BlueScope specialise in flat steel products, including slab, hot rolled coil, cold rolled coil, plate and value-added metallic coated and painted steel solutions. BlueScope’s key focus is on higher value, branded products for the building and construction industry.
BlueScope steelworks at Port Kembla – in New South Wales’ Illawarra region – is the largest steel production facility in Australia. With an annual production capacity of approximately 3.0 million tonnes of crude steel it manufactures slab, hot rolled coil and plate products. The steelworks, metal coating and painting lines and associated operations constitute BlueScope in the Illawarra.
Australian Steel Products employs around 6,000 employees at more than 50 facilities and over 50 distribution centres in Australia.
BlueScope’s branded products are market leaders in Australia, and include COLORBOND® steel, ZINCALUME® metallic coated steel, GALVASPAN® steel to name a few.
Today’s BlueScope has evolved from the integration of three pioneer companies in the Australian steel industry – Broken Hill Proprietary Ltd (BHP), John Lysaght Australia Pty Ltd (John Lysaght) and Australian Iron & Steel Ltd (AIS) – and the acquisitions of New Zealand Steel, and, in North America, Butler Manufacturing and the IMSA group of companies.
BlueScope, formerly a business group within BHP Billiton, became an independent steel company and publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) on Monday 15 July 2002.