Proudly Manufacturing since 1934
Austube Mills has been providing you and your community with the best and most innovative steel solutions for Australian designs and conditions. Our tried and tested products and our passionate people give you the confidence to take your design ambitions and bring them to life.
Newcastle Mill begins production
Stewarts and Lloyds construct first mill and produce first tube at Newcastle, NSW.
New machinery commissioned
Power machines installed. First automated tabulation machines, early forerunners to computerised systems
Post war boom period, Stewarts and Lloyds restructure to form Tubemakers of Australia
International licence for “Newcastle Design” – pioneered process for automatically galvanizing circular pipe
Tubmakers introduces ERW process. Ross Palmer becomes CEO of Palmer Tube Mills in QLD, beginning expansion of Tubemakers largest domestic competitor
Tubemakers create new corrosion resistant tube product and cold-formed process for DuraGal protective coatings. Palmer Tube Mills opens Acacia Ridge site in QLD in 1985
Industry's offer diversifies
Palmer Tube Mills' new products include SupaGal, Dogbone, and Truform bender
Palmer Tube Mills acquistion
Palmer Tube Mills joins Australian National Industries group, later acquired by Smorgon Steel in 1999.
Tubemakers builds Somerton site in Victoria, increasing capability plus introducing a profiles range and a new employment model to the industry
Tubemakers joins BHP
BHP acquires Tubemakers (1997) and divests OneSteel in 2000
Rise of OneSteel
OneSteel acquires Smorgon Steel and combines group as OneSteel Australian Tube Mills
Austube Mills re-brand
OneSteel Australian Tube Mills re-brands as Austube Mills and delivers it’s 1,000,000 tonne of DuraGal product.