Press releases

2018-07-09
  • Heinzel Group
  • Zellstoff Pöls

Change in the Management Board of Zellstoff Pöls AG

Vienna, 9 July 2018. With effect from 1 July 2018, Andreas Rauscher has been appointed Chief Technical Officer and CEO of Zellstoff Pöls AG. Ingrid Gruber – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2016 – and Andreas Rauscher now form the new Management Board team together.
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.
2017-07-03
  • Heinzel Group
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft

Heinzel Group to build second paper machine in Pöls

The Heinzel Group has now initiated its next strategic initiative in the packaging paper segment.
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.
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.
2015-03-30
  • 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.
2014-03-26
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft

Notice regarding Zellstoff Pöls AG Force Majeure

Sunday, 23 March 2014, our pulp mill was affected by an incident. A deflagration occurred at 9:00 pm CET in the recovery boiler 2 of the pulp mill at Zellstoff Pöls. As a consequence our production had to be stopped. Customers have been informed accordingly.
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.
2013-03-13
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft

New Paper machine in Pöls: the world’s largest Yankee Cylinder (drying cylinder) delivered.

Europe’s largest kraft paper machine is currently being built in Pöls, Austria. This represents an investment totaling over 115 mio Euros. On Monday the 11th March the huge „Yankee Cylinder“, the heart of the new paper machine, arrived by special transport in Pöls. The cylinder has a diameter of 6.7 meters and is the largest welded, high precision drying cylinder in the world.
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