Pencil manufacturing in Iran goes back to 1966, in which Medad Iran Co.(MIC) was established. The factory became operative in 1972, and had max. up to 50% of its capacity in those years.
In 1980, the Assim group bought the company, and the production reached to its highest level of 650,000 gross in 1985.
In 1991, MIC made a license agreement with Staedtler Germany for making graphite and colored pencils, which is still going on.
The total consumption of pencils in Iran is about 1.8 million gross per year, a third being manufactured by MIC, and the remaining by four other companies, and also imports.
The most famous graphite pencil now being used is "CAMEL", a brand of Staedtler manufactured by MIC.
MEDAD IRAN Co.