Press releases

2017-07-27
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier invests EUR 6 million in Paper Machine 11 and focuses on sustainable SC paper production

Following a capacity enlargement to 350,000 t/y, the Paper Machine 11 numbers among the most efficient in Europe
2017-05-19
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier AG to increase prices on supercalendered paper

The Austrian paper manufacturer announced today a price increase by 8 % for supercalendered (SC) paper which is valid from 3rd July 2017.
2017-04-04
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Starboard

interpack 2017: heinzelpaper presents the new starboard product brand

With its Laakirchen Papier and Raubling Papier production locations, heinzelpaper is a strong and flexible partner to the packaging industry. Accordingly, under the starboard brand, it now offers a strong and environment-friendly range of containerboard based on recycled paper.
2017-03-31
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier

2016 was a successful year for the Heinzel Group

The Heinzel Group can again reflect upon a successful financial year in 2016 during which it was able to increase markedly both its production and trading volumes, and thus raise its consolidated sales revenues by 19.1 per cent to EUR 1,763.3 million.
2017-02-17
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

In 2017, Laakirchen Papier will pass another milestone with entry into the growing packaging paper market.

For Laakirchen Papier 2016 was characterised by success. Moreover, in the wake of an investment project involving over EUR 100 million and entry into the containerboard market, in 2017 the Upper Austrian paper manufacturer is to conclude a complete reorientation.
2016-08-12
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Heinzel Group to invest over EUR 100 million in Laakirchen

The investment programme consists of two elements. Firstly, the Paper Machine 10 is to be converted to produce lightweight containerboard using wastepaper as fibre base. Secondly and simultaneously, the production capacity of the Paper Machine 11 producing SC paper for magazines, catalogues and commercial print will be extended considerably.
2016-04-04
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier

2015 was a successful year for Heinzel Group

Heinzel Group was again able to achieve growth in 2015 with a rise in sales revenues of 5.3% to EUR 1,480.4 million.
2016-01-27
  • Heinzel Group
  • Zellstoff Pöls

Personnel changes within the Heinzel Group

Alfred Heinzel withdrawing from his current position as the Heinzel Holding CEO, and the current Management Board spokesperson of the group’s Zellstoff Pöls AG, Kurt Maier, assuming this function at the next AGM on 31 March 2016 will result in further personnel changes within the Heinzel Group.
2016-01-22
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Acquisition of the Raubling location successfully concluded

Following the receipt of approval from the anti-trust authorities, at the end of 2015 the Heinzel Holding was able to finalise the takeover of the Mondi Raubling paper location agreed in October 2015.
2015-12-21
  • Heinzel Group

Top management change – previous Pöls head Kurt Maier to become new CEO

In its meeting on 18 December 2015, the Supervisory Board of the Heinzel Group appointed Kurt Maier as new Chief Executive Officer of Heinzel Holding GmbH. Kurt Maier, currently spokesman of the Management Board of the group company Zellstoff Pöls AG, will assume his new role with effect from the next general meeting on 31 March 2016.
2015-10-30
  • Heinzel Group

Extensive investments at the Heinzel Group’s industrial locations

The Heinzel Group has drawn up ambitious acquisition and expansion plans for its plants in both Austria and Estonia. Investments totalling EUR 150 million are foreseen for the group’s three existing, industrial locations.
2015-09-25
  • Heinzel Paper

Expert team starts immediate accident investigation at Heinzel Paper in Laakirchen

A fire on the PM10 paper machine did not cause any injuries and there was no impact on either the environment or the neighbourhood. The evacuation was quiet and orderly. The extinguishing systems functioned. Upon arrival in Laakirchen, an external team of experts started work at once.
2015-03-30
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier

Sales record for the Heinzel Group

In 2014, the Heinzel Group once again demonstrated its inherent dynamism with an increase in sales revenues of 5.8 per cent to EUR 1,406.5 million.
2014-10-09
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper

Starkraft wins PPI Award in Boston

Starkraft wins one of the world wide most important prizes within the paper industry
2014-05-26
  • Heinzel Group

Heinzel Group grant challenge for Teach For Austria. €100,000 in contributions sought

If by 6 July 2014, a total of more than €100,000 is received in private and corporate contributions for Teach For Austria, the Heinzel Group will double this amount.
2014-05-21
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier

Heinzel Group on a Growth Path in 2013: Second Best Results in the Company’s History

Sales revenue increase of 22% , net income up 73%, Laakirchen Papier AG acquired from SCA, Extensive investments raise production capacity.
2014-04-24
  • Starkraft

Starkraft at the Interpack in Düsseldorf

From 08th-14th May 2014 Starkraft will be presenting itself and products to the customers at the Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf.
2013-12-12
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper

The new paper machine in Poels is in operation!

The Flying Rhino has landed! At last: after a record construction period of just over 13 months Europe’s largest and most modern kraft paper machine has gone into full operation and will be able to produce over 80.000 tonnes of high quality, white kraft paper per annum.
2013-11-07
  • Heinzel Group

Sebastian Heinzel to assume responsibility for strategic planning

Sebastian Heinzel to switch from the Supervisory Board to the operative business area and assume responsibility for strategic planning
2013-04-03
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Heinzel Group finalizes the Laakirchen paper mill acquisition and starts sales and marketing cooperation with SCA Forest Products

The Heinzel Group is pleased to announce that the takeover of the former SCA publication paper mill in Laakirchen, Austria, agreed in December 2012, was completed on April 2, 2013. With a turnover of EUR 308 m in 2012, Laakirchen Papier AG, as the company will be known in future, is set to make a sizeable contribution to Heinzel Group growth.
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