Inter­na­tional exchange of apprentices

CAEF pro­motes an unbur­eau­cratic exchange of appren­tices in Europe.

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Select images and videos from the foundry industry, all free to use for edit­or­ial and edu­ca­tional purposes.

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

Con­tinu­ing prob­lems in the global sup­ply chains and the related prob­lems in the auto­mot­ive industry in par­tic­u­lar threaten to limit the recov­ery of the foundry industry and do not bode well for the first quarter of 2022. Mean­while, the hor­rendous costs for raw mater­i­als and energy are caus­ing tre­mend­ous dif­fi­culties in eco­nomic pro­duc­tion for the energy-intens­ive foundry industry at the begin­ning of winter. This con­stel­la­tion is reflec­ted in the sharpest month-to-month decline of the FISI since April 2020.

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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