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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. 

MRM was the first company in Africa to produce coated steel using a patented Aluminium-Zinc alloy recognised as the leading technology worldwide to deliver superior service life to steel. This technology is licensed to the Safal Group by BIEC International.
MRM has an integrated Coil facility at Mariakani producing world class Coated and Painted Coated Coil products from which it manufactures a plethora of prestigious Roofing products in its facilities across Kenya. MRM has service centers located in Athi River (near Nairobi), Thika, Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii and Nyeri. MRM also has the largest Distributor network in the Country for Coated Steel products.
Metal coated steel is sold as Zincal®. Colour coated Zincal is marketed under the brand names Colorplus®, Optima® and Optima Plus® in an array of popular colours that are both durable and beautiful.
MRM’s roofing products are the leading brands in their markets and continue to define the standards across the Construction sector. These include Dumuzas®, Resincot® and Versatile® brands, which are undisputed leaders in the market. A host of other products are also offered to the emerging projects market including the innovative Saflok700 ® Concealed Fixed System and Light Weight High Strength Steel Trusses known as Ultraspan®
MRM lives by the mantra that “Our Communities are our Homes” and plays an active role in uplifting the disadvantaged through philanthropic activities in shelter, education, health and environment. The Safal-MRM Foundation manages two large projects;The Mabati Technical Training Institute and the Mabati Medical Centre, both in Mariakani, adjacent to the MRM facilities.
Chaired by Dr. Manu Chandaria, MRM has been voted Kenyan Company of the Year various times and continues to provide the resources and training necessary to create an environment in which every employee can grow both professionally and personally, and most importantly have a positive impact on their communities and colleagues.



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The Safal Group

Mabati Rolling Mills Limited is part of the Safal Group, which has 36 metal coating and roll forming operations across Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
The Safal Group is Africa’s largest producer of steel roofing and sheeting and was the first producer of Aluminium Zinc coated steel on the continent.
With over 36 businesses, and insights gathered over 50 years, the Safal Group has remained at the forefront in developing and providing products that lead the industry.
The outputs of more than 30 roof manufacturing operations make it  the largest producer of metal roof sheeting in Africa.
To complement its roofing brands, specialist products have been developed by the Safal Group - such as the Fixtite fastener products, steel pipes and hollow sections, and other value added accessories for the building industry.
The Safal Group lays great emphasis on being a socially responsible corporate citizen. Its focus is primarily on the communities in which it operates and particularly those who are most affected by poverty and social disadvantages. The Group also supports innovators who serve as role models for community upliftment. 
Steel is uniquely placed to help communities across Africa meet the challenges of development in a sustainable, responsible manner and at the end of its life, steel is 100% recyclable - helping minimise the impact its processes have on the environment and on our precious planet. At all its plants, the Safal Group’s manufacturing processes are designed and managed with sustainabiilty in mind and therein aim to minimise emissions and waste whilst maximising Energy efficiency.
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The Safal Group is committed to finding solutions today for a better tomorrow,
and to Making a World of Difference.

Read the two most recent issues of the Safal Group Magazines below: 

Safal News 2014 Electronic                            Safal News 5 October 2015
Safal News 2014     Safal News 5 October 2015


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