There are few locals who don’t know of New Zealand Steel’s fully integrated mill at Glenbrook. It can be seen from many places far and wide and has contributed to the New
Zealand economy for more than 50 years.
Manufacturing a large range of high quality steel products from mostly locally sourced materials, around 70 percent of its production is used domestically, predominantly in the manufacturing, construction and rural sectors.
Importantly, New Zealand Steel employs some 1200 people directly and 5000 indirectly from heartland communities such as Glenbrook, Waiuku and Pukekohe. Its community, safety and environmental responsibilities are integral to the way the
company does business.
About 60% of New Zealand Steel’s total energy needs come from cogeneration and recycling heat and gases that are captured in the production process.
A major contributor to the local community through a number of programmes, principle areas of interest supported are health, safety, environment, diversity, youth, education and projects that use NZ Steel products.
The company offers undergraduate scholarships each year to support engineering students with an interest in careers in New Zealand heavy industry and also offers apprenticeships through the relevant apprentice training organisations. Generations of families are connected to New Zealand Steel; it is the people, the collective efforts, perseverance and professionalism of employees, past and present, that has helped make the company what it is today.