Arrium is an ASX listed international mining and materials company with sales revenue for the 2013 financial year of $6.841 billion, and approximately 10,000 employees.
The company was spun out from BHP in 2000 as OneSteel when it was almost entirely a domestically focussed steel manufacturer and distributor. The company has subsequently focussed on growing its resource based businesses and now has significant Mining and Mining Consumables businesses, as well as Arrium Steel.
Arrium Mining currently exports approximately 12 million tonnes per annum of hematite ore from its mining operation in South Australia. The business also supplies ore to the Company's integrated steelworks at Whyalla, which is primarily pelletised magnetite ore.
Arrium Mining Consumables includes Moly-Cop grinding media, the largest supplier of grinding media (grinding balls and grinding rods) in the world, servicing the fast growing global mining industry, particularly the copper, gold and iron ore sectors. The business has leading grinding media market positions in South America, North America and Australasia supplying around one million tonnes of product per annum.
Arrium Steel includes our integrated Steel and Recycling businesses. We are the premier manufacturer of long steel products, structural pipe and tube, and wire products in Australia; the leading distributor of structural steel and reinforcing products in Australia; and a significant supplier of scrap metal to foundries, smelters and steel mills in Australia and Asia.