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News and press releases from heinzelsales and other Heinzel Group companies

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
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier: New Head of Sales for publication paper

Michael Grech succeeded Thomas Komin on March 1, 2022.
2022-02-07
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier: Price increase for graphic paper

The Austrian paper producer Laakirchen Papier AG is announcing an increase in its prices for publication papers by € 100 per ton by April 1st 2022. The new prices shall apply to all new business as well as to additional deliveries.
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.
2021-04-26
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier AG increases prices for graphic paper

The Austrian paper manufacturer Laakirchen Papier AG, subsidiary of the Heinzel Group, informs in today’s press release, that the prices for all graphic products in the area of publication paper will be increased from 15th May 2021 for all new business and all additional quantities and from 1st July 2021 for all regular quantities by EUR 70 per ton at minimum.
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.
2020-10-28
  • 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.
2020-10-27
  • Estonian Cell

Estonian Cell was awarded the title of environmentally friendly company of the year

Estonian Cell, a pulpwood producer that has made large investments in reducing its environmental impact in recent years, was declared the winner of the "Environmentally Friendly Company of the Year" competition. The new water treatment solution, which has brought the title, saves 5.5 GWh of electricity 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
2020-01-23
  • Heinzel Group
  • Zellstoff Pöls

Heinzel Group to expand pulp capacity in Pöls

Investment in the production of unbleached pulp
2019-10-21
  • Heinzel Sales

Eric Defouni joins Heinzel Sales in North America

Developing the North American market for Heinzel Sales
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.
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