About the Safal Group

Group vision, mission and values

“We strive to make ours a business that can help build the future of Africa, by manufacturing ethical products, establishing strong brands and growing with our markets. We believe that by grasping the reality of Africa’s challenges as well as its opportunities, we can make a positive difference and succeed together.”

Dr Manu Chandaria, Chairman Emeritus, Safal Group

Our Vision

An Africa build with Pride.

Our Mission

We deliver trusted building solutions that are made with pride & care to provide superior customer value.

The Safal way is

  • A strong customer focus
  • Innovating for world class solutions
  • Partnerships for shared success
  • A commitment to ethics and compliance
  • To care for our employees , our communities and the environment

 

 

 

12 Countries
36 Operations
60 Years’ experience.

For over 60 years, the Safal Group has built its reputation as Africa’s market leader in its core fields of operation. The company opened its first manufacturing facility in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1962. In 2003, all operating companies were reversed into the current holding company called Safal Investments Mauritius Limited, now referred to as the Safal Group.

An Africa built with Pride

The Safal Group has continuously built its market presence with trusted brands that are market leaders in their field.

  •  3 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. The coating mills are strategically located in Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Durban, to supply the entire East Africa and Southern Africa regions.
  •  26 roll forming operations in 12 African countries produce roof sheeting under respected brand names, sold complete with specialist accessory products that enhance the performance of the total roofing system and provide lasting value to our customers.
  •  Further specialist operations manufacture structural products and entire building solutions, from light steel trusses to pre-engineered buildings ready to erect on site. Applications range from agricultural sheds to warehouses, residential additions and entire buildings solutions.

 

History

12 Countries, 36 Operations, 60 Years’ experience.

The company opened its first manufacturing facility in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1962, rapidly widening its reach to include further countries in East Africa, and then Southern Africa. In 2003, all operating companies were reversed into the current holding company called Safal Investments Mauritius Limited, and conducts its business across Africa as the Safal Group.

 

Innovation, coupled with market insights gathered over 6 decades has ensured that the Safal Group has continuously built its market presence with trusted brands that are market leaders in their field.

Today, the Safal Group manufactures in 12 African countries and sells its products across the continent.

36 specialist operations offer their customers a full basket of solutions backed up with local technical advice and engineering support, and the Group continues to expand its geographic footprint to serve its customers better, wherever they may be.

 


We will continue this journey by expanding our manufacturing into as many new countries in Africa as possible, whilst always providing the best service and quality to our customers and to the end users of our products.


Dhiru P Shah, a founder of the Safal Group


The Safal Group of companies employs over 3,000 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.


Businesses can help build the future of Africa. By investing with responsibility and insight, by partnering with communities and investing in its people, sustaining each other and protecting the environment as the source of all our wealth, with these values, we firmly believe that success is inevitable. We strive to make ours such a business. This is our approach to sustainability


Dr Manu Chandaria, Chairman Emeritus, Safal Group