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.
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.
Raw Material and Energy Prices: Existential threat to the European Foundry Industry — Call for Bilateral Agreements
Prices for raw materials, energy and logistics have soared on a broad front while an increasing number of input factors is prone to run out of European stocks within the next weeks. Forwarding these unavoidable cost increases is however not taken for granted.
16 December 2021
16 September 2022