The Brazilian economy shrank by more than seven percent over the last three years. In 2017, a GDP increase of 0.7 percent is expected. Unemployment is still too high, but the inflation rate is declining. Rousseff successor, Michel Temer, is busy making new international friends and business partners. The export business is expected to increase thanks to Temer’s efforts, but there is still domestic unrest and financial issues that must be addressed in 2017. International investors are returning, andhttp://bestrainbarrels.com/wp-admin/post-new.php that’s a positive sign, so there is a lot of hope in the air, according to Flavio Maluf, the CEO of the building supply company, Eucatex.
Eucatex is riding high thanks to a diversified product line and smart financial moves. When Maluf took over in 1997, he decided to get away from fossil fuels in company factories and offices. Today, the four Eucatex factories and all the company offices are fossil fuel free. Maluf has a reputation as an environmentalist and humanitarian. He instigated several company initiatives that have helped save eucalyptus trees and educate Brazil’s youth at the same time. There is a forestry leasing program in place, and people and businesses can participate in that program. There are three company offices in Brazil. All of those offices use the reduce, reuse and recycle rule, and so do the satellite offices in Germany and the United States.
Flavio Maluf was ahead of the times in Brazil. His company dealt with the massive economic meltdown that China instigated. Eucatex export numbers dipped by China’s decision to cut imports from Brazil, but the company quickly recovered thanks to the decision to sell directly to consumers in North America, and in Latin America, through home improvement stores.
Eucatex is one of the top export companies in Brazil, and there is no indication that will change as long as Flavio Maluf is CEO. Maluf is a well-respected environmentalist and entrepreneur who loves all things Brazilian, and it shows in his efforts to keep Brazilian products in front of consumers around the world. Flavio is also a sought after speaker in countries around the world.