The BlueScope Steel Story

Bottle trees sculpted from XLERPLATE® steel, Dogwood Crossing @ Miles art and community centre.

Bottle trees sculpted from XLERPLATE® steel, Dogwood Crossing @ Miles art and community centre.

BlueScope Steel listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in July 2002 following our demerger from BHP Billiton. While BlueScope Steel is a young company, we embody many years of skill and experience in the steel industry.

We have evolved from the coming together of three pioneer companies in the Australian steel industry: The Broken Hill Pty Company Limited, John Lysaght (Australia) Pty Ltd and Australian Iron and Steel Limited, and more recently, New Zealand Steel and Butler Manufacturing Company.

We are the leading steel company in Australia and New Zealand, and supply the majority of flat steel products sold in these markets. Our steel building products feature in many applications, including landmark buildings and cutting edge architecture.

We operate three first rate steelmaking facilities: Port Kembla Steelworks in Australia; New Zealand Steel near Auckland; and in Ohio, USA, through our joint venture with Cargill Inc, North Star BlueScope Steel.

Our Asian and Australasian network of rollforming, metallic coating and painting facilities is unmatched by any other steel company.

In addition to this unrivalled network, BlueScope Steel is a longstanding leader in metallic coating and painting technologies and has developed a number of strong brands including COLORBOND® steel, ZINCALUME® steel, XLERPLATE® steel and the LYSAGHT® range of steel building products.

Our acquisition of the Butler Manufacturing Company in April 2004 has made us the leader in pre-engineered buildings (PEBs) in North America and China, and number one in downstream steel solutions in Asia. We supply customers in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the US, Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific and elsewhere with purpose-designed products, backed by comprehensive after-sales service and technical support.

EastLink, a 45 kilometre freeway connecting Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs, uses XLERPLATE® steel in bridge girders.

EastLink, a 45 kilometre freeway-standard road connecting Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs and Australia's largest urban infrastructure project, uses XLERPLATE® steel in bridge girders.

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