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MRM launches pre-engineered steel buildings

Mabati Rolling Mills Ltd (MRM) continues to trend-set within the regional building & construction industry. Having previously pioneered many world-class innovations in steel building solutions, they now introduce SAFBUILD, their all-new pre-engineered steel buildings.

SAFBUILD is Mabati’s Innovative pre-engineered steel building (PEB) solution utilizing high tensile, cold-formed, galvanized-steel ‘C’ and ‘Z’-shaped structural portal frames which are clad using MRM’s trusted Roof and wall cladding solutions to create ideal buildings for Warehousing, Manufacturing/Industrial buildings, Agro/Food -processing units, Market sheds, Chicken sheds , workshops , parkings , Chruches, Schools / colleges , and Garages, institutional buildings and many more!

SAFBUILD PEB’S are designd and detailed on the dedicated deisgn and analysis software SAFDESIGN, MRM has invested in a dedicated design software that speedily automates a customer’s journey from idea to full project detailing within minutes, anchored on a stringent, world-class design code that factors superior parameters to applicable local standards. SAFBUILD structures are guaranteed to take the punishment of robust use and local extreme weather in their stride.

SAFBUILD integrates seamlessly with various other MRM building solutions including various roofing and wall cladding profiles and flashing elements, underlay SAFTHERM heat barrier-membranes, CLEARDEK polycarbonate translucent sheets, on-wall Louvres and Roof-mounted rotary ventilators, RAINGAIN rain-water harvesting accessories and matching performance FIXTITE fasteners. With the easy addition of door and window openings, SAFBUILD is the ultimate complete building solution. What is more, with up to 24Metre clear spans on width, 6Metre structural bay spacing, 6M heights at the building eave and virtually unlimited building length allowance, fully, partially or wholly unclad walls options. SAFBUILD offers a flexible, practical, value-for-money enclosure for all manner of human space-use needs. SBS shall liaise with the project consultants to avail all technical details required at both the design and implementation phases of the project and further offer erection supervision at site to ensure quality and design standards are met.

All this departs from the market norm of conventional heavy, hot-rolled steel construction that is slower, laborious and often given to site rework. The SAFBUILD customer; fabricators and end-users alike, shall enjoy a fully factory-engineered yet customized solution; leading to a very quick-to-install and maintenance-free building that will remain in pristine condition for generations. The Galvanized steel structural members take out the headache of manual corrosion-treatment of steel and by using lighter, higher tensile-strength members, SAFBUILD yields a reduced overall building weight that does not require heavy handling machinery without compromise to strength.

The common local construction methods for warehouses and sheds using solid masonry and reinforced-concrete framing compares even more unfavourably to SAFBUILD; leading to slow, environmentally-deficient methods and yielding a thermally-inefficient, unadaptable mass. SAFBUILD’s light construction is conversely quick, has minimal impact on the environment and the structures can be easily relocated as space use and planning develops on site. Unlike the heavy masonry construction, SAFBUILD also adapts quickly to temperature variation externally, leading to better regulated, comfortable working or storage conditions within.

Through its SAFAL Building Systems (SBS) subsidiary, MRM has invested over 1 million US dollars to actualize this venture that is fashioned as a complementary upgrade to the local steel PEBs rather than their replacement. With a ever-expanding footprint in Kenya and regionally, MRM and its holding SAFAL Group are determined to build capacity at all their sales and service points to offer SAFBUILD and all their other growing building solutions. In time, SAFBUILD shall be offered on a franchise model, equipping an army of technical fabricators regionwide with the skills and tools to delivery the benefit of a superior technology to clients in manufacturing, agricultural value-addition, commercial and institutional segments. A universally guaranteed quality at the local level, using local capacity to address local needs.


About Safal Building Systems Ltd (SBS) & Mabati Rolling Mills Ltd (MRM) – Safal Group Companies.

Established in 2011, Safal Building Systems Ltd is the specialized building solutions 100% owned subsidiary of Mabati Rolling Mills, itself the flagship company of the Safal Group – Africa’s leading steel roofing organization and a premier provider of building solutions and coated steel in 11 countries of Eastern & Southern Africa. SBS is a well known market leader in supply of pre-engineered, light coated steel roofing structures (ULTRASPAN) and now takes the plunge to complete building solutions supply with SAFBUILD. The SAFAL group has just celebrated a renewal of its vision, mission and core values, aptly capured in the tagline “an Africa built with pride”! We pride in our pioneering work in Africa’s built environment, in our unwavering commitment to quality and integrity, and in our customer-centricity.

Our corporate values remain Excellence, Customer first, Integrity, Partnership and Caring. Since inception in 1961, Safal Group has invested heavily in our communities and is guided by its 4 core pillars – Shelter, Health, Education & Environment to positively contribute to the communities within which it operates.

The Mabati Technical Training Institute and the Mabati Medical Centre, both in Mariakani adjacent to the MRM coated steel complex are some of the existing long-term philanthropic projects run by the Group here in Kenya. Our founders, led by Dr. Manu Chandaria have continuously provided leadership by creating an environment where everyone can contribute towards communal growth.

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