News Overview

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.
2018-08-27
  • Heinzel Paper

Fire in the open waste paper warehouse

Today on March 27, 2018 at 17:34, employees of Laakirchen Papier AG discovered flames in an open waste paper storage box (volume approx. 1,500 tons) with the aid of a thermal imaging camera. Immediately the alarm chain was triggered. The fire department arrived minutes later and started to extinguish the fire. People did not get hurt. The fire is under control and we are confident that we will soon be able to announce "Brand aus". While we search for the causes of the fire, production continues unchecked on the grounds of Laakirchen Papier AG.
2018-04-12
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier
  • Starboard

Heinzel Group continues on a successful course

Heinzel Group increased its sales revenues by roughly 3% compared with the previous year to EUR 1,816.5 million in 2017. All companies of the two business areas, Trading and Industrial, recorded increases in both sales revenues and earnings, which were significant in some cases - with the exception of Laakirchen Papier.
2018-02-06
  • Heinzel Group
  • Europapier

Europapier takes a participation in the packaging specialist Carl Bernh. Hoffmann GmbH in Jeging, Austria

Europapier Group is the most important paper merchant in CEE and a pioneer in the region’s markets.
2018-01-29
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Changes to the Board of Directors, Laakirchen Papier AG

Mark Lunabba CEO Laakirchen Papier AG says goodbye after 17 years Thomas Welt to take over commencing 01. January 2018
2017-12-04
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Starboard

The start of containerboard production at Laakirchen Papier heralds a new era!

This year, Laakirchen Papier AG invested around EUR 100 million and now possesses one of Europe’s most modern containerboard machines. This is intended to enable the Upper Austrian mill’s owner, the Heinzel Group, to achieve its objective of becoming one of the top players in the European packaging market. The main target markets for the containerboard, which is to be sold under the “starboard” brand name, are Austria, Germany, CEE and Italy.
2017-10-30
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Paper

Laakirchen: PM10 starts with production of recycled containerboard

The converted PM10 has been put back into operation after 10-weeks conversion.
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