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TRU-SPEC® steel from BlueScope Distribution

Enjoy the freedom and convenience of sourcing all your TRU-SPEC® steel coil plate and other associated products under one roof. BlueScope Distribution offers a wide range of high quality, locally made Australian steel plate products, including coil plate, laser plate, boiler plate and pattern plate. Backed by expert technical support and JIT (Just In Time) flexible lead times, we aim to provide continuity of supply to help streamline your business operations.

TRU-SPEC® steel plate products come in a range of structural plate grades. These are produced by BlueScope and rolled as coil on a Hot Strip Mill then cut-to-length. TRU-SPEC® steel is produced using a coil plate processing line – a state-of-the-art stretch-level technology that creates a consistent, flat, memory free coil plate product.

Our BlueScope Distribution team is experienced in helping customers access the range of TRU-SPEC® steel coil plate products in both structural and weathering grades. Typical applications for TRU-SPEC® steel products include structural members, roll forming application, brake press forming applications and general fabrications.


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TRU-SPEC® steel range

BlueScope Distribution provides a range of TRU-SPEC® steel products, consisting of a variety of structural plate grades that are rolled as coil on a Hot Strip Mill then cut-to-length. TRU-SPEC® steel is most often used in the following applications:

  • light and standard structural members
  • brake press forming
  • light poles
  • trailer and automotive components
  • general fabrication work
  • galvanising applications

There are a number of reasons for choosing TRU-SPEC® steel for your next project, such as:

  • Excellent ductility
  • Great strength
  • Minimum guaranteed strength levels
  • Ideal for carrying out galvanising applications
  • High-grade weather resistance

TRU-SPEC® steel was developed to provide excellent product quality and consistency, and this industry-leading standard produces a coil steel plate product that is consistently flat and memory free. TRU-SPEC® steel is available in a range of structural grades, widths and lengths.

In addition to our TRU-SPEC® steel coil plate product options, your specialist team can also assist with XLERPLATE® steel, REDCOR® steel and BISALLOY® steel plate products. We have steel plate products ranging from mild steel, laser plate, boiler plate, quenched and tempered steel plate and weathering steel plate. We also have a wide range of steel plate processing options to suit.


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Your BlueScope Distribution team are experienced and responsive with both the technical resources and local knowledge needed to deliver on large projects. We have a national steel processing network, and the capability to offer customers TRU-SPEC® steel that is processed to your project’s specification. This includes value-add steel processing services such as cutting, drilling, tapping, bevelling, blasting and priming, as well as aluminium router cutting.

Talk to our team today about our options for kitting your steel, so it is delivered cut and bundled in the order you need to fast track your project. Our teams can arrange to cut, package and deliver your TRU-SPEC® steel products in the form you need to fabricate your final application. This may include options for truck trailers or defence projects to name a few. We have in-house plate processing machines including plasma and oxy cutting capability. We also provide slitting and shearing services for sheet and coil.

Our diversified range of products, processing quality and expertise, as well as supply chain and project management capability provide our customers a complete solution. BlueScope Distribution customers appreciate the efficiency our sales teams offer, providing confidence to customers in knowing the quality steel and aluminium product they need will be available on time and to project or manufacturing timelines.

TRU-SPEC® steel processing services

Your processing services for TRU-SPEC® steel products include:

To learn more about our range of steel processing services, please visit our processing page.


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TRU-SPEC® steel applications

TRU-SPEC® steel products are used for a variety of applications in segments like transport, manufacturing, steel fabrication, defence, mining and agriculture. Some typical end uses include light and standard structural members, brake press forming, light poles, trailer and automotive components, general fabrication work, and galvanising applications.

BlueScope Distribution’s value-add solutions

With a national network of branches Australia-wide, your BlueScope Distribution teams provide ease of accessibility and full supply chain solutions for the range of TRU-SPEC® steel products. We work closely with our customers to manage product requirements and forecasting to ensure material is available how and when it is needed, so our customers can concentrate on manufacturing a wide range of end use products for Australian communities. Your BlueScope Distribution team can assist with scheduling, forecasting, consignment options, product labelling and kitting options, nesting, and project management from start to finish.

BlueScope Distribution’s Steel Efficiency Review®

Our Steel Efficiency Review® is available to our customers. It is a service we offer to assist with looking closely at production and processing lines to help our customers identify potential cost and time savings to recommend possible improvements. To learn more, please visit our SER® page.

Complimentary products for TRU-SPEC® steel

With BlueScope Distribution, customers can also access a wide range of steel and aluminium products that complement our TRU-SPEC® steel plate range.

These include a range of other steel plate products such as XLERPLATE® steel, REDCOR® steel and BISALLOY® steel plate products. We have steel plate products ranging from mild steel, laser plate, boiler plate, quenched and tempered steel plate and weathering steel plate. In addition to steel plate products such as TRU-SPEC® steel, your local branch can supply prepainted and metallic coated sheet and coil products, hot rolled steel, cold rolled steel, tube, pipe, merchant bar and structural steel.