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Progroup CEO Heindl and family on stage celebrating the company's 25th Anniversary.

difficult to find the right suppliers for the
project. BHS, Witron for electronics and control systems, and Dücker took part in the very
innovative project.
We are now going further in an effort to
automate everything in our mills and plants,
with more intelligent and autonomous process controls. Projects like the "three man
corrugator," developed together with our
industrial partner, BHS, are important to
drive the process in getting ahead of the game,
and staying ahead. We have plans in place to
embrace the digital transformation across the
company, which includes a dedicated R&D
team, complete with "future lab" to develop
technology bringing in added expertise from
technical universities and suppliers.
Looking to the shorter term - and
having a strong business in the United
Kingdom-what in your opinion will be
the challenges associated with Brexit,
both from a United Kingdom perspective
and a continental European perspective?
I think Brexit is a catastrophe for Europe
and the United Kingdom, which actually
represents the economic power of the 19
smallest EU states. Economically, this means
that not one country leaves the EU, but 19.
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The importance of Brexit for the United
Kingdom is also high, especially if the financial economy suffers.
In recent decades, the economy in Britain
has moved away from manufacturing and has
relied on services, especially financial services.
The exchange rate development will provide
an export advantage after Brexit, which must
be implemented as a competitive advantage
in new markets. This is only possible with
products. The United Kingdom will almost
certainly become a stronger production location again.
You are now in the next phase of your
business growth strategy, the "Two
Twentyfive Strategy." Can you tell us
what we are likely to see from Progroup
in terms of expansion?
Progroup will double its sales and volume
over the period from 2016 to 2025.
Will we see a new paper mill? If so,
where will it be situated?
Our expansion plans will certainly require
another paper mill in the context of the
"growth and integration strategy" of the Two
Twentyfive period. The geographic location
has not been decided yet.

Can you talk about your own personal
plans for the next 10 years, and comment
on your son, Maximillian, joining the
company as deputy chairman?
First, until the end of 2022, I will still be
in the operational function as the CEO and
accompany my son Maximillian. From then,
my appointment to the supervisory board
of Progroup is planned and of course I have
enough ideas how to spend time and live with
my family outside of business.
Finally, can you give us your overall
view of the paper and packaging
industry? What, in your opinion, are
the main challenges it has from a
global perspective, as well as what
opportunities lie ahead?
Let's start with the opportunities: In addition to the general economic situation, the
Internet and online business in particular are
a major driver for our industry. So, I see good
prospects. As risks I expect, as is typical for our
industry, a non-functioning capacity management on the containerboard side. There will be
the risk of overcapacity, and further problems
in the supply of raw materials (recycled paper).
We will have to monitor these expectations and
developments on a global scale.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - March/April 2018

Setpoint
Over the Wire
The Importance of Safety Training
Data & Decision Making
RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts
Buckman’s Junai Maharaj on ‘The Art of the Possible’
Fapajal Tissue: Old, New & Customer-Centric
Progroup Turns 25
PIMA, Paper360° Co-Host Executive Panel
Creating a Lignin Culture
Benefits of Drive-Through Design
Sustainability as Business Leverage
CIPTE Show Highlights Innovation and Sustainability
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Leadership in Maintenance: Where Do We Start?
As a New Reliability Engineer, Are you Confused About Your Role?
R&M Tips
Paper and Board Have Key Roles in the Future of Packaging
Global Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper
PPI Awards Showcase Industry Excellence
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - The Importance of Safety Training
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Buckman’s Junai Maharaj on ‘The Art of the Possible’
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Fapajal Tissue: Old, New & Customer-Centric
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Progroup Turns 25
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - PIMA, Paper360° Co-Host Executive Panel
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Creating a Lignin Culture
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Benefits of Drive-Through Design
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Sustainability as Business Leverage
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - CIPTE Show Highlights Innovation and Sustainability
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Leadership in Maintenance: Where Do We Start?
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - As a New Reliability Engineer, Are you Confused About Your Role?
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - R&M Tips
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Paper and Board Have Key Roles in the Future of Packaging
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Global Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - PPI Awards Showcase Industry Excellence
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