Laakirchen Papier expands sales team in Western Europe

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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. This is a consequence of the decision of the Swedish SCA group to close its paper machines in Ortviken (Sweden) as well as the associated sales offices in Western Europe. The cooperation for sales of products from SCA Ortviken and Laakirchen Papier ends in 2021.


As of 1st April 2021, Mr. Rainer Swidersky, long-term Sales Director of SCA Graphic Paper (Deutschland) GmbH will complement the heinzelsales team in Wiesbaden (Germany) with his experience and market knowledge. He will be responsible for sales in Germany, Belgium (Flemish Region), Netherlands and Luxembourg.


Mr. Olivier Arliguie, Managing Director at heinzelsales in Paris (France) and his team will take over customer service in France and Belgium (Wallonia). Heinzel France will be supported by Mr. Gauthier Tyrel de Poix, currently Managing Director at SCA Graphic Paper France, in the transition period.


Mr. Jakob Sawitzki, who is also moving from SCA to heinzelsales, will be responsible for Technical Customer Service for publication paper from Laakirchen.


“We are pleased to strengthen our team in Western Europe with these experts. Our customers can rely on optimal customer service and delivery as usual.”, assures Sebastian Heinzel, CEO at heinzelsales. “We continue to be committed to the production of publication paper in Laakirchen. Our sales team is set up perfectly for this.”, adds Franz Baldauf, CFO at Laakirchen Papier AG.