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Hoganas AB, the world's largest manufacturer of iron powders, is named after the town on the southwest coast of Sweden where it is located. The fortunes of both the town and the company were founded on local mineral resources.

Hoganas AB, Sweden produces a wide range of iron powders that are used in a variety of applications, including powder metallurgy, welding and chemical / metallurgical applications. They also manufacture a variety of powders for hard facing and PTA applications. Hoganas markets its products through an international marketing network with sales offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy Japan, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and the United States of America.

In continuum with the global strategy at Hoganas, a manufacturing facility commenced operations in India in 1987. They manufactured the Hoganas brand of sponge and atomized powders in India.

The Hoganas India limited registered office is situated at Koregaon Park in Pune and the factory is situated at Ahmednagar, about 130 kms from Pune and is the model Eco friendly facility. Over 1200 trees and expansive lawns surround it. Steps are on to plant even more trees to ensure that the environment remains green and unpolluted. To combat pollution, Hoganas has installed a number of septic tanks and soak pits to neutralize domestic effluents. The effluent treated water is utilized to maintain the immaculate gardens and preserve the idyllic surroundings. Active implementation of measures is on to save energy and elements are in force at the Ahmednagar facility.

During the very first year of its operation, Hoganas carved out a 75% share of the Indian market. By meeting the requirements of the core sector of the Indian industry, India saved nearly 80% of the foreign exchange spent on iron powder imports.

Hoganas offers a wide array of powder grades-sponge and atomized iron, plain and alloyed-to meet the varying specifications of users in respect of particle size and shape, compressibility, green strength before sintering, chemical composition etc. They have also become increasingly aware of the complexities involved in filler metal production-an awareness that has resulted in the development of a range of iron powders that meet the precise requirements essential to producing welding electrodes for specific applications.

In the beginning, Hoganas received a little help from their head quarters in Sweden. But today, they are self-reliant and conform to international standards of quality, while producing a range of sponge and atomized powders. Today they stand poised to take on newer challenges and soar into uncharted skies. Inspite of fast paced growth, the core values at Hoganas India still stand strong--high quality customer standards-and providing the most cost-effective solutions to the customer.