About ALAF Limited

About Alaf Limited


The company was established in October 1960 with an initial objective of developing the ‘Aluminium and Steel Industrial Complex’ in Tanzania. Since then, ALAF (formerly called Aluminium Africa Limited) has established itself as a leading producer of steel roofing and related products in the country.

In its endeavor to provide world class roofing products, ALAF Limited graduated to using Aluminium-Zinc steel coating technology in 2010, thus manufacturing roof sheeting that offers a much longer service life than traditional zinc coated (so called “galvanized”) steel.

ALAF was also the first company to start a steel tube mill In Tanzania (in 1971), the first company to introduce customized Z-Purlins (in 2013) and the first company to introduce deformed bars in customized sizes (in 2012).

Today ALAF offers a wide range of Roofing products, Pipes & Hollow sections, Aluminium-Zinc coated steel coil, Cold-rolled products, Structural Steel and Engineering products.

ALAF Limited also offers pre-painted roofing sheets made from coils sourced from our sister company Safal Steel in South Africa. These coils are produced in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and are one of the finest available anywhere in the world.

ALAF is committed to delivering value for money to its customers, by offering not just products, but roofing and building solutions that carry a quality assurance from ALAF for complete peace of mind.

ALAF Limited is the first and the only company in its category in Tanzania to be accredited with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2005 based on its quality standards and commitment towards the environment. Its products also conform to the Tanzania Bureau of Standards.

ALAF Limited has been winning the President’s best Manufacturer of the Year Award (in the Large Industries Category) instituted by the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI), for the last ten years in succession.

ALAF Limited through its parent Safal Group has partnered with Cornell University to launch Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize to recognize the African Literature. More than 50 writers participated in the contest in 4 different categories from Tanzania and Kenya. All the 4 winner in their categories were from Tanzania.

Best OSHA practices in the Manufacturing Sector – 2016

Award from TCCIA- Exporter of the year award 2017/2018 on Building materials

Recognition from TUICO Temeke Region as the Best Employer 2015/2016

ALAF's Limited Business Objectives

Mission: To provide Quality Roofing Solutions through Innovation and Best practices, thereby maximizing Value for all Stakeholders. 

Vision: To be Tanzania’s premier provider of roofing and building solutions

ALAF will strive for highest standards of:
1. Ethics 
2. Safety
3. Compliance 
4. Quality 

And will be fare and caring towards:
1. Employees
2. Customers
3. Shareholder
4. Environment

1. Doing the job right the first time
2. Exceeding the customer’s expectations
3. Cleanliness at work and neighboring environment
4. Utilization of latest production and safety techniques
5. Prevention of pollution, minimizing impact and compliance with local and international requirements
6. Meeting Environment and Quality management objectives