Eucatex formed in 1951. Its first panels factory began operations in Salto, and focused on producing and marketing linings and insulation from eucalyptus wood fibers. It did not take long for the business to take off. Today, Eucatex meets provides services for furniture manufacturers as well as smaller markets. They supply large industrial construction and packaging, along with cars and toys to large furniture manufactures and doors and plates to smaller businesses.
Eucatex operates in both the construction industry as well as the furniture industry. Its three factories are located in Salto and Botucatu, in addition to a forestry unit. The operations of Plates, Paints and Varnishes are located in in Salto, which opened its new industrial plant in 2010. Botucatu houses the operations of Panels and flooring. The Seedling Nursery is operated in the Forestry Unit.
The Maluf family owns Eucatex, and it is lead by family member, Flavio Maluf. Flavio Maluf has been the CEO of Eucatex for over a decade. Additionally, he is on the Board of Executive Officers at Eucatex, serving as the chairman. His bio page shows Maluf received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at completed his Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado.
Flávio Maluf is clearly entrepreneur in addition to his title as mechanical engineer, and his history as a financial strategist. In addition to being the president of Eucatex, he is also the president of GrandFood, which owns the companies Premier Pet and Golden). Flavio is the eldest son of Paulo Maluf, a successful politician. Flavio also shares his knowledge with the public as well, frequently speaking about what up and coming entrepreneurs can do to improve their successes.
Eucatex is one of the biggest suppliers of MDP in the furniture industry. Two of their main materials are tamburato and wood fiber plates. Eucatex uses an advanced continuous system along with the most innovative technology and pure eucalyptus wood in the production of their products.
The sustainability of Eucatex is widely guaranteed in Sao Paulo. Eucatex holds international certifications, and has won awards such as being recognized by the best practices of sustainable development. The forests that Eucatex manages are up to standards according to the utmost most rigorous social, environmental, and economic criteria.
A notable accomplishment of Eucatex is that they were the first to create the implementation of a wood recycling line in South America on an industrial scale. Their processing capacity continues to grow.