Since 1915 the steel industry has been an essential part of Australia and its economy. BlueScope's heritage traces back to the very beginning.

Today, the future lies in selling innovation, technology and expertise in growth markets.

BlueScope has built a strong foundation for growth, with a diverse portfolio of businesses in some of the fastest growing economies of the world, and a strong balance sheet, which enables strategic flexibility.

Our track record of successful global partnerships enables us to prosper in widely diverse markets. In India, we have established a joint venture with the highly respected Tata conglomerate, and our joint venture with Nippon Steel - BlueScope Coated Products – is opening exciting new markets and opportunities in Asia.

Equally important are our successful partnerships with our customers. Many of our customers are Fortune 500 companies, and we can help them realise significant savings in the total cost of their buildings by reducing construction schedules.

Our global networks are another great BlueScope strength, with more than 100 facilities in 17 countries, employing over 16,000 people serving thousands of customers.

Our strong partnerships and networks are built on BlueScope's great product brands, such as COLORBOND®, Clean COLORBOND®  and ZINCALUME® steels, LYSAGHT®steel building products, and Butler® and Varco Pruden® engineered buildings.



Today's BlueScope has evolved from the integration of three pioneer companies in the Australian steel industry - Broken Hill Proprietary Ltd (BHP), John Lysaght Australia Pty Ltd (John Lysaght) and Australian Iron & Steel Ltd (AIS) - and the acquisitions of New Zealand Steel, and, in North America, Butler Manufacturing and the IMSA group of companies.

BlueScope, formerly a business group within BHP Billiton, became an independent steel company and publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) on Monday 15 July 2002. Read important dates in BlueScope's history. A more detailed history of the Company is available, and read about the history of the Australian steel industry.