Australian Made Steel - Now more than ever

Support Our Steel Industry

Steel is the backbone of Australia’s construction, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. It’s shaped the image of this great nation in the form of bridges, motorways and stadiums - where we play, where we work and where we live.

 

It’s helped our economy when times have been tough by creating jobs and according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, employs 110,000 Australians1. With the current economic climate, now more than ever, it is important to support local business by purchasing Australian made steel.


Buying Australian made steel means that at every point of production, your product benefits Australia. Every dollar you spend is a dollar that’s invested back into our communities to support local families and businesses. Investing money in these communities means we can safeguard the future for our children by continuing to create and manufacture products within Australia.

When you buy Australian steel, you know where your product comes from, and you know local resources are used in its production. With two steel producers, and over 300 steel distribution outlets throughout the country and numerous fabrication, manufacturing and engineering companies, the Australian steel industry generates $29 billion in annual revenue and is an essential part of the Australian economy

Using Australian made steel doesn’t just create jobs and boost the local economy, it simply makes good sense. Buying Australian products gives you confidence around the product as Australia has high manufacturing standards. 

Local producers adhere to government guidelines in relation to occupational health and safety, ensuring safe working conditions. Ensuring workers receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, in a safe, secure, and sustainable environment.

Imports are growing every year, with China producing more than half of the world’s steel. This has led to a glut of steel landing at prices that make it hard for local steel production to compete.

Questions remain around overseas steel producers abiding by Australian Standards. Concerns continue over non-compliant imported steel products with defects in substandard welding and corrosion protection – underlining why it makes sense to have a trusted supplier of Australian made steel.

By meeting Australian Standards, you can be sure that the products are manufactured with Australian conditions in mind. With an environment as harsh as Australia’s, you can trust Australian made steel to have the hardiness to go the distance.

It is now more important than ever to stand behind Australian industries. Across the private and public sector, cities and regional communities, we ask you to continue to support Australian steel. In doing so, you are supporting Australian jobs, communities and safeguarding our future. We are a resilient country and united, we will get through these challenging times.

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics- 2017-2018

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SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR PEOPLE ATTENDING BLUESCOPE SITES

SOCIAL DISTANCING

The health and well-being of our people and our community is a priority to BlueScope. We have taken steps to minimise the potential spread and impact of COVID-19 on our employees and you as a valued contractor, customer or other guest to our site.
Please help us do our bit to keep everyone healthy:

SOCIAL DISTANCING

COVID-19 : Business Update 23 March 2020

Covid-19 Update

We continue to see the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus and impact this pandemic is having on our way of life and the health and well-being of people in our communities and workplaces. These are extraordinary times and I would like to update you on the steps our business has taken to be proactive in trying to limit the further spread of this virus and how we seek to interact with our customers.

We have instituted relevant government guidelines relating to effective hygiene across our distribution business and our manufacturing plants. We have instituted social distancing and ceased large group gatherings and face-to-face meetings on site as well as limiting supplier interactions.

In relation to customer visits, we are minimizing face-to-face meetings. We have asked our sales teams to reconsider all visit schedules such that only essential visits occur.

We are suspending all external customer entertainment, customer visits to our manufacturing plants and we are discouraging visits to our distribution centres.

We are continuing to contact customers by phone and email and welcome similar forms of communication from our customers to our sales teams and National Customer Service Centre.

As an Australian pipe and tube manufacturer, our feed materials are sourced from BlueScope and our supply chain is operating as normal.  We will provide timely updates if we foresee any disturbance to our operations.

We understand that trading conditions are likely to become more challenging over the coming weeks and months in all areas of the economy.  This will need all of us to be working together and supporting one another the best we can.  

This is a unique situation and one that is changing rapidly.  Let’s stay in touch so we can navigate through this very difficult period together.

Please contact your Account Manager to talk through any concerns you may have.

Best regards,

Tony Schreiber
General Manager
Orrcon Steel and Metalcorp

COVID-19 Coronavirus update for our customers

Covid-19 Update

The Coronavirus outbreak is a great concern for communities throughout the world. Whilst health authorities and all forms of Government are working to care for those affected and to prevent further spread of the virus, there are also commercial concerns being expressed with regards to the security of local and international supply chains.

