Our Heritage

More than 130 years of experience in steel, and counting.

BlueScope Steel is a leading supplier of premium steel building products, since year 1885.

 

 

The BlueScope Journey

1885 – 1935

The Formative Years

1885

BHP formed to mine silver, lead and zinc.

1915

BHP commenced steelmaking.

1925

BHP acquires Australia Iron & Steel Limited (AIS) formed.

1935

BHP commenced steelmaking.

1965 – 1990

Years of Innovation

1965

Rollformers established in Singapore.

1966

First Colorbond® steel produced.

1968

Rollformers established in Malaysia.

1971

Launches Colorbond® steel to rollformers in Asia.

1973

Rollformers established in Indonesia. BHP acquires John Lysaght®.

1980

BHP acquires ASC Pacific in the United States.

1990 – 2004

Redefining Future

1995

Metal coating line a paint line established in Indonesia.

1999

Cold rolled mill, metal coating & painting lines established in Thailand; Newcastle steelworks closed.

2001

BHP merges with Billiton PIC.

2002

BlueScope becomes independent company; further Investment in Asia and North America.

2003

Name changed to BlueScope Steel following shareholder approval at Annual General Meeting.

2004

Acquires Butler Manufacturing, leading designer and producer of pre-engineered buildings in North America and China.

2005 – 2014

Redefining Future

2005

Vietnam metal coating/coated painting line commissioned; Establishes Join Venture with Tata Group to form Tata BlueScope Steel.

2006

Second Metallic coating and painting facility opens in Thailand.

2008

Acquires IMSA Steel Corp in USA – Steelscape, ASC Profiles, Varco Pruden and Metl-Span.

2012

Restructures Asia and US Businesses under Global Buildings, Solutions, and Building Products.

2013

Announces 50% Joint venture with Nippon Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) Japan.

2014

New entity NS BlueScope Coated Products celebrates 1 year of successful operation.

2015

NS BlueScope Product Innovation Centre (PIC) launched in Singapore.

2016

Colorbond celebrates 50 years in ASEAN.