More than 130 years of experience in steel, and counting.
BlueScope Steel is one of the leading suppliers of premium steel building products, since year 1885.
The BlueScope Journey
1885 – 1935
The Formative Years
BHP formed to mine silver, lead and zinc.
BHP commenced steelmaking.
Australian Iron & Steel Limited (AIS) was formed to operate a steelworks at Port Kembla in New
South Wales adjacent to the region’s abundant coalfields.
BHP acquired Australia Iron & Steel Limited (AIS).
1965 – 1990
Years of Innovation
Rollformers established in Singapore.
First Colorbond® steel produced.
Rollformers established in Malaysia.
Launched Colorbond® steel to rollformers in Asia.
Rollformers established in Indonesia. BHP acquired John Lysaght®.
BHP acquired ASC Pacific in the United States.
1990 – 2004
Metal coating line a paint line established in Indonesia.
Cold rolled mill, metal coating & painting lines established in Thailand; Newcastle steelworks closed.
BHP merged with Billiton PIC.
BlueScope became an independent company; made further investment in Asia and North America.
Changed entity name to BlueScope Steel following shareholder approval at the Annual General Meeting.
Acquired Butler Manufacturing, leading designer and producer of pre-engineered buildings in North America and China.
2005 – 2014
Vietnam metal coating/coated painting line commissioned; established joint venture with Tata Group to form Tata BlueScope Steel.
Second metallic coating and painting facility opens in Thailand.
Acquired IMSA Steel Corp in USA – Steelscape, ASC Profiles, Varco Pruden and Metal-Span.
Restructured Asia and US Businesses under Global Buildings, Solutions, and Building Products.
Announced 50% Joint venture with Nippon Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) Japan.
New entity NS BlueScope Coated Products celebrated 1 year of successful operation.
NS BlueScope Product Innovation Centre (PIC) was launched in Singapore.
Colorbond celebrated 50 years in ASEAN.