The Safal Group

11 Countries, 36 Operations, 50 years' experience

About the Safal Group

The Safal Group is Africa’s largest producer of steel roofing and the sole producer of Aluminium Zinc coated steel on the continent. For over 50 years, the Safal Group has built its reputation as Africa’s market leader in its core fields of operation:
  • 4 coil coating operations produce metal-coated and pre-painted steel coils, using a patented Aluminium-Zinc coating technology acknowledged worldwide for its performance and durability.
  • 26 roll forming operations in 11 African countries produce roof sheeting under respected brand names, adding specialist accessory products that enhance the performance of the total roofing system.
  • 6 further operations manufacture specialized steel structural products and construction components that complement the roofing and steel businesses.
The company started by trading corrugated roof sheeting in the 1940s, and opened its first manufacturing facility in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1962. In 2003, all operating companies were reversed into the current holding company called the Safal Group, with shareholding by Safal Investments based in Mauritius. Today, the Safal Group manufactures in 11 African countries, and sells its products across 3 continents. The Safal Group of companies employs over 3,800 people, providing the leadership, resources and training to build a company with the depth of experience and skills to compete in pan-African and global markets . The Safal Group has a deep commitment to the communities within which the individual companies operate. The Safal Group has established health centres and technical institutes, built classrooms and recreational facilities, and funded wide reaching awareness programs for HIV/AIDS and the prevention of diseases. In all its processes and practises, through its products and its people, in its business values and ethics, the Safal Group continually strives to Make a World of Difference.