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News and press releases from heinzelsales and other Heinzel Group companies

2024-05-06
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper

Starkrafts PM6 Successfully Commences Operation

Starkraft proudly announces the successfull launch of its PM6 at the Steyrermühl paper mill which elevates its production capacity to a total of 350,000 tons of kraft paper per year.
2024-04-12
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier
  • Heinzel Energy
  • Starboard

HEINZEL GROUP REPORTS RESULTS FOR 2023

Shutdown of operations at Raubling Papier GmbH under review
2024-01-01
  • Heinzel Group
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • papierzukunft.at

HEINZEL GROUP successfully completes acquisition of Steyrermühl paper mill from UPM

Upper Austrian site and neighboring Laakirchen mill are to grow together into a hub for sustainable packaging papers, renewable energy, and wood processing.
2023-12-06
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Heinzel Paper
  • papierzukunft.at

The Future of Energy and Paper Laakirchen / Steyrermühl

Key projects in paper production for the energy transition
2023-11-29
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft

New Starkraft product names

In preparation for Starkraft´s product assortment expansion, we will update our product names. New names will be applicable from December 1, 2023 onwards, visible on Starkraft documents. The name change is applicable for all Starkraft products.
2023-04-13
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier
  • Starboard

Record turnover and results for HEINZEL GROUP in 2022

Vienna, April 13th, 2023. HEINZEL GROUP is proud to announce a record-breaking year in 2022, achieving the highest turnover and the best earnings in the company's history. At the same time HEINZEL GROUP reduced its CO2 emissions substantially, in line with its climate targets and sustainability strategy.
2023-03-06
  • Heinzel Group
  • Starkraft

HEINZEL GROUP to convert an idled Steyrermühl paper machine for production of kraft papers for sustainable and flexible packaging

New STARKRAFT papers to enter the market in early 2024 after HEINZEL GROUP’S takeover of Steyrermühl mill from UPM
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.
2022-06-21
  • 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
  • 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.
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