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Karo’s Origins

Karo Manufacturing was established in South Africa in May 1986 when the company began to design and produce office chairs and speciality ergonomic seating. Over the years Karo has developed a myriad of innovative seats, from kneeling chairs, to ergonomic office chairs, to quality gaming stools.

“We believe that everyone has the right to sit on a comfortable chair, and it is our purpose to provide this”. 

Quality gaming stools by Karo

Like many similarly innovative companies, Karo’s rapid growth in the gaming stool industry began when the management team saw an opportunity in this market. In the late 1990’s, the South African law on casinos and gambling changed which allowed for the development of new casinos and a corresponding demand for pokie stools. Shortly thereafter, Karo began designing high quality gaming stools which enabled them to secure the chair order for the first large casino in South Africa.

Our philosophy of continually striving to provide a more comfortable and durable seat, has resulted in Karo becoming a leading manufacturer of casino chairs.

It is this philosophy, together with our experience, our commitment to ISO 9001:2015, and our 7-year warranty, which has resulted in Karo products being sold to clubs, pubs, hotels and casinos around the globe.

With a variety of options and finishes, our broad range of products are easily customised to suit any gaming environment.

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Our Quality

At Karo, all our products are designed and manufactured through a participative approach between our design engineers, our suppliers and – most importantly – our customers. Once all the relevant information has been gathered, design concepts and prototypes are refined in accordance with our ISO 9001 Quality Management System, current research in ergonomics and market trends. This integrated approach allows us to offer a 7-year warranty on all our casino seating (T&C’s apply).

Our Innovation

Karo was founded by two engineers and the management team still retains its focus on designing innovative products, such as our revolutionary EZI-GLIDE Disc Base. At Karo we constantly research market trends and develop new products and components using cutting-edge design software coupled with the latest technology in moulded foam, fabric cutting, ergonomics and more.

Our Global Reputation

Karo has become a well-respected name in casino seating. As a specialist manufacturer of quality gaming stools, we have cultivated a global customer base spread across five continents. We are proudly associated with some of the most esteemed clubs and casinos in the gaming industry.

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Expansion Into Australasia

In a move to capture a greater share of the global casino seating market, in mid-2004 a permanent office was opened in Sydney, Australia. Today, Karo has become a leading supplier of premium gaming stools to clubs, pubs, hotels and casinos in in the Asia-Pacific region. For more insights from Mike Karle, read our entire history here.

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