Inter­na­tional exchange of apprentices

CAEF pro­motes an unbur­eau­cratic exchange of appren­tices in Europe.

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The European Foundry Industry 2020

Annual stat­ist­ics and national reports by the Com­mis­sion for eco­nom­ics & statistics

Cast­ing — Never end­ing value

The cast­ing pro­cess is used to make com­plex shapes
by pour­ing mol­ten metal into a mould.

Cast­ing industry moves lives

Foundries sup­ply all sec­tors of the mod­ern world, includ­ing the auto­mot­ive, aerospace, power gen­er­a­tion, rail­way, pet­ro­chem­ical, med­ical, defence and marine.

CAEF — The European Foundry Association

Umbrella organ­isa­tion of the European foundry industry, estab­lished in 1953. CAEF deals with eco­nomic, tech­nical, legal, and social issues. Its mem­ber­ship includes the national foundry asso­ci­ations from 22 European countries.


European Foundry Industry Sentiment

European foundries’ expect­a­tions for the next six months are under pres­sure. On the one hand, explod­ing raw mater­ial and energy costs have been accom­pa­ny­ing the com­pan­ies for months. On the other hand, in addi­tion to the semi­con­ductor crisis, the auto­mot­ive industry could soon be con­fron­ted with short­ages in the sup­ply of mag­nesium and alu­minium, just like many non-fer­­rous metal foundries.

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Alarm­ing Raw Mater­i­als and Energy Costs Situation

​Data of unique scope and depth show the impact of the Covid-19 pan­demic on European foundries. While the European pro­duc­tion of non-fer­­rous metals decreased by 19.2 % over­all, the pro­duc­tion of iron, nod­u­lar iron and steel cast­ings decreased by 19.8 % com­pared to 2019.

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General Secretariat
CAEF - The European Foundry Association

Hansaallee 203
40549 Düsseldorf

tel: +49 (0)211 6871 217
fax: +49 (0)211 6871 40217