Think of us as 129 year old young company delivering innovation, technology and expertise in Steel.
Important dates in BlueScope’s history are shown below.
The BlueScope journey
|1885 – 1935 (50 years)||The formative years|
|1885||BHP formed to mine silver, lead and zinc.|
|1915||BHP commenced steelmaking.|
|1925||BHP acquires Port Kembla Steelworks.|
|1935||BHP acquires Australia Iron & Steel Limited (AIS) formed.|
|1965 – 1990 (25 Years)||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- 2014 (24 Years)||Redefining future;|
|1993||One of first foreign investors in Vietnam when built a forming plant in Bien Hoa, Dong Nai.|
|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||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|