Arrium is an ASX listed international mining and materials company with sales revenue for the 2012 financial year of $7.595 billion, and approximately 11,000 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 its Steel & Recycling business.
Arrium Mining currently exports approximately six million tonnes of hematite ore to China per annum from its Middleback Ranges mining operation in South Australia. The business expects to increase its export sales to a rate of approximately 11 million tonnes per annum by mid-2013 through bringing on-line additional sales from its Southern Iron operations in South Australia and the doubling of its port capacity at Whyalla, South Australia to approximately 12 million tonnes per annum.
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 950 thousand tonnes of product per annum.
Steel & Recycling includes our integrated OneSteel business that is the Manufacturing, Distribution 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 with around 200 sites across the country; and a significant supplier of scrap metal to foundries, smelters and steel mills in Australia and internationally.