Why Eucatex Group is undeniably the Leader in the Supply of Wood-Related Products in Brazil
Flavio Maluf is a Brazilian mechanical engineer and businessman. He holds the President position for GrandFood Group and Eucatex. Flavio is an alumnus of the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP) where he acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and the New York University (NYU) where he studied Business Administration. According to Facebook, Flavio is married and has three children. He began working at Eucatex Group the same year when his uncle held the President position of the company. After mastering what it takes to run a multinational company, Flavio was appointed as Eucatex’s President back in 1997.
The diverse portfolio of Eucatex
Eucatex Group mainly produces and markets insulation and liners that are extracted from eucalyptus trees. The company has grown rapidly since it was founded back in 1951. To be precise, it majorly serves construction companies and furniture manufacturers. Eucatex usually sells floor laminating materials, paints, modular partitions, and doors to its construction clients. The company has three factories based in Salto that produce varnishes, plates, and paints respectively. Eucatex officially opened a new processing plant within Salto with the primary goal of producing medium density fiberboards (MDF) and thin high-density fireboards (THDF).
Concerning sustainability, Eucatex is one of the pioneers of environmental conservation in Brazil. The company has 44,000 hectares of land with planted trees in São Paulo. Eucatex Group was awarded the ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certifications for its sustainable operations. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) also acknowledged the company’s work by awarding them a Green Seal. Under the leadership of Flavio Maluf, Eucatex amassed $ 215.8 million in net income for the year 2009. After being appointed as President, he adopted a new management model. According to Flavio, this model enables him to strive for perfection and success when it comes to overseeing Eucatex’s administrative matters.
Flavio’s charity work
Besides holding a senior executive position at Eucatex, Flavio enjoys participating in charity work. When donating to the local community, his primary objective is to empower other people financially for them to afford basic utilities. He recently collaborated with the LANG Carli Hospital and Maternity in a move to improve the health services in the facility as well as enabling patients from the local community to get quality healthcare services.