Who we are and what we do
Barker Street is a superior quality, high volume, contract furniture manufacturer, based in Johannesburg South Africa. We manufacture corporate office furniture, hospitality furniture, as well as specialised furniture and bullet proof teller counters for the banking industry.
Barker Street’s origins began in 1986, with the establishment of a sheet metal engineering factory, then known as KMC Engineering. This factory, with its own automated powder coating plant, produces steel components for the office furniture industry. A decade later, Barker Street Office Furniture was formed when the company expanded its capability and product offering by building a sophisticated and well-equipped woodworking factory manufacturing contract furniture. Soon thereafter, established an upholstery factory producing couches as well as partitions and screening systems.
Today Barker Street Office Furniture forms part of the BFS-Barker Group. A group of furniture manufacturing and retail businesses and currently operates out of 11000 square meters of commercial/industrial space. Barker Street is 60% black owned (53.3% black female owned) through the shareholding by the wholly black owned Brighton Capital investment company. Since this 2017 investment in the company, Barker Street is also now under new management.