Eucatex uses eucalyptus as its main raw material to manufacture its products. The firm manufactures paints, floors, doors, panels, ceiling tiles, hard boards, wall partitions, and T-HDF and eucalyptus seedlings. The firm’s history dates back to 1951 when it was officially set up. The entity was formed from Americana Sawmill Americana, which was formed in 1923.The first Eucatex mill was set up in Salto in 1954.The mill started producing soft boards and later went a notch higher to start manufacturing panels and tiles.
Eucatex was able to open up offices in various Brazilian cities and in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 1956 and 1965. During this period, the capacity of production went up to a hundred tons daily. By 1965, the firm had started exporting panel and ceilings tiles to Europe. In the following years, Eucatex set up a metal industrial unit in Barueri and a hard board mill in Salto. In order to match their expansion plans, Eucatex opened branch offices in Germany, USA, Holland, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
The company started producing paints for coating their panels and ceiling tiles. The firm invested in a huge tract of land where they started planting eucalyptus trees to ensure a steady supply of the raw material. By the end of the 1980s, Eucatex had expanded exportation to over 50 countries and had divided their production areas into mineral, wood, metallic and forestry.
In 1994, Eucatex opened an additional factory in Salto and started creating their own brand of varnishes and paint. The firm also started manufacturing MDP panels. The quality of their products saw Eucatex receive an ISO 9001 certification. Later, Eucatex started an industrial facility in Salto that they used to produce superior technology, mechanical resistant panels and a new MDF line.
Flavio Maluf is a successful Brazilian businessman. He was born in December 2nd 1964. Flavio attended Fundacoa Armando Alvares Penteado where he received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering as per his LinkedIn. He pursued other specialization courses in accounting for non-accountants, foreign exchange principles, rural management and foreign trade principles in various learning institutions.
After graduating from FAAP, his website says Flavio’s career started in Sistema S.A Corretora de Titulos e Valores Mobiliarios. He later moved to Citibank in New York where he worked as he pursued some of his specialization courses. Flavio moved back to Brazil where he joined Eucatex, as a part of the family empire. He worked his way up the corporate ladder and in 2005, he was appointed the president and chief executive officer of Eucatex, a position he serves up to date. Right now he’s also involved with producing new videos to help people understand the world of finance.