Press releases

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
2020-01-23
  • Heinzel Group
  • Zellstoff Pöls

Heinzel Group to expand pulp capacity in Pöls

Investment in the production of unbleached pulp
2019-08-30
  • Heinzel Sales

Matthew Burke as new Sales Director for North Rim

Heinzel Sales, the sales network of Heinzel Group, is happy to announce the addition of Matthew Burke as Sales Director to its pulp and paper trading subsidiary North Rim in Vancouver, Canada. Matthew is responsible for developing global sales for North American pulp and paper producers on behalf of North Rim with immediate effect.
2019-06-07
  • Heinzel Sales

Tomas Jonson joins Heinzel Sales from FMS

Strengthening Heinzel's Sales Network in North America. Heinzel Sales, the sales network of Heinzel Group, is pleased to announce the addition of Tomas Jonson as Executive Vice President to its sales and trading Business in North America.
2019-06-06
  • Heinzel Group
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft

Starkraft, Business Unit of Zellstoff Pöls AG, successfully starts up its second paper machine

Built with an investment volume of 130 million euros in a construction time of 17 months, the new PM3 can produce 100,000 metric tons of kraft paper per year.
2019-04-03
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier
  • Heinzel Energy
  • Starboard

Heinzel Group achieves record results in 2018

- Sales revenues up 14% to EUR 2.1 billion - EBIT (EUR 195 million) and net income (EUR 145 million) more than doubled - Net debt further reduced despite investments of EUR 127 million and acquisitions
2019-02-04
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier has achieved a lasting reduction in its CO2 emissions and energy consumption

The investments of recent years have had a positive effect on both the levels of energy use and CO2 emissions at the Laakirchen paper mill. This improvement is demonstrated clearly by the Paper and Carbon Profiles, which represent the established method within the industry of showing environmental impact and provide an overview of the relevant parameters. Moreover, Laakirchen Papier AG voluntarily commissioned Quality Austria to undertake an examination of these calculations.
2019-01-08
  • Heinzel Sales

Koehler and heinzelsales announce Partnership for Flexible Packaging

Less than a year ago, Koehler Paper Group announced the launch of a large-scale investment in Kehl, Germany, as the first step towards a new paper machine on which to produce papers for flexible packaging. heinzelsales will act as distribution partner for the marketing of the papers in France, Spain and Portugal.
2018-12-17
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier has restructured its sales

Since the spring of 2018, the responsibilities for the sale of “Grapho” (SC paper) and “Starboard” (containerboard) have been divided up. The aim of this new sales structure is to provide every customer group with optimum support on a specific segment basis and use recognisable potential with even greater efficiency.
2018-07-09
  • Heinzel Group
  • Zellstoff Pöls

Change in the Management Board of Zellstoff Pöls AG

Vienna, 9 July 2018. With effect from 1 July 2018, Andreas Rauscher has been appointed Chief Technical Officer and CEO of Zellstoff Pöls AG. Ingrid Gruber – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2016 – and Andreas Rauscher now form the new Management Board team together.
2018-04-18
  • Heinzel Sales

heinzelsales acquires Firgos Malaysia

Sales network of Heinzel Group establishes base for paper and board sales in Southeast Asia
2018-04-12
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier
  • Starboard

Heinzel Group continues on a successful course

Heinzel Group increased its sales revenues by roughly 3% compared with the previous year to EUR 1,816.5 million in 2017. All companies of the two business areas, Trading and Industrial, recorded increases in both sales revenues and earnings, which were significant in some cases - with the exception of Laakirchen Papier.
2018-02-06
  • Heinzel Group
  • Europapier

Europapier takes a participation in the packaging specialist Carl Bernh. Hoffmann GmbH in Jeging, Austria

Europapier Group is the most important paper merchant in CEE and a pioneer in the region’s markets.
2017-12-04
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Starboard

The start of containerboard production at Laakirchen Papier heralds a new era!

This year, Laakirchen Papier AG invested around EUR 100 million and now possesses one of Europe’s most modern containerboard machines. This is intended to enable the Upper Austrian mill’s owner, the Heinzel Group, to achieve its objective of becoming one of the top players in the European packaging market. The main target markets for the containerboard, which is to be sold under the “starboard” brand name, are Austria, Germany, CEE and Italy.
2017-07-03
  • Heinzel Group
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft

Heinzel Group to build second paper machine in Pöls

The Heinzel Group has now initiated its next strategic initiative in the packaging paper segment.
2017-06-29
  • Heinzel Group

Heinzel Holding GmbH to appoint a new CFO

On 1 September 2017, Riia Sillave is to hand over her position as the Heinzel Holding GmbH CFO to Barbara Potisk-Eibensteiner, who until now was the CFO of RHI.
2017-06-26
  • Heinzel Group
  • Europapier

Europapier completes EU-RO Handelsges.m.b.H. takeover

Last Friday, Europapier CE GmbH, a Heinzel Group subsidiary, signed an agreement regarding the purchase of the residual 50 per cent of shares in EU-RO Handelsges.m.b.H., which to date was owned by Rondo Ganahl AG. Europapier thus increased its holding in the company to 100 per cent.
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