IN 1944, Korsy Helal El Chark was founded by the brothers, Zaki and Helmy Abdel Hady, starting up as a small enterprise that manufactures various wooden products with only 3 different chairs designs in Geziret Badran Shoubra, Cairo, during this time our start up production was one chair per day with the capacity of 6 workers .
IN 1954, a new factory was built on approx. 4000 sq m. in Embaba Giza to accommodate larger number of workers and increase production with limited designs and variety.
IN 1958, a larger expansion was made to a new factory on an approx. area of 22,000 sq. named, KORSY HELAL EL CHARK & ABLAKAG EMBABA, to produce bent wooden chairs and plywood.
IN 1964, Korsy Helal El Chark was nationalized, taken over by the government authorities.
IN 1965, Mr. Helmy and his brother started all over again in a small workshop of 2000 sq. producing wooden chairs with higher technologies, named MEUBLE EL CHARK in Amereya, Cairo, granted the Industrial registration number 7 in Egypt, as a turning point of the professional life of the company, the factory has pursue a new diversified approach to its production philosophy involving high technology in production and designs.
IN 1984, Mr. Helmy & his son Mr. Aly founded the new factory in Nasr city which was the fifth factory in the history of our company to be built (10,000 sqm production area) . This new factory was able to produce more than 400 different models of chairs, tables, sofas, to add to the company’s portfolio.
IN 1990, MEUBLE EL CHARK created the brand CINEC, to fulfill the continuous demands of public seating requirements from cinemas, theaters, schools, universities and conference halls, offering its clients better service in the field through a wide selection of different models.
IN 2008, MEUBLE EL CHARK launched its new brand Karassi +Karassi, design oriented brand by different international designers, proving that the evolution never stops. Karassi +Karassi seeks to refine the old traditional wooden chairs, and making them smarter, more comfortable and modern. An attempt to symbolize the cohabitation between the authenticity of the past, practicality of the present and the openness of the future.
IN 2010, the company moved to its present day production site, enabling it to reinforce its commercial plans and expand into international markets. The success of MEUBLE EL CHARK and its acclaimed history owe much to its commitment to the growth and continuous development of its strategies in order to accommodate the needs and high standards of all times.
IN 2015, a new factory was built in Badr City, the 6th Factory to be built in the history of our company. The first phase of the factory, around 14,000 sq up to 45,000 sq is now operating along with the existing Factory in Nasr City opening a new gate for industrial modernization and worldwide competition.
The firm which has always been managed by the family, preserves however a great artisan background. This is highlighted by the possibility of resolving the most varied technical problems involved with the details of design and manufacturing, all of which enabled us to enhance the quality of our products and better serve our customers by exceeding all expectations.
If over 70 years of successfully operating and producing chairs is any indication, we at MEUBLE EL CHARK can confidently boast our pursuit of excellence, our ultimately long term vision.
The success of MEUBLE EL CHARK and its acclaimed history of high quality productivity owe much to the commitment of leadership to the growth of and development of its strategies. If that proves anything. It assures our dedication to present the finest high quality product with the best service we can provide.For us, we see that chairing the wood is not just a profession but a family treasure.
There will come a time when there will be a few products left that arise exclusively from a responsible approach in dealing with raw materials, that are extremely durable, and that adapt themselves superbly to the people who use them. That is exactly what puts us in a leading position in chair manufacturing. This was and will always be our philosophy.
Our founders believed in their responsibility to objectively reinvent timely alignments such that we may continue to create an expanded array of exceptional products for our clientele. This mission has prevailed over the years and pushed us towards our aim of continued customer satisfaction. A chair, simply put, is a seat with a back. It is one of the most ancient forms of furniture, dating back to the ancient Egyptians of the third dynasty. For us at MEUBLE EL CHARK, a chair is more than just a seat with a back. Chair making is an intricate branch of wood working, it involves unusual angles, multiple shapes and complex joints. The integrated design of the article is then tested for esthetic qualities, and that it will carry out its function efficiently.
Each of our chairs is built and joined with high technology and refined handcraft, sophistication and knowledge, precision and uniqueness. There is no longer any need for the distinction between the mass produced product and the handcrafted one. Our models are both: all the same in the quality of the structure, unique pieces in their aesthetic quality. When the assembled products have been inspected we move them into the pressurized painting area in the factory where the are handled in numerous ways from the coating to its final look whether lacquered or varnished under sever controls and close inspections. Our team members meticulously work to find the highest quality pieces of wood to ensure the life of your products. From controlling the humidity levels in the wood; through the drying process to the small details in the finishing. It is the main productive area that your chair begin to come to life. Our close-knit crew begins cutting and molding the wood into the chair of your dreams, paying close attention to all of the fine details of the design. Our years of experience have allowed us to grow into a company that has provided quality products to a wide range of companies, restaurants and hotels chains, entertainment spots, cruise liners, schools, theatres, conference centers, resorts and hospitals alike. We have grown from a handful of skilled workers to a family of over 80 members, who take great pride in being capable of producing up to 200 different designs concurrently whilst maintaining an average of 150 chairs per day on a total area of 12000sq.m., truly showing what one big family can do. Design and fashion tends to play a major role in the production and the development of our line of products. For the production process of chairs has never been solely the bending, cutting and shaping of wood. Once we have all the needed parts for your items, we will begin the scrupulous process of perfecting all of the angles, shapes and joints