News Overview

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.
2021-06-07
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Heinzel Energy

2,600 kWp - One of the largest photovoltaic systems in Austria on the roofs of Laakirchen Papier AG

Conserving resources by using recycled paper, the continuous optimization of the production process and the use of renewable energy are the focus of the environmentally friendly value chain of Laakirchen Papier. “Our products are made from 100 % recycled fibers. In addition to our hydropower plant, our roofs also supply green energy from now on.” says CEO Thomas Welt.
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.
2020-10-20
  • Heinzel Group
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Heinzel Paper

Green energy from solar power

Photovoltaic systems in Laakirchen and Pöls will generate more than 3 GWh of green energy 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
2019-07-18
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier commits further to sustainable publication paper production

In the middle of this year, Laakirchen Papier AG invested around EUR 4 million in the process optimisation of its paper machine 11 (PM 11) for the manufacture of eco-friendly publication papers. This measure represents both a commitment on the part of the Upper Austrian mill to continue to produce graphic papers for the printing industry and a clear indication of its role as a highly responsible and environment-conscious industrial enterprise.
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.
2019-04-03
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier
  • Heinzel Energy
  • Starboard

Heinzel Group achieves record results in 2018

- Sales revenues up 14% to EUR 2.1 billion - EBIT (EUR 195 million) and net income (EUR 145 million) more than doubled - Net debt further reduced despite investments of EUR 127 million and acquisitions
2019-02-04
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier has achieved a lasting reduction in its CO2 emissions and energy consumption

The investments of recent years have had a positive effect on both the levels of energy use and CO2 emissions at the Laakirchen paper mill. This improvement is demonstrated clearly by the Paper and Carbon Profiles, which represent the established method within the industry of showing environmental impact and provide an overview of the relevant parameters. Moreover, Laakirchen Papier AG voluntarily commissioned Quality Austria to undertake an examination of these calculations.
2018-12-20
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Heinzel Energy

Construction work at the Danzermühl hydropower in final phase

In recent months, the reconstruction of the Danzermühl hydropower plant has made massive headway.
2018-12-20
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier to invest 4.5 million Euro in PM11

In 2019, Laakirchen Papier is to invest roughly EUR 4.5 million in the paper machine PM 11, which manufactures SC papers.
2018-12-17
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen Papier has restructured its sales

Since the spring of 2018, the responsibilities for the sale of “Grapho” (SC paper) and “Starboard” (containerboard) have been divided up. The aim of this new sales structure is to provide every customer group with optimum support on a specific segment basis and use recognisable potential with even greater efficiency.
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