• Draghi, Algeria and the Great Mosque also built by Italian companies

    Published on: April 11, 2022

    From Corriere della Sera of April 9, 2022
    by Valentina Santarpia

    Prime Minister Mario Draghi will be in Algiers on Monday to meet with the President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and also to discuss gas supplies. Relations with Algeria are close and consolidated, so much so that many Italian companies participated in the construction of the Great Mosque, a grandiose work that began in 2012 and ended in 2019. Djamaâ El-Djazaïr, this is the name in Arabic, received the prize of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and of the European Center for Architecture Art Design which qualifies it as the best international architectural project for the year 2021. Located on the axis of the bay of Algiers, near the sea, the Great Mosque has a built area of ​​450,000 square meters, and is composed of 12 buildings, which include the Minaret, the Prayer Room, Dar El Coran, the library, the cultural center. The Minaret, which develops a height of 265 meters, is the tallest minaret in the world. The complex as a whole is the tallest and largest building in all of Africa, as well as the third largest mosque in the world and can accommodate up to 36,000 people.

    The international protagonists

    The project is by the German grouping KSP-Jürgen Engel Architekten / Krebs und Kiefer, winner of the international competition announced by the Algerian government. "But the direction of the works was then done by the French - explains Fabrizio Mariotti, head of one of the Italian companies that took part in the work - The entire procedure was slowed down and complicated by the various players in the field: the Algerian government, client, the German studio that designed, the French construction management, the company that won the contract, the General Construction Company of the Chinese State (CSCEC), and finally the various Italian companies that actually carried out the works". Works in great style: "We have created all the works in travertine, 150 thousand square meters, of which 8 thousand with bas-reliefs, something never done before: given the urgency of the construction site we worked with 100 employees instead of 30, seven days a week , with three shifts a day and with the collaboration of 16 external laboratories". In addition to Mariotti, a company from Tivoli, Safet from Turin, which supplied the supporting structure of the ventilated facade in travertine in stainless steel, Maeg from Vazzola (Tv) and Edil Steel Srl from Chieti, took part, instead of the supplies of metal carpentry, La Maggiò Costruzioni, which created the facades in aluminum and glass. "An important operation from an economic point of view - admits Mariotti - but above all an unforgettable experience”.

  • Updates on novel coronavirus

    Published on: March 19, 2020


    Gentili clienti/fornitori,
    nonostante la grave situazione emergenziale COVID-2019, desideriamo informarvi che la Safet resta attiva.
    Nel rispetto e nella comprensione delle possibili difficoltà operative dei nostri partner, Safet rimane a vostra completa disposizione in tutti i servizi, garantendovi la regolare attività lavorativa.
    Contattateci, potete affidarvi a noi anche in queste circostanze eccezionali.


    Dear customers / suppliers,
    despite the serious emergency situation COVID-2019, we wish to inform you that Safet stays active.
    In respect and understanding of the possible operational difficulties of our partners, Safet remains fully available in all its services, offering you a regular working schedule.
    Contact us, you can rely on us also in these exceptional events.


    Chers clients / fournisseurs,
    malgré la grave situation d'urgence du COVID-2019, nous souhaitons vous informer que la Safet reste opérative.
    Dans le respect et la compréhension des éventuelles difficultés opérationnelles de nos partenaires, Safet reste pleinement disponible dans tous ses services, vous offrant un horaire de travail régulier.
    Contactez-nous, vous pouvez également compter sur nous dans ces événements exceptionnels.

  • Our new website is online

    Published on: February 14, 2020

    It is exciting for us to see our new website online. It isn't just about appreciating what the webmasters have created with the images, texts and "company-spirit" we supplied. It is especially about seeing the outcome of a challenging conceptual work on what Safet is and wants to be.

    Many things have changed in the world since Safet started trading in construction components in 1970, and many things changed in Safet itself. We brainstormed together, we analyzed our position in our industry and with competitors, we consolidated individual aims into an overall approach, we gathered feedback. It has been months of interesting work and dedication.

    That's why we are so proud to officially announce the launch of our new website:
    Here we are, we look forward to seeing you at www.safet.it!