Industry Sector: Manufacturing
NS BlueScope Vietnam Limited, trading as Bluescope Vietnam, is a newly formed joint venture between BlueScope Steel Limited and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metals Corporation completed on March 28th, 2013, covering the ASEAN and North America businesses in coated building products.
BlueScope Steel Limited – a flat product steel producer with operations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Pacific and North America. Bluescope Steel is publicly listed at ASX as BSL, with corporate headquarters located in Melbourne, Australia. The company employs 17,500 personnel. Its largest operating plant, an integrated steelworks at Port Kembla, New South Wales,Australia, with an annual production close to 6 million tonnes of steel.
BlueScope Steel Limited – initially established an operational presence with a roll forming facility in Vietnam, under the entity of BlueScope Lysaght Vietnam in 1993 in Dong Nai province manufacturing quality LYSAGHT® building products.
In 2003, BlueScope Steel Vietnam invested in Ba Ria – Vung Tau a metallic coating and painting facility manufacturing globally renowned coated steel such as ZINCALUME® and Clean COLORBOND® for industrial uses and Zacs® for premium residential uses with an initial investment of US$105 million. The new facility with capacity for 140kt of metallic coated steel and 60ktof pre-painted steel was commissioned late November 2005 and employing about 230 local people.
Today, NS BlueScope Vietnam, formerly known as BlueScope Steel Vietnam, is the leading supplier of premium coated steel, while NS BlueScope Lysaght – more commonly known as Lysaght®– is the leading steel building products and lightweight pre-engineering building solutions supplier in the growing Vietnam building and construction industry, with more than US$150 million of annual sales and employing 400 local people