Operating since 1951, Eucatex is a major manufacturer of laminate floors, wall partitions, doors, MDP and MDF panels, hardboards, paints and varnishes. The company currently employs 2,201 employees, exports to 37 countries and owns four modern manufacturing facilities.
Eucatex has a major presence in the global market; the company is the second largest producer of wood fiber panels in the foreign market, holding a 41% share. In Brazil, Eucatex is the domestic leader in ceiling lining and insulating materials. Eucatex also has some presence in the market with their operations in the wall partition, door, and flooring markets.
Eucatex is focused on sustainability above all else. The company currently has in place a wood recycling program that reuses leftover wood scraps to generate energy. They aim to have less of an impact on the environment through their manufacturing. Furthermore, they wish to partner with other manufacturing companies to help them do the same.
Additionally, Eucatex is the sponsor of a environmental education program called “House of Nature,” which serves communities in the São Paulo area. Part of the program are small hiking trails that allow the community to view native flora and fauna, learn about the local ecosystem, as well as learn about the materials that Eucatex source for their products. This is only one of the numerous community outreach programs that are sponsored by Eucatex and more can be found on the company’s website, www.eucatex.com.br.
The man leading this company so dedicated to environmental causes and community outreach is Flavio Maluf, who has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Eucatex since April 2005. Maluf is an entrepreneur and mechanical engineer who graduated from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP). Alongside being the president of Eucatex, Maluf is also president of the Grandfood group, which owns the feed marks Premier Pet and Golden.