year. Despite the fact that Ovako’s financial performance is still not satisfactory and much work remains, I can say that Ovako is well positioned to face future challenges,” says Marcus Hedblom, President and CEO at Ovako.

Ovako´s Annual Report is now available in Swedish and English versions on the corporate website at www.ovako.com.

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For more information please contact:
Press and media contacts
Oskar Bosson, Head of Group Communications
Telephone: +46 704 10 71 80
E-mail: oskar.bosson@ovako.com

Investor relations
Nicholas Källsäter, Head of Group Business Control
Telephone: +46 8 622 1323
E-mail: nicholas.kallsater@ovako.com

About Ovako

Ovako develops high-tech steel solutions for, and in cooperation with, its customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries. Our steel makes our customers’ end products more resilient and extends their useful life, ultimately resulting in smarter, more energy-efficient and more environmentally friendly products.

Our production is based on recycled scrap and includes steel in the form of bar, tube, ring and components. Ovako is represented in more than 30 countries and has sales offices in Europe, North America and Asia. Ovako’s sales in 2016 amounted to EUR 781 million, and the company had 2,800 employees at year-end. For more information, please visit us at www.ovako.com.

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About Us

Ovako develops high-tech steel solutions for, and in cooperation with, its customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries. Our steel makes our customers’ end products more resilient and extends their useful life, ultimately resulting in smarter, more energy-efficient and more environmentally-friendly products. Our production is based on recycled scrap and includes steel in the form of bar, tube, ring and pre-components. Ovako is represented in more than 30 countries and has sales offices in Europe, North America and Asia. Ovako’s sales in 2016 amounted to EUR 781 million and the company had 2,800 employees at year-end. For more information, please visit us at: www.ovako.com. Press images please go to:http://mediabank.ovako.com/search/images

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In 2016 we made great progress with Ovako’s restructuring program and the group delivered increased sales volumes and an operating result that was significantly improved over the previous year. Despite the fact that Ovako’s financial performance is still not satisfactory and much work remains, I can say that Ovako is well positioned to face future challenges
Marcus Hedblom, President and CEO at Ovako