Eucatex was created in 1951 and commenced operations in 1954 in Salto, being the first Brazilian company to use raw materials from eucalyptus trees to manufacture ceiling panels and tiles. The business has evolved and expanded over the years, and today, the company is able to meet the demands of manufacturers of furniture, cars and toys, doors and plates as well as industrial and construction materials. Eucatex group focuses its operations in the furniture and construction industries. Eucatex operates under a complex of three factories: The first one deals in production of paints, plates and varnishes which is based in Salto, flooring works and panels production located in Botucatu, and also the forestry unit.
In 2010, Eucatex established an industrial unit in Salto, Sao Paulo that deals in the production of T-HDF/MDF. In the same year, Eucatex ventured into the waterproofing segment where it launched an exclusive line of operation to prevent and fight against infiltration and moisture. The company has manufactured two products that would cater for this need. In the furniture industry, Eucatex is among the largest suppliers of MDP, wood fiber plates and Tamburato in the market. These products are manufactured using the latest technology and pure eucalyptus wood, they are used in the construction of furniture used in residential areas, hotels, offices and shopping facilities.
Eucatex’ sustainability is guaranteed by vast area of forest land in the state of Sao Paulo. It is recognized internationally for its sustainable development practices, making it earn global certification and awards. The mission of Eucatex is to utilize natural resources in a sustainable manner in order to benefit from renewable forests that promote social growth. The vision of the company is to be innovative, respect and conserve environment, provide conducive working environment for its employees and facilitating social integration with neighboring communities. The values of Eucatex include teamwork, commitment, transparency, encouraging entrepreneurship and creativity.
LinkedIn indicates that Flavio Maluf is the president of Eucatex group, the role he assumed in 1997. He began working at the company in 1987 in the trading division. After almost ten years at the trading department, he moved to the industrial section and shortly afterwards joined the team of executives. His hard work, dedication and commitment earned him the opportunity to become the president of the company. Flavio Maluf is developing new strategies that will ensure Eucatex has new invested in products that would attract clients from all parts of the world. That’s part of the strategy Flavio put into tips for entrepreneurs coming up.
Flavio Maluf has given an insight about the expected merger between DuPont and Dow Chemical, which should create three different entities in two years. The companies will focus on agriculture sector, science of materials and special products as Flavio explains. He believes that this merger would not encounter problems, although fierce competition with other giants in the sector cannot be disputed. Flavio has a full bio on Camara Barbacena, about his career.