The Smorgon Steel business was founded in 1981 and commenced steel production in 1983 with the commissioning of Australia's largest steel mini-mill at Laverton, Victoria. Since then, Smorgon Steel has followed a strategy of growth through expansion into metal recycling, growth of steel production and processing capacity, the acquisition of downstream manufacturing and distribution operations, and product and market diversification.
Smorgon Steel's activities range from collecting and processing almost 1.5 million tonnes of steel and other metallic scrap each year to steel making and the production and distribution of a wide range of metal products. The Company makes almost 1 million tonnes of new steel each year – all from recycled scrap!
This probably makes Smorgon Steel Australia's largest vertically-integrated recycling company.
Smorgon Steel has operations throughout Australia, Asia and North America, and employs approximately 5,600 people. We are proud to be involved in the many communities in which our operations are based, and we delighted to support the AFL Premiership Players Club and its objectives.