Flavio Maluf: Leading Eucatex By Using Eco-friendly Manufacturing Processes
Eucatex S.A. was established in 1951. The company manufactures and sells ceiling lining and building materials from eucalyptus. The products are low-density. They also have insulation properties that were vastly used in the civil construction of Brazil. The company manufactures paint, toys, and furniture. It is also one of Brazil’s best employers because it has more than 1,000 workers. The annual revenues of the company reflect its development in the sector. In 2017, the company made R$ 18.6 million. In 1980, Eucatex invested its financial resources in the implementation of manufacturing lines for wood fiber panels and hardboards.
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Currently, the company is the second largest manufacturer of wood fiber panels. It has a foreign market share of 40%. Over the years, Eucatex delved into the manufacture of MDP panels. It gained 16% of the total market share in Brazil. Besides, the company has integrated the manufacturing vermiculite-based products. The evolution of this leading manufacturer of building materials has been associated with the development of planted forests. This ensures that there’s a continuous supply of raw materials for the firm. Eucatex mainly operates in civil construction industries. Every segment of the company represents approximately 48%.
Environmental sustainability is at the core of Eucatex’s operations. Flavio Maluf took over the leadership realms in 1997. He is devoted to protecting the environment in various aspects of the company. In 2000, Mr. Maluf incorporated reforestation in the business. The company has since met its needs for raw materials and contributed to the fight against climate change such as global warming. Maluf is not only supporting his business but assisting others in developing their careers through the company. Eucatex has adopted the utilization of energy harnessed from waste products in the production plant. The firm is cutting down its operating costs. Maluf promotes the application of environment-friendly standards in production.