News Overview

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.
2021-04-21
  • Estonian Cell

Last year, Estonian Cell remained at a loss despite record levels of production and outstanding energy savings

Due to the market situation affected by Covid-19 and low sales prices, the sales turnover decreased by almost 13% or EUR 10.7 million to EUR 69.6 million in 2020.
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
2020-10-27
  • Estonian Cell

Estonian Cell was awarded the title of environmentally friendly company of the year

Estonian Cell, a pulpwood producer that has made large investments in reducing its environmental impact in recent years, was declared the winner of the "Environmentally Friendly Company of the Year" competition. The new water treatment solution, which has brought the title, saves 5.5 GWh of electricity 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.
2020-07-16
  • 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
2019-06-06
  • 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
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
2018-01-09
  • Estonian Cell

Estonian Cell increases its Biogas productivity by 1.5 times in 2016

Estonian Cell, the mechanical aspen pulp mill of Heinzel Holding GmbH in Estonia, produced 7.7mn m3 of biogas in 2016, compared to 5mn m3 in 2015, and contributing to replacing nearly 50 GWh of natural gas by biogas.
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.
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