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

While the sanc­tions against Rus­sia were stead­ily tightened in March and April, the prob­lems in the sup­ply chains and the adjust­ments in the prices for input mater­i­als are becom­ing more and more appar­ent for European foundries. In addi­tion to the war, global dis­rup­tions in the logist­ics industry have also increased due to the harsh Corona lock­down in China. The FISI drops 2.7 points in April, the largest decline since the Covid-19 out­break in Europe in March 2020.

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European Foundry Industry Sentiment

The war in Ukraine cre­ates con­sid­er­able uncer­tainty, caus­ing the FISI to drop in March. This is so far less related to a worsened assess­ment of cur­rent busi­ness situ­ation but rather to pess­im­istic expect­a­tions for the upcom­ing six months.

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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