Newcastle Wire Steel Manufacturing Turns 100

Media release > 26th November, 2019
Newcastle Wire Steel celebrates 100 years of manufacturing

Infrabuild Wire, a member of the GFG Alliance, is celebrating 100 years of continuous manufacturing today with senior business and government leaders coming together to mark the occasion.

Executive Chairman of GFG Alliance Sanjeev Gupta said: “Today is an exciting day to acknowledge the proud history of this site.

“Generations of proud Newcastle steelmakers and local community have contributed to the success of this business, passing down their skills from parent to child, from master to apprentice.

“As a member of GFG Alliance for the last two years, it has become apparent to me the passion the team has for producing high quality products that Australians use every day.

“This facility has produced wire to help protect Australia, from producing barbed wire for Allied forces in World War I to the anti-submarine nets lining Sydney Harbour during World War II.

“It has also helped to build Australia. New South Wales’ tallest building, Sydney Tower, is supported by hundreds of metres of roping wire manufactured right here.

“I want to congratulate the InfraBuild wire team for this incredible milestone of reaching 100 years and wish it all the best for the next 100 years,” Mr Gupta said.

InfraBuild Chief Executive Officer Daksesh Patel said: “We are proud to protect the heritage and nourish the ongoing development of steel manufacturing in Newcastle that provides Australian steel for Australian businesses and projects.

“Our steel comes from GFG’s steel mills around Australia and then manufactured to exacting specifications on site.

“InfraBuild wire has over 300 dedicated employees that help us achieve this every day with many of them having been with the company for over 20 years.

“InfraBuild Wire is part of the broader InfraBuild business that includes over 1,200 employees within Newcastle. We also have a further 1,000 contractors from around the Hunter region that help us to deliver for our customers.

About InfraBuild

Proudly celebrating 100 years of continuous manufacturing at the Mayfield site in Newcastle – INFRABUILD WIRE is a fully integrated wire manufacturer producing products from the upstream businesses of the greater INFRABUILD group, from the processing of recycled steel in the Sydney electric arc furnace, to the rolling of Steel Rod on the Mayfield campus to the wire and fencing products used every day across Australia. INFRABUILD WIRE continues to lead in research and innovation, with products that are recognised globally for quality and reliability. INFRABUILD wire can be found in mattresses, cars, fencing, coat hangers and in numerous products. INFRABUILD is the only Australian manufacturer of bright and coated steel wire in Australia.

About GFG Alliance

Liberty Steel is part of the GFG Alliance; a global group of energy, mining, metals, engineering, logistics and financial services businesses, headquartered in London, with additional hubs in Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Singapore and Sydney and a presence in around 30 countries worldwide. The Alliance, which has a global workforce of around 35,000 people and a turnover exceeding US$20 billion, comprises integrated industrials and metals businesses under the “Liberty” banner; a resources, energy, transportation and infrastructure group under “SIMEC”; Wyelands; a banking and financial services arm, as well as its property arm, JAHAMA.


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