Repair & Replace
Hardox Wearparts is a network of approximately 500 companies present in more than 80 countries across the world. This network is a leading manufacturer of wear parts and wear services and it is run by SSAB. The business model is based on advising end-users about how they can improve the performance of their machines from a wear perspective and on making high-quality parts from Hardox wearplate produced by SSAB. Hardox’s extreme resistance to wear increases the service lifetime of different types of equipment. This impacts the environment in a number of positive ways. There is less scrapped equipment and waste is reduced. Also the need to manufacture new equipment decreases, which means savings of natural resources and reduced CO2 emissions. Hardox Wearparts serves most industries like, mining and quarrying, construction, cement and concrete, coal and energy, metal works, recycling and agriculture as well as forestry and fishing.
Steel is the most recycled material in the world. More steel is recycled than all other recyclable materials combined. Steel is 100% recyclable and its unique properties mean it can be recycled infinitely without loss of properties or performance. A critical element in reducing carbon emissions originating in the steel lifecycle is to optimize steel recycling. However, there is not enough scrap available to satisfy world demand. This means that steel-making from iron ore will continue to play an important role. SSAB’s production in the US is 100% scrap based and in the Nordics approximately 20% scrap is used as a complement to the iron-ore used as raw material.