Malayer, a city of wood works
Craftsmen and artisans from Malayer work in different fields but most of them are engaged in couch making and woodworking. It is mostly the only dominant profession in the region, either in the town or the villages (e.g. Dahan, Avarzman, and Jokar). More than 4,500 small and large workshops are active currently and in these workshops more than 8,200 people directly and about 25,000 people indirectly are employed, of which more than 1,400 People have been insured over the last few years.
Due to that, the registration of Malayer under the name of Iran’s National City in regards to woodworks was started in September 2106 with the efforts of Mr. Soltanifar, the current president of the organization.On 18th of November, based on evaluations made by the Council for Selection of National Cities and Villages, Malayer was registered as Iran’s national city of woodworks.
There is an industrial zone in Malayer called Khoshe, it is the center of couch making and woodworks. A large number of major workshops are operating in this particular industrial zone. (Malayer is the only city that has a specialized zone for couch making and woodworks). Every year, about 60 to 70 thousand works are created, accounting for more than 80 percent of the country’s production line. Most of them exported to countries in Central Asia, The Persian Gulf, and also to Turkey, and Iraq.
Malayer has been registered officially due to the large amount of investment, shopping, and sales in the city. The number of workshops, hand-crafted works without machines and the presence of the couch market is only the tip of the iceberg in regards to the city’s potential.