unmatched hardness and toughness

Hardox® wear plate sets the standard worldwide for abrasion-resistant (AR) steel. Thanks to its unique qualities, it can even perform as a load-bearing part in many applications, opening new possibilities for structural design innovation.


Higher performance

The combination of hardness and toughness makes Hardox outstanding. It’s extremely resistant to wear, and able to perform as a load-carrying part in many applications. This allows for new innovative ways of designing steel structures.

Longer service life

Hardox’s extreme resistance to wear is a strategic business factor. Using Hardox can easily extend the service life of your equipment by two, three, five, ten times or more. The toughness means it can take heavy blows without denting or cracking. Not only does it add to the product’s active life, it also makes it look better while working.


Improved economy

The weight loss achieved by using Hardox instead of regular steel can be translated into increased load capacity. For a container truck, for example, a stronger and lighter container allows for fewer transports, fuel savings and reduced emissions.



Hardox opens up so many possibilities for creative engineers to design wear-resistant, strong and light products that utilize Hardox wear resistance as well as its potential to perform as a structural steel. Our most popular Hardox grades even come with a guaranteed minimum toughness value, making them particularly designer-friendly.

Hardox In MY BODY

If you want a truck body or trailer that’s hard, tough and cost-efficient, it’s a good idea to turn to a licensed Hardox In My Body® manufacturer. It’s your guarantee to get a body that will weigh less, perform better, carry a higher payload and last longer.

Hardox Wearparts

Real Steel is proud to be New Zealand's official Hardox Wearparts Centre — your One-Stop Wear Shop. That makes us the country's foremost experts in wear solutions. To find out what this means for you, check out our Hardox Wearparts page for more info.


We maximise Efficiency

Real Steel has tooling, machinery and expertise optimised to maximise the benefits of Hardox to make the highest-performing and longest-lasting steel solutions. 


Plate information

For more detailed technical information you can find everything you need to know at the SSAB website

If you'd like to keep printed reference on hand, ask us for a technical manual

What do we have in stock?

For an up-to-date table showing all sizes and grades of Hardox that we carry in stock, visit our Stocked Plate page.