26th May, 2018

In the steel industry transparency is vital to ensuring that customers can make informed decisions about where their steel products have come from. Metalcorp is proudly Australian made and the ability to trace Metalcorp’s core steel products all the way back to its source – BlueScope’s steel mill in Port Kembla- gives customers confidence and trust in the quality of its products.

Port Kembla Steelworks was made famous in 1985 as the setting for the film-clip of the song ‘Working Class Man,’ by ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Barnes.

While those working at Port Kembla Steelworks leave the music to Jimmy Barnes, the company sings the praises of the hard-working men and women of the south Wollongong site who contribute to a large production capacity of crude steel.

With an annual production capacity of approximately 2.6 million tonnes of crude steel, Port Kembla Steelworks produces slab, hot rolled coil and plate products.

Orrcon Steel, Metalcorp’s tubular supplier manufactures end-use steel tube products from BlueScope’s base coil, which enables Metalcorp to produce livestock handling equipment, fencing, roofing, aluminium and more.

BlueScope alignment

As Metalcorp’s parent company since 2007, BlueScope provides the support to enable Metalcorp to be one of the largest steel distributors in the country.

“We see Metalcorp as a well-established long term company with good prospects and backing from a reputable Australian company,” the National Sales and Marketing Manager Lester Kirkwood said.

Metalcorp has been an institution in the Australian bush, dating back to the company’s original incarnation from Ashley and Moore in 1967.

“Since BlueScope was part of the acquisition of Metalcorp in 2007 there has been a brand invigoration and we see the brand continuing to grow in Australia,” Mr Kirkwood said.

This invigoration has been evident with Metalcorp customers gaining access to trusted BlueScope brands such as COLORBOND® steel, LYSAGHT® steel building products, ZINCALUME® steel, and plate products, such as XLERPLATE® steel.

Metalcorp’s greatest strength is the knowledge of rural Australia and the dedicated Rural Managers who are well-versed in the challenges of rural Australia.

Combined with our alignment to BlueScope, which is the third largest manufacturer of painted and coated steel products globally, Metalcorp is committed to actively supporting rural Australia and delivering on the needs of farmers across the country.

For more information on Metalcorp products call us on 1300 306 204.