About Us

Camatic Story

For over fifty years Camatic Seating has delivered professional customer support, best quality products and innovative solutions. We are known the world over as the first choice in design, comfort and technology.

Camatic is the first company in Australia to manufacture commercial and venues seating from design concept right through to finished product in a single location. We've developed a national reputation for innovative design and manufacturing excellence.

Throughout the 1980's and 1990's new designs and seating concepts were successfully introduced into the office, theatre and stadium markets, resulting in the company becoming the largest manufacturer of theatre and stadium seats in Australia.

Major international success arrived during the mid 1990's with the company winning world-wide projects such as the refurbishment of the Pasadena Rose Bowl and the contract to supply stadium seating for the Atlanta Olympic Games.
Further major successes ensued both domestically and around the globe.

To facilitate the increasing amount of overseas interest in the theatre, stadium and performing arts seating products, international offices have been established in the United States and Europe. A network of Sales Agents in various strategic parts of the world completes the Camatic team and ensures that Camatic products are presented daily to potential users.

"Our role is not just providing seating, but the development of the most innovative seating options that provide alternatives in style, functionality and vision."
David Fisher | Camatic CEO

Historical Timeline

1950's

Pre-Camatic Era

During the mid-50s, Brian Fysh (pictured above second from the right) and his four brothers were all young men progressing well in their nominated engineering disciplines.

All five showed an aptitude and passion for engineering and innovation from a young age. This enabled them to build their careers independent of each other, though they collaborated on projects when needed.

1960's

Founding of Camatic

Brian Fysh elected to leave BFP Engineering to start his own business in manufacturing with what was known at the time as a “jobbing shop”.

He started out as a repetition engineering business including products such as brass ferrules for Paton’s Brakes in a small white building in Graham Place Camberwell. Brian shifted to what would become Camatic Engineering to Box Hill in the mid 1960’s.

1969

Sydney Opera House Contract

In the early 1970s, the most important and high-profile build of its time was under construction. At the same time in Melbourne, Camatic was a small engineering firm building a solid reputation for quality and reliability.

1970's

A significant turning point came for Camatic when it won the contract to supply die-cast seating components for the new Sydney Opera House in the late 1960s. It was the most high-profile project in Australia at the time, and Camatic’s reputation was starting to grow.

About this time, Camatic started to design and supply seating to the cinema industry. As a new player in the market, Camatic was warmly received for offering fresh ideas and a modern approach to comfort.

Major Projects
- Sydney Opera House
- Village Roadshow

1975

Village Roadshow

Village Roadshow’s longstanding relationship with Camatic Seating is based on a dual commitment to research and development and an ongoing improvement in cinema seating design.

1980's

The deep recession of the 1980s made life tough for all Australian businesses. Camatic persevered and continued to expand into new markets.

With the drive and passion that still existed from the 1960s, Camatic was prepared to give anything ago. As such, they successfully tendered to supply stadium seating for Melbourne’s Olympic Park.

Major Projects
- Melbourne Olympic Park
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1990's

Taking on the world

With a growing reputation for quality, Camatic not only continued to secure large local projects, but was now winning projects overseas.

Having secured two of its largest projects with the Sydney Opera House refurbishment and Melbourne Cricket Ground, Camatic also supplied all the seats to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Stadium.

Major Projects
- 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Stadium
- Hoyts Cinemas
- Event Cinemas
- Melbourne Cricket Ground

1999

The Quantum Series

The worlds best performing stadium and arena seat is born. The Quantum Series is first installed at Sydney Multi Purpose Arena (Qudos Bank Arena) for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

2000's

The new millennium solidified Camatic as the pre-eminent supplier of seating to the global stadium and cinema markets.

With some of the most iconic venues around the world boasting Camatic seats, its reputation continued to provide opportunities in the education, transport and public spacing areas.

Major Projects
- Seattle Seahawks Stadium
- Dallas Cowboys Stadium
- Rave Cinemas
- Estadio Da Luz Benfica
- Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

2010's

Major Projects
- Hoyts Cinemas
- San Francisco 49ers Stadium
- VOX Cinemas
- Event Cinemas
- Vue

2015

The Valencia Series

The Valencia Series is introduced to the market, with the first MRK I seats installed at Hoyts Cinemas in Victoria

2016

Atlanta Falcons

Camatic seating successfully awarded contract, manufactured and installed product for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Home of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team. The stadium will later host Super Bowl LIII (53) in February 2019

Our Capabilities

Design

Camatic Seating works hand in hand with facility managers, operations personnel and ergonomists to design comfortable products that can withstand rigorous treatment and require minimal maintenance.

Our appealing and flexible designs feature a range of materials from metals and sturdy plastic to plush fabrics and the warmth of natural timber. A broad range of seating accessory options for armrests, drink holders.

Innovation

Camatic Seating is committed to developing quality seating solutions for all environments.

Our success is based on an innovative approach to style, features and functionality.

Performance

Comfort is a crucial part of patron's overall experience at any venue. Camatic Seating's intelligent and ergonomic designs provide hours of comfort, and an incentive to return time after time.

Our technically superior components are tested under the most extreme conditions. Camatic Seating offers a technically superior product that will meet the most stringent flame retardant and UV degradation standards.

Manufacture

Camatic Seating has one of the most modern manufacturing facilities in the world and is arguably the only facility to maintain all phases of the seating design and manufacturing process in-house.

We are therefore able to provide a fully controlled standard across our entire range.

Global Experience

Our team has worked on high profile public projects as well as exclusive private sites the world over. Our global experience equips us to provide seamless service – from initial consultation to design, site delivery and final installation.

Our clients have consistently experienced a superior level of engineering expertise that has lead to breakthrough solutions in challenging environments