The Eucatex Group: A Successful Family Business

Flavio Maluf is the current executive president of Eucatex Group, a Brazilian company manufacturing construction materials. Flavio Maluf is regarded as one of the most successful businessman in Brazil, and he contributed a lot when it comes to the growth of their family business. He has a degree in mechanical engineering, which he obtained from the Armando AlvaresPenteado Foundation, and he graduated with honors for his excellent academic performance. He decided to look after their family business after he graduated from school, and he learned a lot from observing how their business system works. During his term as the company’s president, the Eucatex Group experienced tremendous growth, and has been recognized as one of Brazil’s key players in the field of manufacturing industry. Read more about Flavio at terra.com

The company was established in 1951 as the first Brazilian manufacturing company that cares about the environment. It was named the Eucatex Group as its original raw material for manufacturing ceiling tiles and panels would be obtained from the eucalyptus tree. Their first factory was built in the city of Salto, and the site initially manufactured soft boards, but soon added ceiling tiles and panels as on their production list. Their production has seen an annual increase, and the company managed to build satellite offices across Brazil and in Buenos Aires, Argentina, more than a decade after their establishment. During the 1960s to the 1980s decade, the Eucatex Group managed to reach far flung markets, including Europe and North America. They ended up delivering products to 50 countries during this decade, and have expanded their production areas into four main categories: forestry, wood, mineral and metallic.

As the company grew, they have ventured out to sell different products, like varnishes, and developed their own laboratory for research. The Eucatex Group is also the first company in its field to receive the ISO 9001 certification, a testament to the quality of its products. Today, Flavio Maluf is continuing the success that the company experienced during its early years. They just celebrated their 60th anniversary last 2011, and the company has become a market leader when it comes to the production of laminated floors, doors, wall partitions, panels, hard boards, paints and varnishes. Read: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl%C3%A1vio_Maluf