seating made better

Welcome

Set amidst picturesque countryside, our UK Headquarters is based in Shrewsbury, one of the UK's finest medieval market towns. For the last thirty years we have specialised in designing and manufacturing spectator seating for venues across the world.

Our product range is extensive and services the sports/stadium, cinema, education and auditorium sectors.

Naturally we're very proud of the projects we've been involved with and the illustrious venues into which we've installed seating solutions. And we're honoured to have worked with some of the most highly respected architects on ground breaking and prestigious projects in universities, cinemas, stadiums and theatres across the globe.

Venues are powerful spaces. People go to venues to be entertained. To be carried away by stories. They come to learn. To collaborate. The right space can create immersive experiences. It can also generate worldchanging ideas. That's why we're so passionate about designing the seating that fills these spaces.

We want to work with you to create a beautiful space that serves its ultimate purpose. We love to collaborate. We love to talk design.  Aesthetics.  Solutions and functionality.  But our mission doesn't stop with design.

We're most proud of our people. All of them live by the belief that nothing is impossible They're here to inspire you. To help you create a venue that in turn inspires and entertains your audience. 


Take a virtual tour around our Malaysian showroom and cinema room

What we do

Partner of Choice

Our mission is to be our client's partner of choice. From first contact to completion of installation we are committed to understanding your needs and providing a professional and friendly service that exceeds your expectations in every way. Our dedicated regional sales teams understand local customs. They offer guidance and experience, and they're flexible - helping you to achieve your needs.

Attention to detail, work ethic, expertise - you can see it in every one of our chairs. This is what's at the heart of our company.

Design Matters

Our designers are creative problem solvers - they come up with seating solutions that best fit your venue.

Our team has been designing seats for over thirty years - and they do it with European flair. We have an abundance of in-depth product knowledge. And a state of the art manufacturing facility. Everything is in place to provide you with innovative, functional designs that will transform your venue.

We look at the big picture and focus on the details of design. We love aesthetics but we're not just about design that looks great, we're about design with a purpose. Come see us in person. Or take a look at our collections online. We love to talk design. Aesthetics. Solutions and functionality.

Site Surveys and Project Management

An integral part of our service is ensuring smooth running of projects. Your project will be overseen by a dedicated project manager and all of our team are highly skilled with experience in making, installing and servicing our seating.

With you for the lifetime of your seating

We want your seating to last a lifetime.  That's why we rigorously test every chair we manufacture.  Not only do we guarantee our products for five years but we can also maintain and service your seating to ensure that it remains compliant and safe for your patrons.  


History

Ferco Seating Systems was established in 1983 by our CEO, Tim Barr.

From humble beginnings supplying stadium seating we have grown into one of the world's largest manufacturers of auditorium, cinema, education and sports spectator seating.

Today we are an international company headquartered in the UK, with regional operations centres in Singapore, manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, and a network of agents in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Ferco Seating Timeline

1987 First exclusive dealership of international seating company

1992 Opened sales office in Kuala Lumpur

1996 Opened manufacturing facility in Malaysia

1998 Awarded 120,000 stadium seats for 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia

2000 Supplied 28,000 seats for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney

2001 Purchased 90,000 sq ft freehold manufacturing facility in Malaysia

2004 Awarded with ISO 9001

2005 Won the award to manufacture and supply of 3,500 seats to Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and supplied a total of 3,812 seats to AIM Convention Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam

2006 Installation of 60,000 seats at the Emirates Stadium - home of Arsenal FC

2008 Opened Dubai Office

2009 Achieved ISO 14001 Accreditation

2012 Installation of FCB-M seating in the Aquatic Centre at London 2012 Olympics

2013 Celebrated 30 years in business

2014 Installation of 78,000 FCB-M seats at the Maracana Stadium , Rio, Brazil

2016 Merger with Kotobuki Group of Companies

Mission

Our Mission

exceed customer expectations

live by design

inspire a happy team

Vision

to be the world's preferred seating company

Quality

Ferco Quality

Quality of product is paramount to us.  And so is protecting the environment.

