• OUR HISTORY

The history of heinzelsales began in 1948 when it was founded by Wilfried Heinzel, the granduncle of current CEO Sebastian Heinzel, in Austria with a single truck. The company went on to become one of the world’s leading sales networks for pulp and paper.

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  • 2018: Celebrating 70th anniversary
    heinzelsales employees celebrating the 70th anniversary of the company foundation in 1948.
  • 2018
    Celebrating 70th anniversary
  • 2018
    Celebrating 70th anniversary
  • 2018
    Celebrating 70th anniversary
  • 2018
    Celebrating 70th anniversary

2018

Acquisition of Firgos Malaysia, a paper trading company in Southeast Asia, with offices in Malaysia and Vietnam. Renamed to Heinzel Sales Asia Pacific in 2019.

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  • 2017: heinzelsales convention
    The first global gathering of the whole heinzelsales network in Vienna.
  • 2017
    heinzelsales convention
  • 2017
    heinzelsales convention
  • 2017
    heinzelsales convention
  • 2017
    heinzelsales convention
  • 2017
    heinzelsales convention
  • 2017
    heinzelsales convention
  • 2017
    heinzelsales convention
  • 2017
    heinzelsales convention
  • 2017
    heinzelsales convention

2017

Sebastian Heinzel becomes the new CEO of heinzelsales

2015

New milestone: More than 2 million tons sold

  • 2013
    Heinzel Group aquires Laakirchen mill from SCA
    heinzelsales enters a global sales partnership with SCA

2011

Acquisition of North Rim Pulp and Paper in Vancouver, Canada. Rebranded to Heinzel Sales Canada in 2020.

2008

Celebration of the 60th anniversary of heinzelsales.

  • 2003
    Andrew Paul becomes CEO of heinzelsales,
    succeeding Heinz Zinner;
    1 million tons of sales reached for the first time

1996

Sales office network expansion in Central Eastern European countries and overseas

1991

Alfred Heinzel aquires Wilfried Heinzel AG from his uncle Wilfried Heinzel in a leveraged buyout

1981

Opening of Milan and Cairo offices

1980

Sales of 166.000 tons, opening of New York office

1948

Wilfried Heinzel AG was founded by the Austrian entrepreneur Wilfried Heinzel in 1948. At that time, the initial focus of the company’s business operations was on barter and triangular transactions, the import of chemicals for the pulp and paper industry and the export of finished products.

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