We are a safe manufacturing and distribution company that has a footprint nationwide. We have a wide variety of products that are being used by all major companies across Africa. With our quality products and durable capabilities, we are trusted by the biggest companies in South Africa. We offer superb products with exceptional service that won't be found anywhere else.


We take pleasure in introducing our Company to you and trust that this information will give you a better understanding of our Company and the products and services that we offer. We are proud of our reputation of putting the customer first in every area of our operations. We feel that this attitude is one of the most important contributions to our success and the success of the customers we serve.

Manufacturing & Engineering

The factory currently maintains a QMS certificate to ISO9001. The existing contract review and process control systems cater for minor changes to proven designs. Modern production techniques are utilized and the first CNC machine was brought into operation in 1994, The Management team together have more than 120 years Of “hands on“ experience in the South African security Industry.

We Guarantee

At National Safe we strive to be the best and offer the best. We Guaranty a robust product with perfect design that will make anything as safe as it will ever be.

We Provide

We provide quality and assurance on all our products with the 100% Guarantee that you wont need anything else.


The Company traces its History back to 1875 when S.G Austen opened a key cutting operation in Beacons field Kimberley. This was followed by the opening in 1910 of a key cutting operation in Germiston, Johannesburg by his son W.J Austen as well as numerous key cutting operations in the subsequent years, namely the Yale Cabin and the Lock Cabin.

In 1945, Austen Built Safes was incorporated and in the same year the company changed its name to Austen Peterson Safe Co. From 1945- 1951 the Austen's opened under the name of Chubb Safes, which was then sold to Chubb as Chubb Safes.

From 1951 the Austen's operated under various names including Milners Safe, Chatsworth Milners and Viro Locks. From 1992 onward the Austen's assisted in building Biltmore Safe Co into the largest services and refurbishment company in South Africa.

In 1995 Biltmore Safes was acquired and in 1997 Biltmore Safe had its name changed to National Safe Co Gauteng (PTY) LTD