Eucatex Group began in 1951 in Salto, Brazil. The company’s main focus was making panels that were lined and insulated with eucalyptus wood fibers. The company began by producing softboards then moved onto manufacturing ceiling tiles and panels. The company saw swift success and by 1965 they began exporting tiles and panels to Europe.
The company began the process of growing once they began their exporting business. They created a new board mill and then added a metal industrial unit in Barueri. As business took off, they were able to open satellite offices in Holland, Germany, the UK, the USA, and in Mexico. Expansion continued as they introduced a line of paints that were initially used to coat their acoustic ceiling tiles and panels. Eucatex also began land investment at that point with future plans of reforestation so they could create a completely self sufficient company by creating their own raw materials. By the end of the 1980s the company was exporting to more than 50 countries in four major industries; Forestry, wood, metallic, and minerals.
By the time the 1990s rolled around, Eucatex had grown into an international business that was leading the industry. They were able to open more factories and created their own lines of pain and varnishes. They began manufacturing MDP panels and gained international acknowledgment from FSC and became the first Brazilian company in their sector to receive an ISO 9001 certification.
Currently, Eucatex is run by Flavio Maluf. He has been working for the company for over 30 years. He has a strong work background as a mechanical engineer, lawyer, and as a successful entrepreneur. He is the son of Brazilian politician Paulo Maluf. The Maluf family are the sole owners of Eucatex. You can also follow Flavio on Twitter as well.
Flavio is very well known for his time providing tips, and financial analysis to the media. As one of the most prominent leaders in the nation, he continues to be a name that people trust, regarding all facets of family business, and the running thereof.
Today the company owns factories dealing with paints, varnishes, panels, flooring and plates. They have created their own forestry unit complete with a seedling nursery. In 2010 they opened a new plant in Salto County in the State of Sao Paulo that produces T-HDF/MDF. That same year, Eucatex also began a line of waterproofing products. Their line fights moisture and infiltration in both indoor and outdoor products.
Eucatex has managed to guarantee their supply can easily meet any demand with a 44 hectares forest they use to supply all their wood needs. They have been recognized for their strong business practices of sustainability and now hold international certifications in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 as well as the Green Seal that is awarded by the Forest Stewardship Council.