ARC Celebrates 100 Years


Staff of ARC’s first manufacturing site on Ballarat Road in Sunshine North, Victoria - 1926.

Our oldest member, and Australia’s first reinforcing steel supplier, turned 100 years old this month!

In 1919, Edward Hall, one of the two founding brothers of the British Reinforced Concrete (BRC) Engineering Company, came to Australia to build a local mesh manufacturing facility. He purchased land on Ballarat Road in Sunshine, obtained a machine from Manchester, and by 1920, the Australian Reinforced Concrete Engineering Company (A.R.C.) produced its first sheet of mesh. 

The expanded and updated facility at Sunshine North is still manufacturing mesh and processing bar today.

A.R.C. Sunshine, Victoria 1932

"Over the years ARC has supplied the steel used to build many Australian icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, the Opera House, the MCG and Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, the Sydney and Melbourne Airports, Victoria Bridge in Brisbane and Parliament House in Canberra”, said Dak Patel CEO of InfraBuild (ARC’s parent company). 

We wish to congratulate all ARC employees, past and present, for achieving this rare milestone in Australian manufacturing history.

Watch the video of GFG Alliance Executive Chairman Sanjeev Gupta’s message to ARC employees.

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