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We're MRM

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.

We were the first company in Africa to produce coated steel using a patented Aluminium-Zinc alloy recognized as the leading technology worldwide to deliver superior service life to steel. This technology is licensed to the Safal Group by BIEC International and is branded ZincAl.

MRM has an integrated Coated steel facility at Mariakani producing world class Coated and Painted Coated Steel products from which it manufactures a plethora of prestigious building solutions in its facilities across Kenya. MRM has service centers located in Nairobi (off Mombasa road), Kitengela, Thika, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii, Meru and Nyeri. These centres avail customized building solutions to consumers. We also have a vast Distributor network across the country to ensure timely deliveries and availability of products to the market.



We deliver trusted Building Solutions, that are made with pride and care, to provide superior customer value.



An Africa built with Pride.


Our Values

Customer First - A strong customer focus. Excellence for World Class Solutions. Integrity - A commitment to ethics & compliance.
Care - For our employees, communities & environment.

Our History


First to introduce and use sheet to sheet technology in roofing material production


Commissioning of the Hitachi 4 Hi – Cold Rolling Mill, in Mariakani, at that time this was a remote part of the country. This Cold Rolling Mill was the first of its kind in the region.


Introduces Colour Coating Technology to produce colored roofs in the market. This added protection and aesthetic value to the coated steel, giving a fade-free warranty of upto 15 years.


The first in Africa to produce the world’s leading patented Aluminum-Zinc coated steel (Zincal©) branded as Dumuzas©, on unpainted roofing. Offering better heat reflectivity which results in cooler interiors, making it the most preferred brand for Kenya’s Coastal Region.


First to launch steel roofing tiles sold as Versatile© brand. A beautiful and prestigious lightweight tile-like roofing sheet marketed as a premium brand for the discerning user.


Commission of new color coating line. This increased capacity and capability to produce at world class standards thereby ring-fencing our customers who have become increasingly aware of good quality.

Safal Group

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, it 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 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.


At all its plants, the Safal Group’s manufacturing processes are designed and managed with sustainability in mind and therein aim to minimize emissions and waste while maximizing energy efficiency.

The Safal Group

8 Countries, 36 Operations, 60years experience

  • MRM

    Ethipoia Steel PLC

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    Mabati Rolling Mills, Kenya

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    Insteel Ltd, Kenya

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    Steel Supplies (Malawi) Ltd

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    Safintra Namibia Ltd

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    Safintra Rwanda Ltd

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    Safintra South Africa (Pty) Ltd

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    Safal Steel (Pty) ltd, South Africa

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    Alaf Ltd, Tanzania

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    Uganda Baati Ltd

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