BlueScope Steel

BlueScope Steel

company_name = BlueScope Steel
company_type = Public (asx|BSL)
company_slogan =
foundation = 2002
location = Melbourne, AUS Australia (main headquarters), New Zealand, Asia, Pacific, North America
key_people = Graham Kraehe (Chairman) Paul O'Malley(CEO)
num_employees = 17,500
industry = Manufacturing
products = Steel
revenue = profit$8.9 billion AUD (Y.E. 30 June 2007)
homepage = []

BlueScope Steel is a flat product steel producer with operations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Pacific and North America. It was "spun out" from BHP Billiton in 2002 as BHP Steel and renamed BlueScope Steel on 17 November 2003. Its Australian Securities Exchange code is BSL.

The corporate headquarters are located in the Bluescope Steel Centre at 120 Collins Street, Melbourne.

The company employs 17,500 personnel currently. It has its largest operating plant, an integrated steelworks, at Port Kembla, near Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, with an annual production of 5 million tonnes of steel.

Major products include steel slab, hot rolled coil, steel plate, automotive steel, galvanised steel, corrugated galvanised iron, "ZINCALUME" brand (55% aluminium-zinc) coated steel, and "COLORBOND" brand pre-painted steel. Tinplate production ceased in March 2007.

Paul O'Malley (BlueScope Steel's CFO) has been chosen to replace Kirby Adams as CEO as of October 2007.

Major Manufacturing Facilities

* Port Kembla near Wollongong in the Illawarra.
* Hastings near Melbourne.
* Glenbrook near Waiuku, New Zealand


* BlueScope Steel Youth Orchestra
* Southern Stars, Wollongong

ee also

* New Zealand Steel

External links

* [ BlueScope Steel Australia]
* [ BlueScope Steel Australia Corporate Website]
* [ Butler Manufacturing (a North American subsidiary that makes pre-fab buildings)]

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