News Overview

2024-05-06
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper

Starkrafts PM6 Successfully Commences Operation

Starkraft proudly announces the successfull launch of its PM6 at the Steyrermühl paper mill which elevates its production capacity to a total of 350,000 tons of kraft paper per year.
2024-01-01
  • Heinzel Group
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • papierzukunft.at

HEINZEL GROUP successfully completes acquisition of Steyrermühl paper mill from UPM

Upper Austrian site and neighboring Laakirchen mill are to grow together into a hub for sustainable packaging papers, renewable energy, and wood processing.
2023-11-29
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft

New Starkraft product names

In preparation for Starkraft´s product assortment expansion, we will update our product names. New names will be applicable from December 1, 2023 onwards, visible on Starkraft documents. The name change is applicable for all Starkraft products.
2023-04-13
  • Heinzel Group
  • Heinzel Sales
  • Zellstoff Pöls
  • Starkraft
  • Heinzel Paper
  • Estonian Cell
  • Europapier
  • Starboard

Record turnover and results for HEINZEL GROUP in 2022

Vienna, April 13th, 2023. HEINZEL GROUP is proud to announce a record-breaking year in 2022, achieving the highest turnover and the best earnings in the company's history. At the same time HEINZEL GROUP reduced its CO2 emissions substantially, in line with its climate targets and sustainability strategy.
2023-03-06
  • Heinzel Group
  • Starkraft

HEINZEL GROUP to convert an idled Steyrermühl paper machine for production of kraft papers for sustainable and flexible packaging

New STARKRAFT papers to enter the market in early 2024 after HEINZEL GROUP’S takeover of Steyrermühl mill from UPM
2022-07-25
  • Heinzel Group

Heinzel Group becomes strategic investor in project to build Paraguay's first pulp mill

Vienna and Asunción, July 25th, 2022. Heinzel Holding GmbH and Paracel S.A. jointly announce that Heinzel has entered into an investment agreement to become the strategic equity investor in Paracel, an afforestation and pulp mill project in Paraguay, South America.
2022-06-21
  • Heinzel Group

HEINZEL GROUP signs agreement for acquisition of Steyrermühl paper mill from UPM

Upper Austrian site to be developed into a hub for sustainable packaging papers and renewable energy from 2024 Laakirchen, June 21st, 2022. HEINZEL GROUP announces today that it has entered into a share purchase agreement with UPM to acquire UPM Kymmene Austria GmbH and its subsidiaries in Steyrermühl, Upper Austria. Together with Heinzel's Laakirchen Papier AG, which is located less than three kilometers from the Steyrermühl paper mill, the site will become a hub for sustainable packaging papers and renewable energy with closing of the transaction on January 1st, 2024. The deal is contingent on approval from relevant competition authorities.
2022-04-07
  • Heinzel Group

In 2021, HEINZEL GROUP achieved the second-best earnings in the company’s history and defined strategic sustainability targets

Vienna, April 7, 2022 – For the first time since the record-breaking year 2018, HEINZEL GROUP exceeded the two-billion-Euro mark in terms of its revenues in 2021. Rising sales volumes and the high market prices led to an increase in net sales of 26.5% to €2,038.2 million. In total, HEINZEL GROUP generated EBITDA of €195.8 million in 2021 despite the challenging market conditions – with a plus of 55.4% compared to the prior year, this represents the second-highest result in the company’s history and an excellent basis for implementing its new strategic objectives.
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.
2021-04-07
  • 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
2020-09-01
  • 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
2019-09-19
  • Starkraft

World Rhino Day

On the 22. September we celebrate the World Rhino Day!
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
2018-10-18
  • Starkraft

European Paper Bag Day

Starkraft celebrates with municipality Pöls the 1st European Paper Bag Day!
2018-10-14
  • Starkraft

Pack Expo International Chicago/USA

Starkraft shows innovation leadership at Pack Expo International in Chicago