News Overview

2022-07-25
  • Heinzel Group

Heinzel Group becomes strategic investor in project to build Paraguay's first pulp mill

Vienna and Asunción, July 25th, 2022. Heinzel Holding GmbH and Paracel S.A. jointly announce that Heinzel has entered into an investment agreement to become the strategic equity investor in Paracel, an afforestation and pulp mill project in Paraguay, South America.
2022-07-01
  • Heinzel Group
  • Europapier

Europapier Slovensko takes over the business assets of ESPACK

Bratislava, 30.5.2022 - Europapier Slovensko s.r.o. a wholesaler of paper, packaging materials, hygiene and cleaning products, takes over the business assets of ESPACK, spol. s r.o., thus continuing to fulfil its strategic objective to diversify and develop in related industries.
2022-06-21
  • Heinzel Group

HEINZEL GROUP signs agreement for acquisition of Steyrermühl paper mill from UPM

Upper Austrian site to be developed into a hub for sustainable packaging papers and renewable energy from 2024 Laakirchen, June 21st, 2022. HEINZEL GROUP announces today that it has entered into a share purchase agreement with UPM to acquire UPM Kymmene Austria GmbH and its subsidiaries in Steyrermühl, Upper Austria. Together with Heinzel's Laakirchen Papier AG, which is located less than three kilometers from the Steyrermühl paper mill, the site will become a hub for sustainable packaging papers and renewable energy with closing of the transaction on January 1st, 2024. The deal is contingent on approval from relevant competition authorities.
2022-04-07
  • Heinzel Group

In 2021, HEINZEL GROUP achieved the second-best earnings in the company’s history and defined strategic sustainability targets

Vienna, April 7, 2022 – For the first time since the record-breaking year 2018, HEINZEL GROUP exceeded the two-billion-Euro mark in terms of its revenues in 2021. Rising sales volumes and the high market prices led to an increase in net sales of 26.5% to €2,038.2 million. In total, HEINZEL GROUP generated EBITDA of €195.8 million in 2021 despite the challenging market conditions – with a plus of 55.4% compared to the prior year, this represents the second-highest result in the company’s history and an excellent basis for implementing its new strategic objectives.
2022-03-01
  • Heinzel Group
  • Europapier

EUROPAPIER CONTINUES ITS ACQUISITION TRAIL IN HYGIENE & PACKAGING

Vienna, 1st of March, 2022. Europapier International AG, a subsidiary of HEINZEL GROUP, signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of AtWill s.r.o., a Czech based paper merchant with business in Czech Republic and Slovakia. AtWill focuses on the sale of cash register discs for retail and industrial packaging applications.
2022-03-01
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier: New Head of Sales for publication paper

Michael Grech succeeded Thomas Komin on March 1, 2022.
2021-10-19
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Starboard

HEINZEL GROUP develops Laakirchen paper mill into one of the largest production sites for recycled packaging paper in Europe

Three-digit million-euro investment in the conversion of paper machine 11
2021-09-30
  • Heinzel Group

Heinzel Group among Austria’s Best Managed Companies

As part of a festive event on 28th September 2021, excellently managed medium-sized companies - including the Heinzel Group - were honored.
2021-06-02
  • Heinzel Group

The longest chain of paper trees in the world

Guinness World of Records confirms the world record with over 18,000 paper trees from 26 countries.
2021-04-07
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier
  • Starboard

HEINZEL GROUP increases production and completely frees itself from debt in the pandemic year 2020

Sebastian Heinzel joins management team
2020-12-02
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier and heinzelsales expand sales team in Western Europe

Vienna and Laakirchen, 02.12.2020. heinzelsales (Wilfried Heinzel AG) strengthens its sales offices in Wiesbaden (Germany) and Paris (France) in order to ensure sales of publication paper of Laakirchen Papier as well as optimal customer service in Germany, France, and the Benelux countries in the long-term.
2020-10-30
  • Heinzel Group
  • Estonian Cell

Estonian Cell was awarded the title of “Environmentally friendly company of the Year”

In October, Estonian Cell, member of Heinzel Group, was awarded the title “Environmentally Friendly Company of the Year”.
2020-10-28
  • Heinzel Group
  • Europapier

Moderne Verpackung Hoffmann GmbH acquires business of Oskar Eder Verpackungstechnik GmbH

For Moderne Verpackung Hofmann this acquisition is a further step in strengthening its leading position as packaging merchant in Austria and South of Germany and it will increase its customer portfolio.
2020-10-20
  • Heinzel Group
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Heinzel Paper

Green energy from solar power

Photovoltaic systems in Laakirchen and Pöls will generate more than 3 GWh of green energy per year.
2020-09-01
  • Heinzel Group

Heinzel Group supports EPIS’ initiative #GreenSource

Heinzel Group is a member of EPIS (European Pulp Industry Sector) and therefore supports the #GreenSource initiative to promote the role of forest-fibre industries in the effort to achieve the EU’s climate neutrality target by 2050.
2020-08-26
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier continues to be committed to the production and sales of SC paper

Laakirchen, 26th August 2020 / Following today’s announcement by the Swedish SCA Group about discussions regarding a possible closure of its paper machines in Ortviken (Sweden) and consequently possible effects on various corporate divisions of the group, the Austrian paper manufacturer Laakirchen Papier AG comments on this issue as follows:
2020-07-16
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier
  • Starboard

Heinzel Group joins industry alliance “4evergreen”

Heinzel Group is a member of the “4evergreen” alliance, which strives to increase the share of fiber-based packaging in order to sustainably reduce the impact on climate and the environment.
2020-06-04
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier
  • Starboard

Kurt Maier appointed new Austropapier President

Since the beginning of June 2020, Dr. Kurt Maier (CEO of Heinzel Group) has been the new President of Austropapier, the Association of the Austrian Paper Industry.
2020-03-31
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier
  • Starboard

Heinzel Group’s solid result 2019 leaves it well equipped for corona crisis

Clear commitment to continued supply of customers with paper and pulp
2020-03-05
  • Heinzel Group

Heinzel Group@School Again

As in the past years, Heinzel Group supported the Teach for Austria week in Vienna again in 2020, and for the first time also in Upper Austria.
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