We, at Orrcon Steel and Metalcorp Distribution, are following all publicly advised health, safety and wellbeing procedures to minimize risk to our employees, contractors, service providers, suppliers and customers.

From a supply chain security perspective, we have worked with all our Australian suppliers and can confirm that we do not anticipate any disruption to locally manufactured products such as pipe and tube. Our inbound and outbound freight arrangements are operating as normal and we do not foresee any issues in this regard.

With respect to the small proportion of products that we procure from overseas, we are in constant contact with our suppliers and believe that the inventory levels we have on hand, coupled with the supply arrangements we have in place, position us well to serve our customers normally over the next 2-3 months.

Over coming weeks and months, we will understand more about any future impact on global supply chains and we will update our customers accordingly. In the meantime, please contact your local representative to seek specific guidance on any matter and be assured that all at Orrcon Steel and Metalcorp Distribution are committed to working in partnership with each customer based on your own unique needs.

Covid-19

Bushfire Appeal

Bushfire Appeal

Let’s help people get back on their feet
 

Our communities are our homes. We have been shocked and saddened by the devastation and loss of life caused by the horrendous bushfires which continue to threaten many regions and communities across Australia.
 

In the first instance, our parent company BlueScope has donated $1 million to the Red Cross bushfire relief appeal. Through the Red Cross we will also offer all employees the opportunity to make a donation to this fund. In addition, as the nation recovers we plan to work with aid agencies and other relevant authorities to see how our Australian businesses can best help rebuild communities as they recover from this disaster. In some cases, it may be many months before communities are ready for this support.
 

You can help too by donating to the Red Cross via our link to the Red Cross fundraising page. All money raised goes straight to Red Cross to help affected communities with disaster relief.  

Click here to donate directly to Red Cross

 

Dealing with an emergency can be stressful and exhausting and recovering from a disaster is a complex process that may take months, even years to overcome. Red Cross supports people through their recovery by being there to provide practical and emotional support and information.

Our business is also a supporter of the National Centre for Farmer Health and we continue to provide funds for this organisation to enable them to reach out to affected farming communities.

As a responsible Australian business, helping people who have been affected by disasters is really important to us and we seek your support. Please help by donating via our fundraising page. All donations above $2 are tax deductible. 

Click here to donate directly to Red Cross

Thanks!
Orrcon Steel & Metalcorp

STEEL IS THE MOST RECYCLED MATERIAL IN THE WORLD

Orrcon Steel’s parent company BlueScope recognise their social responsibility to reduce their environmental impact. 

“Caring for the environment is the cornerstone statement in our bond, which guides the decisions we make at BlueScope each day,” BlueScope CEO Mark Vassella said. 

This is further evidenced by BlueScope holding both the WorldSteel Climate Action Program certificate and the ‘ISO14001 Environmental Management System’ certificate.  

The WorldSteel Climate Action Program was awarded to BlueScope in recognition of their ongoing participation in the WorldSteel CO2 Data Collection programme. 

BlueScope also hold independent third-party accreditation to ISO14001 Environmental Management System certificate, which ensures it can deliver on its commitment to continuously improve its environmental performance.   

BlueScope’s fully integrated steelmaking method enables a high overall recycling rate. 

Due to the metallurgical properties of BlueScope’s steel it can be recycled continually with no degradation in performance. 

According to a report by Blue Environment, Australian steel scrap is in high demand due to its quality and cleanliness and as such can be traded globally as a commodity.  

This is demonstrated by an Australian recycling rate of 89% for steel products that are at the end of their life.  

It’s also reported that on average, up to 25% of BlueScope’s steel is manufactured from recovered steel content; which includes 8.5% that is post-consumer recycled and 6.5% that is pre-consumer recycled.  

“We pride ourselves on our role as a good corporate citizen. We recognise our social responsibilities and strive to continuously improve our performance in the areas of health, safety, environment and community,” Mr Vassella said.  

With steel being the most recycled material in the world, Orrcon Steel as part of the BlueScope group will continue to adhere to their principles of quality, innovation, flexibility and dedication. 

LOGOS TO DEVELOP PURPOSE BUILT ⁓16,000SQM FACILITY FOR ORRCON STEEL AT ITS MARSDEN PARK LOGISTICS ESTATE

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 08:41

LOGOS has today announced it is developing a purpose built circa 16,000sqm warehouse and office facility for Orrcon Steel at its Marsden Park Logistics Estate in western Sydney.

