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Jurgen Heindl




1955  Born in Erbach/Odenwald, Germany

1976  Studies as an electrical engineer, Dipl. Elektroingenieur FH

1979  Studies for a diploma in industrial engineering, Dipl. – Wirtschaftsingenieur

1980 - 1981       Director’s assistant at Zewawell GmbH & Co KG, PWA Packaging division

1982 - 1987       Plant manager at Zewawell GmbH & Co KG, PWA Packaging division

1987 - 1991       Head of Division, South-West, and member of the executive management, responsible for engineering, at Zewawell GmbH & Co KG, PWA Packaging division

1992 - Today      Company founder and owner of Prowell GmbH, Offenbach a. d. Q., Rheinland-Pfalz, corrugated sheet feeder


1995 – 2015 Further companies established:

         Prowell S.A. in Douvrin, France, 1995

          Prowell GmbH & Co. KG in Burg, Germany, 1998

          Prologistik GmbH in Burg, Germany, 1998

          Proservice GmbH in Offenbach, Germany, 1998

          Propapier PM1 GmbH in Burg, Germany, 2000

          Prowell s.r.o in Rokycany, Czech Republic, 2002

          Profound GmbH in Offenbach, Germany 2003

          Prowell GmbH in Schüttorf, Germany, 2005

          Prowell GmbH in Offenbach, Germany, 2007

          Prowell Ltd. in Ellesmere Port, England, 2008

          Prowell Sp. z o.o. in Strykow, Poland, 2009

          Propapier PM2 GmbH in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, 2010

          Propower GmbH in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, 2010

          Prowell GmbH in Plößberg/Oberpfalz , 2015


2002 Award: Voted Investor of the Year 2002 for Saxony-Anhalt by Minister-President Prof. Wolfgang Bӧhmer 

2007 Transformation and consolidation of the company group into Progroup AG in December 2007 to achieve capital market capability. The group’s core business remains the production of containerboard and corrugated board sheets.


1992 – 2008 VIP visits and guests lectures given at Progroup AG by the following leading politicians:

          Former Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schrӧder

          Former Federal Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher

          Former Federal Minister Dr. Heinz Riesenhuber

          Former Minister-President Prof. Wolfgang Bӧhmer

          Former Minister-President Kurt Beck

          Former Minister-President Matthias Platzeck


CEO Panel Discussion

Day One

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016

RISI has brought together CEOs from some of the top companies in Europe to discuss topics that include:  Opportunities for expansion into Eastern Europe; Risk Management, Competition from Outside Europe, the Region’s place in the Global Industry, the impact of Big Data and Industry 4.0 on what some perceive as an old fashioned industry. 

CEOs from Progroup, Sappi Fine Paper Europe, Stora Enso and Smurfit Kappa will be challenged on their view of the pulp and paper landscape in Europe and beyond by well-known industry analyst Barry Dixon.


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