About UsOur History

With a sound and solid history, spanning the continents of Africa, the Safal Group has gathered the insights and experience needed to remain at the forefront of design, technical and engineering expertise.

The Start of Safal Steel

Safal Steel forms part of the Safal Group of companies. The Group opened its first factory in Mombasa, Kenya in 1962.

After restructuring the many companies into the single holding company in 2003, the Group has grown into the powerhouse it is today.

Presently, the Safal Group continues to manufacture a wide range of premier building systems and solutions for the ever-growing construction markets of Africa.

Building Africa With Pride

As a proudly South African company, with a state-of-the-art factory in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal, we endeavour to continuously bring new skills, employment and local community development to the region.

Together with our partners, we will continue to ensure excellence and stringent quality parameters in our production of world-class coated steel. Our impact can be seen as we Build Africa with Pride, and change the shape of the future.

All our products are world class and continually undergo rigorous testing.
We pride ourselves not only on delivering on time but on our promises too.
Staying safe and looking out for one another is at the centre of everything we do.



Mabati Rolling Mills Limited (MRM) Founded

Mabati Rolling Mills Limited (MRM) is the largest company within the Safal Group, and was its founding operation, commencing in 1962 at Mariakani, near Mombasa Kenya.

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Safal Investments (Mauritius) Ltd is established

Safal Investments (Mauritius) Ltd was formed, operating under the name Safal Group.

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Mariakani, Mombasa

MRM commissioned the first African aluminium-zinc metal coating line in Mariakani, Mombasa.


New Factory Founded

All operating companies, throughout Eastern, Central and Southern Africa are restructured into the holding company, known as the Safal Group.


Aluminium-zinc coated steel coils in Southern Africa

Safal Steel Pty Ltd launched the first locally produced aluminium-zinc coated steel coils in Southern Africa.

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September 2010

New Factory Founded

With our factory in KZN, Safal Steel is the single largest investment for the Safal Group.

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Steel: The most recycled material on Earth.

Steel’s most valuable property is its ability to be recycled many times without any loss to its inherent qualities. On its journey of reincarnation from washing machines to cars, oil cans to ocean liners or railway tracks, steel saves precious raw materials and minimises energy consumption. With global recovery rates averaging more than 83%, steel is one of the most sustainable and environmentally important products made.

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