Eucatex is a Brazilian company that operates in construction and furniture manufacturing sectors. Eucatex started in 1951. It started in production and selling of linings and insulating materials made from eucalyptus wood fibers. It has evolved to become a leading company in furniture manufacturing, the supply of large industrial construction, cars, packaging, and toys.
Eucatex Group is made up of three factories one dealing with panels and flooring and another dealing with plates, paints, and varnishes. The latter works in Botucatu, and the former in Salto. There is a third factory that deals with forestry. It has a seedling nursery to offer raw materials for construction and furniture.
In construction, Eucatex produces materials such as laminate floors, doors, architectural coatings, modular partitions, and panels. It is the producer of Eucafloor brand, which consist of different lines including Classic, Elegance, Evidences, Prime, and Rustic.
Eucafloor Evidence line of laminate floors was developed in 2010 following an increasing demand by interior designers and architects for laminate floors. This project was aimed at meeting business environments and residential premises of low traffic such as guesthouses, hotels, and small offices. Eucatex doors are considered beautiful and strong. They have proven rigorous on testing.
The company also produces and supplies paint of different qualities and formulations including Acrylic, Latex PVA, and varnishes. In 2010, the company also introduced waterproofing materials. It launched a line of waterproof materials that help control and fight against water and moisture in buildings.
In the furniture industry, this company is a large supplier of wood fiber plates, Tamburato, and MDP. These materials are produced with advanced technology and systems using 100 percent eucalyptus wood. Eucatex was awarded ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications because of its best practices in supporting sustainable development and conservation of resources.
It has also been awarded Green Seal by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Eucatex is owned by Flavio Maluf, who is an entrepreneur as well as a mechanical engineer. Flavio Maluf is the eldest son of politician Paulo Maluf and is also the president of a company called GrandFood.
Apontador had a report that in 2011, Eucatex marked its 60th anniversary and celebrated being a leader in manufacturing and supply of doors, laminate floors, wall partitions, MDF and MDP panels, paints, varnishes, and hardboards in Brazil. The company exports to over 37 countries and has four modern factories located in Salto, and Botucatu. It is striving to be the market leader in the region in the supply of construction and building materials as well as furniture manufacturing for residential and commercial premises.