The Safal Group is the leading supplier of roofing and building solutions in the fast growing construction markets of Eastern and Southern Africa.

The Safal Group serves the needs of millions of customers in the residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural markets. It supplies individual products and entire building systems which offer lasting value to owners, occupiers and developers, all from one trusted source.

The Safal Group is founded on three pillars of core expertise gained in over 6 decades:

  • Safal Technology in its coil coating businesses
  • Safal Design in its roofing businesses
  • Safal Engineering in its building solutions businesses

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

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.

12 countries, 36 operations, 60 years’ experience.

Safal 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 built with Pride.

Our Mission

We deliver trusted building solutions that are made with pride and 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.


The use of steel in building construction is on the rise worldwide, especially in Africa.

The Safal Group was the first producer of Aluminium-Zinc coated steel on the continent, raising the African benchmark to global standards. This quality differential is equally evident in the manufacture of its colour coated steel which is specifically formulated for African markets and environments, out-performing all peer products.

At its three metal coating plants, steel is coated in a patented metallic alloy recognised as the world’s most advanced technology to deliver an extended service life to steel. It is sold under the brand name Zincal®.

Colour coated Zincal® is sold under the brand names Colorplus® and Optima®, in an array of colours that are beautiful, durable and distinctive.

Recognised for their consistent quality, the Safal Group’s metal and colour coated coils are used for wide range of applications from roof sheeting and roof system accessories to gutters, insulated panels, ducting, lightweight trusses, pre-engineered building sections and more.

  • The Safal Group’s 3 coating plants are strategically situated in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa to service East African and Southern markets.

Colorplus is available in various unique finishes such as Matt, Textured and Metallic, which offer unequalled creative versatility for diverse architectural styles.