As a leading Australian manufacturer and distributor of steel, tube and pipe products and wholly owned subsidiary of BlueScope, Orrcon Steel has committed to a long term lease on the facility plus circa 2,200sqm of expansion space.

The new commitment will see Orrcon Steel relocate its Sydney operations to Marsden Park, with the consolidated facility to accommodate the storage and distribution of various steel products through the utilisation of multiple overhead crane systems throughout the warehouse facility.

Darren Searle, LOGOS’ Head of Australia and New Zealand said: “Western Sydney, with its growing population, significant infrastructure investment and developing key industries, is a strategic market for LOGOS and our tenants. Through our Marsden Park Logistics Estate we will deliver a total of 100,000sqm of prime logistics lettable space to this market to meet the growing demand from existing and new tenants for quality logistics space. “We are pleased to be welcoming Orrcon Steel and supporting their growth strategy with a new facility at Marsden Park,” he added.

Breelee Ferns, Senior Procurement Specialist - Property at BlueScope said: “The new facility at Marsden Park Logistics Estate is an important investment for our business and marks an exciting new era for Orrcon Steel, enabling improved operational efficiency and optimised delivery times to our customers”.

Cameron Grier, Regional Director CBRE, who negotiated the lease agreement said: “Marsden Park as an industrial location is undergoing a transformation, which coupled with the lack of available zoned land in the outer west, is attracting high profile warehouse and distribution tenants, such as Orrcon Steel.

The Estate’s proximity to the M7 motorway and superior amenity were keys drivers in Orrcon Steel’s decision process to commit to this quality Estate,” Mr Grier said.

Marsden Park Logistics Estate is owned by LOGOS Australia Logistics Venture (LALV), a partnership established in late 2014 between LOGOS and its capital partners to acquire and develop prime, logistics estates across Australia. The Estate also includes a purpose built 6,224sqm facility for the global produce distributors, Valleyfresh and a 12,515sqm facility for eStore, Australia’s largest third-party logistics provider.

LOGOS’ Australian and New Zealand portfolio includes assets and developments across New South, Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and Auckland, with its development pipeline standing at over A$2 billion.

Unequal Angle

Need a custom made product?

Orrcon Steel Unequal Angles range in size from 65x50mm to 150x100mm and thickness 5mm to 12mm. 

Standard lengths 9m & 12m in accordance to AS/NZS 3679.1 - 300MPa.

Minimum order quantities apply for non standard lengths.

PRODUCT RANGE

Nominal Size (mm) Nominal Thickness (mm) Weight (kg/m) Metres/ Tonne (m/t) 9m 12m
75 x 50 5.00 4.40 228
75 x 50 6.00 5.66 176
75 x 50 8.00 7.23 138
65 x 50 5.00 4.02 249
65 x 50 6.00 5.16 149
65 x 50 8.00 6.59 152
150 x 90 8.00 14.30 70
150 x 90 10.00 17.30 58
150 x 90 12.00 21.60 46
150 x 90 16.00 27.90 36
150 x 100 12.00 22.50 44
150 x 100 10.00 18.00 56
125 x 75 6.00 9.16 109
125 x 75 8.00 11.80 85
125 x 75 10.00 14.20 70
125 x 75 12.00 17.70 57
100 x 75 6.00 7.98 125
100 x 75 8.00 10.30 97
100 x 75 10.00 12.40 81
Notes
  • Minimum order quantities (MOQ’s) will apply for non standard lengths.
  • Not all products are available at all locations. Please contact your Orrcon Steel / Metalcorp representative for availability.

COATINGS & FINISHES

UNEQUAL ANGLE INFO

Hot Rolled Structural Steel Info

Flats/Angles/Rounds/Squares

Manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 3679.1. Grades available – 300 MPa

UB, UC, PFC & Angles

Hot rolled sections are manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 3679.1. Grades available – 300MPa

Plain & Floor(Checker) Plate Manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 3678 & AS/NZS 1594. Grades available -250 & 350MPa

Services

  • Computerised Nesting and Quoting.
  • Processing – Including straight and mitre cutting. Drilling and plasma profiling only available in QLD at selected branches.
  • Delivery of all products.
  • Other requirements – Please contact your Orrcon Steel / Metalcorp representative

NOTE: Not all services available at all locations. Contact your Orrcon Steel / Metalcorp representative for details.