All of our seating complies with all applicable legal, statutory, regulatory and occupational health and safety requirements. And they all carry a worldwide five-year manufacturer's warranty.

ISO certification

We have ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certification firmly in place. So our production management processes and environmental management systems incorporate the latest technology in terms of materials and construction methods. And they have been strictly regulated to achieve both maximum efficiency and minimum environmental impact.

We have stringent quality checks in place, from order to shipping out. These have been designed with a full documentation trail, which means our customers can be free of concern from start to finish. It also means we're making sure our carbon footprint is as small as possible.

Environment 

We're passionate about the environment - and about providing world-class workplaces. All of our products are made in safe working environments that are as eco-friendly as possible. And we're constantly looking for new ways to improve our quality, environmental and safety management systems. 

Take a look at our virtual walkthroughs of our Engineering Department and Testing Lab

Locations

We have a network of offices in central locations all over the world. These offices are filled with knowledgeable and friendly people. So we're equipped to handle any seating requirement - regardless of location or size.

And while we like being big, we haven't forgotten our roots. As we've grown we've worked hard to maintain the one-on-one customer focus we started out with. We love to go on a journey with our clients on every project.  And our dedicated regional sales teams work closely with clients on every project.

They understand local customs. They offer professional guidance and wisdom, and they're flexible - helping architects and clients achieve their needs. The members of our sales teams act as single points of contact for all product and technical issues.

They are the hub. And our global support system is the glue - providing the in-depth technical expertise to ensure the seating systems are designed, manufactured and delivered smoothly. At a cost everyone is happy with.

We have clients in over 60 countries worldwide. Global reach. Personal service.

Careers

As an expanding and ambitious company we're always open to enquiries from candidates who share our values of integrity, innovation and teamwork.

Does how we conduct business appeal to you?

Please contact Jane on 01743 761244 or email your CV to jane.shepherd@fercoseating.co.uk

No agencies please.

Current Vacancies:

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Accounts person to join our small, friendly UK team in lovely offices based on Atcham Business Park. 

We are seeking a proactive, personable, professional and reliable candidate as this is a key position in our business and you will assume sole responsibility for the accounts and office manager operation.

The role is varied and will include 

Finance
-Creation and input of sales invoices
-Logging and matching supplier invoices
-Maintenance of FX information
-Credit control
-Supplier payments
-VAT returns
-Management accounts
-Balance sheet reconciliation
-Prepayments, accruals and depreciation
-Credit card expenditure
-Employee expenses
-Year end accounts preparation
-Budgets and forecast preparation 
-Payroll

HR 
-Payroll, holidays, absence, new starters/leavers, remuneration, pension contributions
-Issue Contracts of Employment
-Log Performance Appraisals 
-Private medical scheme
-Keep abreast of Employment Legislation

Office/Business Admin
-Stationary 
-Equipment Lease
-Telephone & Mobile Contracts
-Utilities Contracts
-Insurance
-IT liaison 
-Company Car Leases and issues

Competencies 
-Track record in a similar role - min 5 years
-AAT preferable
-QuickBooks and software proficient

The current holder of this role will complete a full handover and training period.

£30000/annum 28 days holiday, pension, private medical, free parking and refreshments  

Please apply with CV to jane.shepherd@fercoseating.co.uk

The Kotobuki Corporation Group of Companies

A complete range of products and services

Products for lecture theatres and telescopic tribunes available from the Kotobuki group subsidiaries to offer a complete range and a local service to our customers.

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Our Team

Shaun Mathews
projects director
Shaun Mathews
Tord Lissborg

deputy ceo

Tord Lissborg
Tim Barr

CEO

Tim Barr
Vincent Leong

general manager

Vincent Leong
Michael Burnett

managing director

Michael Burnett
Sam Chee
Sales & Marketing Manager
Sam Chee

Get in touch, we're here to help

Ask a member of the team about your project and we will get right back to you  Contact us now