HEINZEL GROUP Reports Results for 2023

Shutdown of operations at Raubling Papier GmbH under review

Vienna, April 12th, 2024 - HEINZEL GROUP today announces its performance for the year 2023, showcasing resilience in a complex market environment. The company reports a healthy €135,0 million of Operating Cash Flow and a simultaneous 6% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the previous year, underscoring its dedication to both economic performance and sustainability.
HEINZEL GROUP achieved net sales of €2,214.9 million in 2023, with an EBITDA of €116.5 million. Notable successes of 2023 include the startup of unbleached pulp production at Heinzel Pöls as well as the preparation of the integration of Steyrermühl operations acquired from UPM in Austria. Sebastian Heinzel, CEO of HEINZEL GROUP, commented, "In 2023 we have demonstrated resilience in challenging market conditions, especially in the containerboard segment, and we have laid the groundworks for future successes.” The Steyrermühl mill has become part of HEINZEL GROUP on January 1, 2024. The rebuilding of PM6 machine there remains well on track, with production of kraft papers slated to commence in May 2024.

The situation of HEINZEL GROUP subsidiary Raubling Papier GmbH in Germany in 2024 continues to be characterized by a persistently difficult market environment and challenging economic conditions. The management of Raubling Papier GmbH has now decided to enter into discussions with the local works council about a possible discontinuation of operations to develop socially responsible solutions for the 165 employees potentially affected. The HEINZEL GROUP result for 2023 already includes an impairment for the Raubling plant.

HEINZEL GROUP remains committed to driving sustainable growth and creating long-term value for all stakeholders. The 2023 theme for its Sustainability and Annual Report, "Closing Cycles," epitomizes the company's commitment to optimizing economic and environmental cycles within its operations.
Read more about HEINZEL GROUP commitments and sustainability path in the newly published Sustainability & Annual Report 2023.
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At five sites in Europe, HEINZEL GROUP produces market pulp, packaging paper and magazine paper and trades in in pulp, paper, recycled fiber, and packaging solutions. With production sites in Pöls, Laakirchen and Steyrermühl in Austria, Raubling, Germany and Kunda, Estonia, HEINZEL GROUP is one of the most important pulp and paper producers in Central and Eastern Europe. The three trading companies of HEINZEL GROUP – heinzelsales, Europapier and Bunzl&Biach – respond flexibly to diverse international customer requirements. The group’s success is based on its entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to long-standing partnerships. Sustainability is a focal point of all activities at HEINZEL GROUP.
Susanne Möstl-Johannessen
Email: press@heinzel.com
Tel: +43 664 627 7121
Heinzel Holding GmbH
Wagramer Straße 28–30
1220 Vienna

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