Mention Eucatex anywhere and the name Flavio Maluf is likely to come up. This is one individual who has been instrumental in the growth of Eucatex. Under his excellent leadership, the company is now able to export their products to over 37 countries.
About Flavio Maluf
Flavio Maluf is a renowned business man and family man. He has one wife and three children who have a promise of following in the footsteps of his greatness. Maluf was born and raised in Brazil. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP), one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil. He then moved abroad to study administration at the New York University.
Maluf came back to his home country and started working at Eucatex, a family-owned business, in the year 1986. He started out as a regular employee in the trade segment of this company. With effort, persistence and patience he raised the ranks and was posted in the industry segment of the company. This was about 10 years since his joining the company. The next year saw him endorsed as the president of the company, succeeding his exiting uncle. The endorsement followed a family discussion which found him to be best equipped for the role, based on his education background, experience and leadership skills.
Eucatex is a family-owned business based in Brazil. This year the company celebrated their 65th anniversary. The company started out with only one core business, the production of ceiling lining and insulation materials with the use eucalyptus. Their products then were mostly low-density fiber. Three years later, they opened their first factory in Salto.
Through the years, the company has grown to be of huge impact in the growth of Brazil’s economy. They currently boast of 16% of Brazil’s market share for Tamburano and MDP. They are also the world’s second largest manufacturer of the same.
The company has diversified to two lines of business, including furniture and construction. Under the leadership of Maluf, the company now has a new plant in Salto, dealing in the manufacture of Thin- High Density Fiber and Medium Density Fiber.