Internationally known as the “Furniture Capital”, Paços de Ferreira has a dynamic industrial activity that has made a significant contribuition to increase the local demographics.
With a wide range of products and companies (of different sizes), local industries have been positioning themselves through their quality, ability to fulfil orders and aggressive marketing strategies: examples of this are the large furniture show-rooms and two big annual furniture fairs.
Nevertheless, Paços de Ferreira has also an interesting industrial diversity, having, besides furniture industries, prestigious textile and metal companies.
With this important business environment, naturally there is also a strong and dynamic local Business Association.
This industrial profile of Paços de Ferreira’s economy is well shown in the municipality’s figures: the weight of industrial companies within the overall companies of the municipality is twice the average of the northern region and three times bigger that the national average.