About Us

Insteel Limited was incorporated in 1974 as part of the Safal Group subsidiaries. It is one of the leading manufacturers of steel pipes and sections in East Africa. It is the only Steel manufacturer in East Africa with a 10” tube mill machine hence able to produce large diameter pipes and sections used in various applications in both steel construction, plumbing and fabrication.

The steel products produced are used in various applications including building and construction, motor vehicle fabrications, plumbing, borehole drilling etc.

Safal Group, its holding company, is Africa’s largest producer of steel building solutions and was the first producer of Aluminium Zinc coated steel on the continent. With over 36 operations, and insights gathered over 60 years, it has remained at the forefront in developing and providing products that lead the industry.

Our History

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2018

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1978

Commissioning of a slitting line complete with Hydro tester, End face & Tube Mill machines

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1982

Automatic shearing line was commissioned to trim and reshape steel

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1990

The upgrade of the slitting line to match world standards.

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1996

A 10” Tube mill was commissioned to replace the old 8” mill, the only one in East Africa.

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1997

Expanded metal machine complete with a 3” mill was installed and commissioned.

Dorco

2011

A new GI plant was commissioned together with profilers for HS open sections & Zed Purlin.

Dorco

2018

Upgrade of the 3’ tube mill to match new industry standards.

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Mission

To deliver trusted steel products and solutions that are made with pride & care to provide superior customer value.

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Vision

An Africa built with pride.

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Our Values

A strong customer focus, Excellence in all we do, Partnerships for shared success, A commitment to Ethics and Compliance, To care for our Employees, our Communities and the Environment.

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

10 Countries, 36 Operations, 58years experience

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    Gainvest SARL, Angola

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    Safintra Burundi Ltd

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    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 Mozambique LDA

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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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    Safintra Zambia Ltd