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seating made better


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.  


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


Our Mission

exceed customer expectations

live by design

inspire a happy team


to be the world's preferred seating company

Quality and Safety

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.

Ferco seating has earned a reputation as a global market leader of public seating; providing the best quality customised seating solutions for any venue. We recognise that Product Safety is a very important issue for our clients and view it as an integral part of our business.

We employ a dedicated staff to champion all aspects of our product safety and to implement all Quality Assurance and Safety Systems applied to all of our product categories.

Our products, processes and systems have been developed in line with safety legislation and guidance. We also seek specialist advice as required and keep updated on changes to the ever evolving demands of safety legislation.

To reflect the growth in our global market, we use accredited testing houses to undertake product testing to ensure that our products are safe for sale, not only in Europe, but also to comply with safety legislation within the Far East, Middle East, United States and Australia.

Product safety in the UK is governed by a wide regulatory framework consisting of both national and European-derived legislation. The laws apply to any business involved in the import, manufacture and supply of goods to consumers.

We conduct rigorous tests throughout our research and product development process to ensure the safety and quality of our seating. Key areas Ferco assess each product in their seating ranges:

  • Safety - areas such as sharp edges and entrapment points in folding mechanisms
  • Stability – making sure a seat won’t topple if you lean back or sideways in it
  • Strength – ability to withstand normal use loads, as well as foreseeable misuse, such as standing on a seat
  • Durability – assessing the performance of the seat over its lifetime
  • Flammability – assessing the ability to withstand or extinguish various ignition sources 

ISO certification

We have ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 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.


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


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.



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 the Malaysian HR Team on +603 5191 3233 or email your CV to recruitment@fercoseating.com

Or contact the UK Head Office +44 (0) 1743 761244 or email your CV to info@fercoseating.co.uk

No agencies, please.

Current Vacancies in Malaysia Office

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The Kotobuki Corporation Group of Companies

Creation of Comfortable Spaces That Everyone Can Enjoy

Since its founding in 1914, KOTOBUKI SEATING has been manufacturing and installing furniture all over the world, mainly in public spaces. It is now the largest public facility furniture manufacturer in the world, with offices not only in Japan but also the United States, United Kingdom, France, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia, employing over 700 experienced professionals. We will continue to support clients around the world and expand globally together with our solid network of business partners, dealers and agents. 

Visit the Kotobuki Group website, to view the full range of companies, products and services.

The following companies make up the Kotobuki Group of seating companies:









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