This year, Eucatex celebrates its 62nd anniversary as the market leader in the manufacture and distribution of laminate floors, hardboards, paints and varnishes, doors and hardboards. The company was established in 1951 but started operating in 1954. It took three years of thorough research of the industry for Eucatex to start manufacturing and selling insulating materials and ceiling lining. These products are made from eucalyptus fiber and are low-density products that have acoustic and thermal properties.
After three decades of production, Eucatex generated significant revenue that enabled the company to implement a production facility for the manufacture of hardboard. Hardboard is high-density wood fiber panels and is currently one of the company’s flagship products. The 21st century has seen Eucatex establish several production lines that have allowed it to produce a variety of materials used in the construction and furniture industry. Eucatex currently produces a collection of materials that are locally sold and also exported to other countries around the world.
Flavio Maluf has been an integral part of the company’s success. Eucatex has experienced substantial growth during the 22 years Flavio has been in power. For starters, he has established several production facilities across Brazil that produces an assortment of high-quality products. Mr. Maluf has also expanded the company’s forestry unit that was established back in the 60s. Today, Eucatex is guaranteed the supply of eucalyptus – its raw material thanks to the 44,000 hectares of forest the company owns. Eucatex manages its forests as per the strict environmental, economic and social standards. As a result, the Group holds the ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 international certifications which acknowledge companies that comply with the best practices of sustainable development.
The Group’s president, Mr. Maluf is a leader who is very conscious about the environment. Besides the forests, he invested in a recycling plant that recycles materials such as pallets, pieces of wood and building rubble to generate energy. This huge step has made Eucatex a pioneer in the implementation of the first recycling plant on an industrial scale in South America. The recycling line has a processing capacity of 20 tons/quarter, making the company reach a volume of approximately 109,000 tons a year.