Aluminium plate & treadplate from BlueScope Distribution
BlueScope Distribution is a single source product, processing and solutions provider of steel and aluminium products.
With a national network of distribution sites Australia-wide, as well as an export division for overseas customers, BlueScope Distribution provides access to a full range of aluminium products, including aluminium plate, and aluminium treadplate, in a number of alloys and tempers. Our range of aluminium plate and treadplate products are ideal for a wide variety of end-use applications.
At BlueScope Distribution, we do more than supply aluminium plate products. We also provide our customers with access to a range of aluminium processing capabilities and can provide aluminium plate and aluminium treadplate products router cut to the size that our customers require.
With the knowledge, experience and technical knowhow in aluminium products, our BlueScope Distribution teams can give our customers specialist advice on the aluminium plate and aluminium treadplate products that are best suited to meet their project requirements.
DNV certified aluminium products
BlueScope Distribution has the ability to supply customers with various DNV certified aluminium sheet, aluminium plate and aluminium extrusion products. Our knowledgeable teams have the requisite industry expertise and understanding to offer customised aluminium products and processing solutions to customers in a range of industries including marine, transport, defence, and specialised government product sectors that are seeking DNV certification.
Distribution member of the Australian Aluminium Council
BlueScope Distribution are proud to be a distribution member of the Australian Aluminium Council – the peak association representing the Australian aluminium industry. Our participation in the Council enables our team to stay ahead of the latest developments and updates related to aluminium products, which we communicate to our customers to keep them well-informed.
Certified non-combustible AS1530.1 Aluminium Product
BlueScope Distribution gives customers access to a range of certified non-combustible aluminium products that meet Australian standards for the combustibility test for materials. These products are available ex stock and can be customised to suit the specific project requirements. BlueScope Distribution’s range of mill-finish aluminium sheet, coil and plate product, up to 6.30mm thickness is independently tested in Australia by CSIRO in accordance with AS 1530.1-1994.
Based on the test criteria laid out in Clause 3.4 of AS 1530.1-1994*, the material is officially classified as non-combustible. This means your façade and cladding manufacturing requirements can benefit from further certainty and certification, ensuring your projects run to specification requirements.
National supplier of aluminium plate
The BlueScope Distribution team provides a wide range of aluminium plate and aluminium treadplate products, available in a variety of alloy and temper combinations as well as finishes and processing options.
The aluminium plate and treadplate products that we provide are used in applications across a number of organisations and industries, from general engineering and fabrication applications, to commercial building, marine, transport and leisure.
- Grade 5083 H321 / 5083 DNV H116 / 5083 DNV H321 plate: Used in high strength structural applications for welded marine applications and road transport vehicles.
- Grade 5383 DNV H321 plate: An upgrade on 5083, 5383 is commonly used to strengthen aluminium structure including transport and marine applications from ships, boat hulls and superstructures.
- Grade 5052 O (5 bar) treadplate: Used for a wide variety of diverse applications including step treads, shop floors, marine foot traffic and decorative bar fronts.
- Grade 3003 H22 – bright propeller pattern plate: For general purpose use including decorative purposes and trimming due to its highly polished finish.
Our team can offer the following finish options for our aluminium extrusion products:
- Powder coating
- Roller applied painting
- Bright finishing
- Media blasting
Aluminium plate processing capabilities
With a comprehensive network of branches across the country, BlueScope Distribution has the ability to service the aluminium processing needs of hundreds of businesses across a range of industries. We are proud of our ability to give customers a one-stop solution for fulfilling their aluminium requirements through our range of in-house processing solutions.
BlueScope Distribution has a range of in-house processing capabilities that enable us to cut aluminium plate and treadplate to the necessary size and shape that our customers need.
The range of processing services that we offer for our range of aluminium products include:
- Aluminium routing: We have an in-house aluminium routing capability that enables us to cut aluminium to custom sizes. We can also drill and etch the aluminium for our customers to help with assembly and identification of the aluminium when it comes to fabrication.
- Laser cutting: We can arrange laser cutting for aluminium plate and treadplate when required by customers.
- Protective PE film application: In order to protect aluminium plate and treadplate during transportation and processing, we are able to offer PE Application, which is a type of protective layer.
- Aluminium forming: Using the application of force to bend or stretch aluminium plate into a certain shape.
To learn more about our range of aluminium processing services, please visit our processing page.
Your partner for aluminium plate
At BlueScope Distribution, we are more than aluminium suppliers. In addition to sourcing and processing aluminium plate and treadplate, we are proud to provide our customers with value-add aluminium solutions for every stage of the supply chain. We can assist our clients with a number of services, including managing procurements and delivery timelines as well as co-ordinating just in time delivery.
- Aluminium kitting: One of the key value-add solutions that we offer our aluminium customers is aluminium kitting. This means that we pre-cut the aluminium plate and treadplate, mark it, and deliver it to the customer in grouped sections to assist with assembly of the material. Customers across industries enjoy access to this service that ultimately saves them time.
Our team can also provide customers a range of other aluminium solutions they require, including:
- Project management
- Just in time delivery
- Stock management strategies
- Forecasting support
- End to end supply chain
- B2B integration
To learn more about our range of aluminium solutions, please visit our solutions page.
Industries We Service
Commercial & architecture
BlueScope Distribution provides businesses in the commercial and architecture sectors with a wide array of aluminium products, comprising aluminium sheet, aluminium plate and treadplate, and aluminium extrusions. In addition to our diverse selection of aluminium products, we offer a single point of contact for all your aluminium needs, as well as various value-added solutions. Our teams recognise the importance of timely delivery of aluminium products to meet project deadlines and we can provide assistance in managing supply. Our customers can benefit from our sizable inventory of time-sensitive materials, exceptional inventory control, and warehousing processes.
Aluminium is an adaptable material with diverse applications in the marine industry. Its light weight, high resistance to corrosion in marine environments, and exceptional strength-to-weight ratio make it particularly suitable for end-use applications in this sector. BlueScope Distribution supplies aluminium to the marine industry and our team have a wealth of experience in handling large-scale projects within the sector. Our teams collaborate seamlessly to oversee the supply and processing of aluminium products, guaranteeing adherence to our customers’ project timelines.
The aluminium products we provide to the marine sector are utilised in the following applications:
Aluminium plate & treadplate product applications
- Personal watercraft
- Fishing vessels
- Commercial vessels
- Pontoons & platforms
BlueScope Distribution offers high-quality aluminium products, processing, and solutions to businesses across Australia’s transport and automotive sector. Our customers typically utilise our range of aluminium products as part of their own manufacturing or fabrication processes. Our teams are dedicated to providing value-added solutions that positively impact our customers’ overall business operations, such as project management, just-in-time delivery, end-to-end supply chain management, and B2B integration.
The aluminium products we supply to the transport sector are typically applied in the following end-use areas:
Aluminium plate & treadplate product applications
- Trucks & tippers walls & floors
- Tankers and bulk haulage plates
Leisure & recreation
BlueScope Distribution provides aluminium products to businesses across Australia for diverse end-use applications. We offer a selection of aluminium products that are employed in the production of leisure and recreational vehicles, including toolboxes, trays, canopies, and componentry. As well as supplying aluminium, we also provide a variety of value-added services to our customers. We offer a single point of contact for all our clients’ aluminium needs, and possess an array of in-house processing capabilities, as well as maintaining a significant inventory of time-sensitive materials, coupled with exceptional inventory control and warehousing processes.
The aluminium products we provide to the leisure and recreation sector are typically employed in the following end-use applications:
Aluminium plate & treadplate product applications
- Caravan 1.4mm Treadplate
- 4WD Accessories