Flavio Maluf serves as the president of Eucatex, a Brazilian company that produces and sells ceiling lining and insulating material. Besides managing Eucatex Group, Mr. Maluf also manages GrandFood, a company that owns Golden and Premier Pet feed brands. Consultasocio tells us that being the president of these two companies, Maluf has provided overall leadership and direction for the activities of his employees.
Eucatex Group was established in 1951 as a sheet metal company, according to their website. The company produced insulating material and ceiling lining made of low-density material with acoustic and thermal insulation properties. The products were largely used by the Brazilian civil construction market, generating more financial resources for the company. For this reason, Eucatex invested in the establishment of factories to manufacture hardboard (high-density wood fiber panel), which is currently the company’s flagship product.
Today, the company operates in the furniture and construction industry. In the construction sector, Eucatex manufactures modular partitions, laminate floors, doors, and paints. In the furniture segment, Eucatex is among the biggest suppliers of Tamburato, MDP, and wood fiber plates, all of which are manufactured from eucalyptus wood and the most-recent technology. The MDP and Tamburato panels are used to produce furniture products used in commercial facilities and hotels.
Flavio Maluf became president of Eucatex Group in 1997 after a family agreement allowed him to succeed his uncle who was the president at the time. Flavio joined Eucatex in 1987. He worked in the trade and industrial area for quite some time before being appointed the president.
After assuming the presidency, Mr. Maluf embarked on innovation and investing heavily to produce superior products. As a result, the company opened several industrial plants, a good example being the one located in Salto, Sao Paulo state. The plant produces a line of T-HDF/MDF (Thin High-Density Fiberboard and Medium Density Fiberboard).
Flavio boasts on Facebook that Eucatex is currently the second largest manufacturer of wood fiber panels in the foreign market, with a market share of 41%. The company also holds a market share of 16% in the manufacture of MDP panels in Brazil. Additionally, Eucatex is one of the leading producers of insulating materials, ceiling lining, doors and flooring materials.