Flavio Maluf, a renowned Brazilian businessman, is pleased to announce a partnership with Duratex. Eucatex, Maluf’s company, will give a farm in Capao Bonito while Duratex will produce thin sheets of wood.
This will greatly benefit Botucatu, providing jobs as it reopens the factory in Itapetinga. It will employ two hundred and eighty workers (and more in other places), produce an estimated two hundred thousand square meters of wood, and be worth about R $ 60 million. It is expected to open this month. Read more about Flavio Maluf at Blog do Ronco
In a statement to company leaders and workers, Maluf estimated an increase of 70% in production of fiberboard, 30% in paint, and 40% in paper printing. This move is also expected to boost sales plans, increase maintenance, and reduce process losses. It will also allow the company to increase its presence in markets throughout Brazil and abroad.
While the acquisition is subject to CADE (regulatory approvals), Flavio Maluf expects no problems to hinder the process.
Flavio Maluf has a reputation for being a great leader who is able to encourage much productivity from his workers. While he encourages diligence in the workplace, he also knows that allowing frequent, but short breaks help keep his employees fresh and focused, thus increasing their productivity.
Cell phones are another point of distraction for workers, but Mr. Maluf recognizes that in moderation, phones can serve a company well in facilitating timely communication, and technology allows for great business opportunities that may be impossible without it.
Focus can be elusive, especially in a company as large as Maluf’s, but he stresses that by focusing when it is time and completing tasks in a diligent manner, everyone in the company benefits as each task can be completed with minimal stress and an appropriate amount of effort.
Through his attention to detail and incredible ability to ensure that his subordinates stay focused, Flavio Maluf is a magnificent businessman.