About Us

We have been manufacturing office chairs and high quality gaming stools since 1986, and we have always insisted that our customers receive:

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  • Value for Money
  • Superior Quality Products
  • Exceptional Customer Service.

These three ideals are at the heart of everything we do.

Our objective is to help you furnish your gaming area with seating that:

  • Offers superior comfort to your patrons and enhances their gaming experience
  • Enriches your corporate image
  • Is durable and reduces your operational costs
  • Provides you with the best possible return on your investment.

We are totally committed to delivering above and beyond our customers’ expectations. We are determined to continually improve our quality management systems and environmental credentials, and are a proudly ISO 9001:2015 certified company.

Why choose Karo Gaming Stools?

Karo was established in 1986 as a manufacturer of specialist ergonomic seating. Over the years we have developed a broad range of casino chairs and our products can now be found in gaming venues around the world.

We are a manufacturer and not a wholesaler of imported products. We manufacture all our casino seating in South Africa and sell our products directly to our customers. By eliminating the middle-man, we ensure that you receive the most competitive prices. Furthermore, should you have any product or service related questions regarding our products, you can contact us directly.

Karo has become a well-respected name in casino seating. We are proudly associated with some of the biggest clubs and casinos around the world. Our gaming stools can be found in venues located in Europe, Asia, Russia, Africa, South America, New Zealand and Australia. 

Our global customer base has a huge impact on our product development as we are able to gather feedback from clients in different markets. To increase our global sales and distribution of gaming stools, in 2004 we established a permanent office and distribution center in Sydney, Australia.

Our unique weld-free design for pedestal gaming stools eliminates the potentially disastrous failures commonly associated with chairs that have welded joints. Our pedestal base stools are assembled using a ‘taper-lock’ system that eliminates welding and ensures that the stools will never wobble or accidentally separate.

When the upholstery material is glued to the underlying foam and you need to re-upholster the stools, the foam is usually destroyed while removing the old upholstery covering. Not only does this add to the cost of re-upholstery, but it may also compromise the comfort of the chair if the stool was manufactured overseas and replacement moulded foam is not readily available.
All Karo casino seating is manufactured using ‘glue-free upholstery’. This eliminates the above problem and allows for cost-effective re-upholstery to prolong the life of your investment.

When venues change the heights of their machine bases, the gaming stools usually end up at the incorrect height. To rectify the situation, you either have to purchase new stools or undergo a costly conversion process.
Our exclusive taper-lock design for pedestal stools allows our chairs to be easily converted from one height to another, even after years of use. Because our design only requires the replacement of a few components, this translates into huge time and cost savings.

At Karo, all our products are designed and manufactured through a joint approach between our design engineers, suppliers and, most importantly, our customers. We combine this data with current research in ergonomics, industrial physiology and market trends. Once we have gathered all this information, we refine our designs and build prototypes.
To ensure that we maintain our quality standards, all processes are completed in accordance with our internationally certified ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.
Our extended 7-year warranty and integrated approach towards manufacturing high quality products, gives you total peace of mind.

Karo was founded by two engineers, and to this day we retain our emphasis on product design and innovation. Our engineering focus helps us to constantly develop new products and components for an ever-changing market. We regularly liaise and visit our local and international partners to ensure that we include their latest components and trends in our designs. We keep abreast of new research and advances in ergonomics, and include these concepts in our product designs.

To keep us at the forefront of the market, we use cutting-edge CAD design software. With modern developments in moulded foamfabric cutting and ergonomics, we constantly design new products and components that benefit our customers. Over the years we have created many innovative products and components that have set new benchmarks in our market.

“We believe that everyone has the right to sit on a comfortable chair. A comfortable seat allows the players to immerse themselves in the game and stay engaged for longer.”

We design our gaming stools with ergonomics in mind to ensure that they are comfortable, durable and stylish. By including market trends and customer feedback in our designs, we create products that meets the demands of all parties.

We offer many options and finishes thereby allowing our customers to customise our products to suit their specific gaming environment.

Sustainability is important to us and we include it in our Strategic Planning. At Karo, we take our social responsibility seriously and strive to reduce our impact on the environment. We actively develop processes and systems to reduce, recycle and reuse packaging, components and products.


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