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 including Athi River (near Nairobi), Thika, Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa, Kisumu and Kisii. 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 the Dumuzas®, Galsheet 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, and health and the 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.