Flavio Maluf, who currently serves as the president of Eucatex, announced that the company has entered into a new partnership with Duratex. The official word was released, just after Mr. Maluf shared the news with his employees and managers at the Botucatu plant.
In accordance with the terms of the deal, Eucatex will donate a plot of farmland in Capão Bonito for Duratex to use. In exchange, Eucatex will be able to use one of the Duratex production lines in Botucatu to produce thin panels of wood.
The arrangement lets Duratex remain close to their Itapetinga facility, so shipments from the farm won’t be too costly. The 280 people employed at the Duratex plant generate an average of 200 thousand m³ of product per year. That product output is equivalent to $60 million R. The plant only recently resumed operations, so the deal with Flavio Maluf comes at an ideal time.
Eucatex produces fiberboard and Flavio revealed that this partnership with Duratex will help them boost production of that product. He said the increase will be as high as 70% for the fiberboard line. Additionally, the extra manufacturing capacity will let Eucatex increase their paint production by 30% and will give their paper printing process a 40% boost. Follow Flavio Maluf at estadao.com
About Flavio Maluf
Mr. Maluf serves as the chief financial officer for Eucatex SA Industria e Comercio and EucatexQuímica e Mineral Ltda. Additionally, he is the vice chief executive officer for Eucatex Trading E Engenharia Ltda.
Mr. Maluf holds a chair on the Eucatex SA Industria e Comercio board of directors.
Flavio earned his education from Fundação Armando AlvaresPenteado.
Mr. Flavio Maluf recently spoke about his management style and the methods he feels have brought him the most success. Primarily, he says it’s important not to dwell on conversations that bear little fruit. Unnecessary discussions can only serve as distractions and can inhibit efficiency among employees. Flavio adds that this is why he frowns upon mobike device use on the production floor. This is the first cause of poor production numbers and Flavio believes it’s something that can be avoided. He adds that by eliminating these distractions, employees maintain better focus on their duties, which leads to safer job performance, as well as improved efficiency.