Inter­na­tional exchange of appren­tices

CAEF pro­motes an unbur­eau­cratic exchange of appren­tices in Europe.

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The European Foundry Industry 2018

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.


The Role of the European Foundry Industry for the Auto­mot­ive Sec­tor dur­ing COVID-19

CAEF calls for a stim­u­la­tion of demand while com­ply­ing with the CO2-emis­­sion goals of the EU Green Deal: From the 16.8 mil­lion tons of cast­ings annu­ally pro­duced by CAEF mem­ber states more than half goes into new vehicles. In addi­tion, the pro­duc­tion of machines and other engin­eer­ing com­pon­ents from cast­ing adds to the share of car man­u­fac­tur­ers. How­ever, cur­rent cus­tom­ers’ restraint from pur­chas­ing new vehicles rein­forces the already grave fin­an­cial dis­tress. There­fore, the main ques­tion is how to stim­u­late demand without jeop­ard­iz­ing the ambi­tious but cru­cial CO2-emis­­sion goals of the EU Green Deal.

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European Foundry Industry Sen­ti­ment

While the coronavirus spread around Europe, the COVID-19 pan­demic affected the health care and the socio-eco­­­nomic sys­tems of the European coun­tries to vary­ing neg­at­ive extents. Accord­ingly, the European Foundry Industry Sen­ti­ment con­tin­ued to decline in April 2020, after the mood already worsened in March.

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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