Eucatex was established in 1951 to produce construction materials. It is actually the first company in Brazil to ensure sustainability in the production of wood units; the company developed some social and environmental actions to ensure this.
The far the company has gone is a result of Flavio Maluf’s efforts. He is a reputed entrepreneur and mechanical engineer. He is currently the president of the company, who has been working for the Eucatex for about 30 years now. Flavio is a lawyer by profession; he graduated from FAAP in Sao Paulo. He is also an administrator.
The company started its first mill in 1954. This mill is currently referred to as Fiberboard Industrial Unit. Eucatex later opened other branches in both Brazil and Argentina. Opening representative offices in Brazillian cities and Buenos Aires paved a way for the expansion of the company in terms of the production capacity, which went up to about 100 tons per day. By 1965, the company had grown so much so that it was able to export its ceiling tiles and panes to Europian countries.
The journey of Eucatex to becoming internationally recognized started in 1994 when the company established another factory in Salto. Here, the vanishes and paints laboratories were established, and eventually, the company started manufacturing MDP panels that really gained international recognition so fast.
Eucatex uses eucalyptus to manufacture most of its products, and it has been recognized by FSC( Forest Stewardship Council) for taking the initiative to ensuring conservation of forests. The company has a forest unit where it plants trees.
Due to its efforts in ensuring the sustainability of natural resources as well as production high-quality products, Eucatex managed to emerge the first Brazillian in this sector to be awarded the ISO 9001 certification. In the year 2010, the company installed a state-of-the-art production line, the T-HDF/MDF, in Slato plant and started producing high-quality panels.
With the new technology in place, Eucatex started manufacturing partition panels and doors for making furniture. The company has so far made its name in the production of laminated floors, varnishes, paints, wall partitions, hardboards as well as MDF and MDP panels
The company that started so small is not with over 2, 200 employees. These workers are adequately trained to produce products that exceed both local and international standards. In terms of selling its products, Eucatex has today spread its wings to over 37 countries. This has been made possible by the establishment of modern factories in Botucatu and Salto as well as the fact that it has already established many offices in different cities in the country and abroad.