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

After the sig­ni­fic­ant drop due to Rus­si­a’s inva­sion of Ukraine, the busi­ness cli­mate of the European foundries is sta­bil­ising for the time being, des­pite all the uncer­tain­ties. While the assess­ment of the cur­rent busi­ness situ­ation is slightly declin­ing, the expect­a­tions for the com­ing six months are improv­ing mod­er­ately. The his­toric drop of the FISI in recent weeks was, how­ever, due to the lat­ter. The fact that com­pan­ies’ expect­a­tions are rid­ing a roller­coaster given the great uncer­tain­ties is one of the few things that is moment­ar­ily certain.

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European Foundry Industry Sentiment

The European Foundry Industry Sen­ti­ment Indic­ator (FISI) increased by 0.6 points in May and reaches a value of 106.1 points. After the highest loss since the out­break of corona pan­demic in Europe in March 2020 the FISI has slightly recovered.
After the decline in the pre­vi­ous months was caused by a war-related drop in busi­ness expect­a­tions for the upcom­ing six months, European foundries are now increas­ingly exper­i­en­cing some pos­it­ive effects on their busi­ness situation.

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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