BlueScope Steel’s operations out of China compromise of : BlueScope Steel Suzhou, BlueScope Butler and BlueScope Lysaght.
‘Our operations in China comprise a metallic coating and painting facility which commenced operation in 2006, seven world class building systems manufacturing facilities, 32 sales and marketing offices and approximately 2,000 employees.’
Designed to supply China’s booming building and construction market, BlueScope Steel Suzhou commenced operation in 2006 with a production capacity of 250,000 tonnes of metallic coated steel and 150,000 tonnes of painted steel per annum, BlueScope Steel Suzhou has the capabilities to produce the companies full range of coated products, ‘ including the premium brands; Clean COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel.
‘BlueScope Steel China now holds the number one position in pre-engineered building and premium steel building products in China. Our relationship with Asia began in the early 1900s, when our business first began trading with China. Today, we are Australia’s leading manufacturing investor in China.’
In December, BlueScope Steel announced on the ASX their welcome of the Australia’s Federal Government’s agreement to advance payment of $100 million to the company, under the government’s Steel Transformation Plan (STP). The STP was established to encourage investment, innovation and competitiveness in the Australian steel manufacturing industry.