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 dis­cusses the key chal­lenges of the crisis

To exchange ideas dur­ing one of the most chal­len­ging eco­nomic crises since dec­ades more than 80 rep­res­ent­at­ives of European foundries and foundry asso­ci­ations met in Paris on 22 and 23 Septem­ber at the CAEF Sum­mit 2022. The two-day pro­gramme included present­a­tions by experts on vari­ous facets of the crisis, but also on perspectives.

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European Foundry Industry Sentiment

The FISI is still stable in the hol­i­day month of August. How­ever, with the onset of the heat­ing sea­son and a steady slow­down in the eco­nomy, the com­ing period is expec­ted to be extremely rough. Thus, more and more busi­nesses are now being really hit by energy costs as old con­tracts expire and the num­ber of those who have to pro­duce under the new con­di­tions is now stead­ily increasing.

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General Secretariat
CAEF - The European Foundry Association

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40549 Düsseldorf

tel: +49 (0)211 6871 217
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