Laakirchen Papier and heinzelsales expand sales team in Western Europe

Long-term sales of SC paper in Germany, France and Benelux secured.

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. This is a consequence of the decision of the Swedish SCA group to close its paper machines in Ortviken (Sweden) as well as the associated sales offices in Western Europe. The cooperation for sales of products from SCA Ortviken and Laakirchen Papier ends in 2021.
As of 1st April 2021, Mr. Rainer Swidersky, long-term Sales Director of SCA Graphic Paper (Deutschland) GmbH will complement the heinzelsales team in Wiesbaden (Germany) with his experience and market knowledge. He will be responsible for sales in Germany, Belgium (Flemish Region), Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Mr. Olivier Arliguie, Managing Director at heinzelsales in Paris (France) and his team will take over customer service in France and Belgium (Wallonia). Heinzel France will be supported by Mr. Gauthier Tyrel de Poix, currently Managing Director at SCA Graphic Paper France, in the transition period.
Mr. Jakob Sawitzki, who is also moving from SCA to heinzelsales, will be responsible for Technical Customer Service for publication paper from Laakirchen.
“We are pleased to strengthen our team in Western Europe with these experts. Our customers can rely on optimal customer service and delivery as usual.”, assures Sebastian Heinzel, CEO at heinzelsales. “We continue to be committed to the production of publication paper in Laakirchen. Our sales team is set up perfectly for this.”, adds Franz Baldauf, CFO at Laakirchen Papier AG.

About heinzelsales
heinzelsales (Wilfried Heinzel AG), headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is Heinzel Group’s global sales network for pulp and paper. Heinzelsales partners with pulp and paper producers all around the world to distribute their products to more than 100 markets, selling around 2.5 million metric tons annually. Third-party suppliers and Heinzel Group’s own mills rely on heinzelsales’ comprehensive market knowledge. Pulp and paper customers worldwide count on heinzelsales sourcing skills and creative supply-chain solutions.
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About Laakirchen Papier AG
Laakirchen Papier AG, which is located in Laakirchen (Upper Austria) specialises in the production and further development of eco-friendly supercalendered, uncoated paper (SC paper) and lightweight containerboard on basis of recycled paper for the European market. In 2019, Laakirchen Papier AG achieved sales revenues of EUR 272.3 million and on average employed a workforce of 427.
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Laakirchen Papier AG
Bettina Nußdorfer (Marketing & Communication Manager)
+43 (0) 7613 8800-0