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 acquires John Lysaght®.
BHP acquired ASC Pacific in the United States.
a1990 – 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; further Investment in Asia and North America.
Changed entity name to BlueScope Steel following shareholder approval at the Annual General Meeting.
Acquired Butler Manufacturing, a leading designer and producer of pre-engineered buildings in North America and China.
2005 – 2016
Vietnam metal coating/coated painting line commissioned; established Joint Venture with Tata Group to form Tata BlueScope Steel.
Second metallic coating and painting facility opened in Thailand.
Acquired IMSA Steel Corp in USA – Steelscape, ASC Profiles, Varco Pruden and Metl-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.