Established in 1970 in Currumbin, Queensland as Nucast selling precast concrete products, the company expanded to introduce a steel division in 1984, riding the wave of Queensland’s high-growth activity, particularly in the south east. Five years later, it rebranded to Neumann Steel, and proceeded over time to open several service centres outside of the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas – north towards the Sunshine and Fraser Coasts and south of the border to the Hunter region.
Second-generation Director Marc Neumann, who made his start as a 16-year-old working in the company’s steel yards, says Neumann Steel’s evolution is steeped in a customer-centric culture.
‘We’ve always innovated, delivering steel solutions to support projects big and small…serving our customers’ needs, no matter the size of the job,’ he says. ‘Today we are the largest, Queensland-owned reinforcing steel manufacturer carrying on the Neumann legacy.’
Focusing on manufacturing solutions for its customer base along the east coast of Australia and investing in its people has always been an important feature of the company’s history, a strategy that has built internal resilience to see it through the volatility of the construction sector.
‘Our offering has evolved with new product releases and expansion into new innovative markets all while maintaining our core product lines,’ says Kathy Bartley, General Manager. ‘Retaining key people, moving them up through the business and providing pathways for growth, this is what makes up the fabric of who we are today.’