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.

The Barker Street advantage

Barker Street’s inhouse diversified manufacture and specialisation has been the secret to its success. Being self-sufficient gives the company total control of all processes. In turn, this speeds up production immensely, allows us to be incredibly cost effective, and enables us to obtain the highest quality standards making Barker Street a highly competitive manufacturer.

In addition, Barkers Street’s infrastructure is designed never to let you down. We have back-up generators to power up our entire 11000 square meter plant and have duplicated machinery in all essential areas of the factory so that we always have our production lines operational even if a critical machine is temporarily out of order.

For decades, Barker Street have supplied the top echelon of corporates and major banks in the country as well as large scale government contracts nationwide and throughout Southern and Central Africa.

Barker Street works very closely with our clients to design and engineer the best solution for very unique project requirements and also work hand in hand with appointed designers, specifiers and architects. Speak to us about your upcoming project/s.

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The Barker Street group of companies today are 60% black owned (30.7% black female owned) through the shareholding by the wholly black owned Brighton Capital investment company.

As a Level 2 “empowering supplier” we offer you 125% recognition for your business.

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Testimonials

“Barker Street Office Furniture (PTY) Ltd. has been a longstanding supplier to ABSA Bank. Projects and ongoing work over the years have amounted to the manufacture of thousands of workstations and teller counters with a value in excess of millions of Rands. They have performed consistently regardless of the extreme pressure this work demands. I have no hesitation in recommending Barker Street as a service oriented, credible and reliable supplier.”
ABSA
“BMW (SA) Pty Ltd. has worked with Barker Street on numerous Projects. They have always acted in a professional manner and the outcomes and advice is dependable and accurate. BMW (SA) confirms Barker Street as a leading company in their field of expertise and we have no hesitation in recommending their services to potential clients.” BMW
BMW
“Thank you and your whole team for the attractive and high quality furniture in our offices……Your level of service and attention to the detail of my every whim placed you unquestionably as my best supplier”
First National Bank
“On behalf of Multichoice, I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Barker Street for their prompt, reliable service. The manner in which Barker Street conduct business is one of a professional nature and would like to wish them every success in their future business ventures.”
Multichoice Africa
“Barker Street has since their appointment delivered and installed approximately 1700 workstations across South Africa. Despite the short lead times, Barker Streets performance has been exemplary. Barker Street has met all our expectations and we recommend them as a reliable office furniture manufacturer…”
Prasa
“Barker Street delivered and installed the furniture timeously. During the installation a large amount of new furniture items (2300 workstations) were required and these Barker Street manufactured quickly and efficiently for the project… I would have no hesitation in recommending them for a similar project.”
Department of Statistics SA
“The direct contract with a value of approximately 5 million rand (excluding Vat) was delivered within the prescribed project specifications, meeting all quality, timing, installation, management and supervisory requirements and expectations.”
Servest