Section Translation Guide – STG Now you can compare open steel sections with hollow steel sections by a click of your mouse! The STG is a free web based software that allows you to compare structural steel hollow sections against hot-rolled open sections. It will assist you to get the best architectural effect, structural efficiency and cost savings for your designs and projects.

The best part is it’s a free resource.

Visit STG

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU

Beam

Need a custom made product?

Orrcon Steel Hot Rolled Structural steel is produced in accordance with AS/NZS 3679.1 - 300MPa. Sizes range from 150 UB to 610 UB, standard lengths 9m, 10.5m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m, 16.5m & 18m

PRODUCT RANGE

Size Specification (mm) Depth of Section (mm) Flange Width (mm) Flange Thickness (mm) Web Depth (mm) Web Thickness (mm) Weight (kg/m) Metres/ Tonne (m/t) 9m 10.5m 12m 13.5m 15m 16.5m
200 UB 202 133 7.00 188 5.00 22.30 45
200 UB 203 133 7.80 188 5.80 25.40 39
200 UB 207 134 9.60 188 6.30 29.80 34
250 UB 248 124 8.00 232 5.00 25.70 39
250 UB 252 146 8.60 234 6.10 31.40 32
250 UB 256 146 10.90 234 6.40 37.30 27
310 UB 298 149 8.00 282 5.50 32.00 31
310 UB 304 165 10.20 284 6.10 40.40 25
310 UB 307 166 11.80 284 6.70 46.20 22
360 UB 352 171 9.70 333 6.90 44.70 22
360 UB 356 171 11.50 333 7.30 50.70 20
360 UB 359 172 13.00 333 8.00 56.70 18
410 UB 403 178 10.90 381 7.60 53.70 19
410 UB 406 178 12.80 381 7.80 59.70 17
460 UB 454 190 12.70 428 8.50 67.10 15
460 UB 457 190 14.50 428 9.10 74.60 13
460 UB 460 191 16.00 428 9.90 82.10 12
530 UB 528 209 13.20 502 9.60 82.00 12
530 UB 533 209 15.60 502 10.20 92.40 11
610 UB 602 228 14.80 572 10.60 101.00 10
610 UB 607 228 17.30 572 11.20 113.00 9
610 UB 612 229 19.60 572 11.90 125.00 8
150 UB 150 75 7.00 136 5.00 14.00 71
150 UB 155 75 9.50 136 6.00 18.00 56
180 UB 173 90 7.00 159 4.50 16.10 62
180 UB 175 90 8.00 159 5.00 18.10 55
180 UB 179 90 10.00 159 6.00 22.20 45
200 UB 198 99 7.00 184 4.50 18.20 55
Notes
  • Not all products are available at all locations.
  • Please contact your Orrcon Steel / Metalcorp representative for availability.

COATINGS & FINISHES

HOT ROLLED STRUCTURAL STEEL INFO

Hot Rolled Structural Steel Info

Flats/Angles/Rounds/Squares

Manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 3679.1. Grades available – 300 MPa

UB, UC, PFC & Angles

Hot rolled sections are manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 3679.1. Grades available – 300MPa

Plain & Floor(Checker) Plate Manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 3678 & AS/NZS 1594. Grades available -250 & 350MPa

Services

  • Computerised Nesting and Quoting.
  • Processing – Including straight and mitre cutting. Drilling and plasma profiling only available in QLD at selected branches.
  • Delivery of all products.
  • Other requirements – Please contact your Orrcon Steel / Metalcorp representative

NOTE: Not all services available at all locations. Contact your Orrcon Steel / Metalcorp representative for details.

Section Translation Guide – STG Now you can compare open steel sections with hollow steel sections by a click of your mouse! The STG is a free web based software that allows you to compare structural steel hollow sections against hot-rolled open sections. It will assist you to get the best architectural effect, structural efficiency and cost savings for your designs and projects.

The best part is it’s a free resource.

Visit STG

Precision Tube & Pipe 10

Size dxb (mm)
61.8 x 29.6
Gauge (mm)
1.60
SEMB
0
MSGB
1
Nom. Linear Mass (Kg/m)
1.86
Product
OVAL
MSBR
0
Flat Oval Side
OV
ID
10
Lengths Standard (mm)
4
Quantity Alt
48