Eucatex was established as a sheet metal company back in 1951. It was the first company to use eucalyptus fiber to manufacture its products. The company started producing and marketing soft boards, liners, insulation materials, panels and ceiling tiles in 1954. The company has quickly evolved to be one of the leading Brazilian companies that manufacture wood-related products. Eucatex currently operates in the furniture and construction industries.
Furniture Industry – the company, produces products that are used in the manufacture of office and residential materials. These materials include Eucaplac which is a hard sheet used to manufacture drawers and Formidur which is used to produce doors.
Eucatex is one of the biggest suppliers of MDP and wood fiber panels in the furniture industry. All its products are manufactured with 100% eucalyptus and state-of-the-art technology.
Construction Industry – in this segment Eucatex produces divilux partitions, paints and laminate flooring known as Eucafloor. The company produces a collection of paints thanks to the Eucatex Peg &Pinte and Premium lines.
Eucatex is very concerned about the environment, and as a result, it has implemented a recycling program to reuse wood residues. The recycling plant uses pieces of wood, pallets, building rubbles and other residues to produce energy.
Eucatex was the first Brazilian company to use Eucatex as a raw material and continues to use eucalyptus fiber as its raw material in the 21st. For sustainability, the company has 44,000 hectares of eucalyptus plantation in the state of Sao Paulo.
The company is further increasing its Eucatex plantation through the Forestry Leasing and Partnership agreements. The Forestry Leasing is an agreement between the Group and land owners who rent their land for a particular time and in turn receive payment from the lease. The Partnership is an agreement between the company and landowners where owners receive a portion of the production in every cycle for a particular time.
Mr. Maluf is the chief executive officer and president of Eucatex Group. He has implemented policies that have enabled Eucatex to gain a competitive advantage in the industry. During his time as the head of Eucatex, the company has grown to own four modern facilities and export its products to 37 countries around the globe. Flavio has also ensured that Eucatex undertakes activities that do not pose a threat to the environment.