Inter­na­tional exchange of apprentices

CAEF pro­motes an unbur­eau­cratic exchange of appren­tices in Europe.

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The European Foundry Industry 2019

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

In July the European Foundry Sen­ti­ment Indic­ator (FISI) dropped for the first time since exactly one year. TThis devel­op­ment does not yet rep­res­ent a clear set­back. Nev­er­the­less, in par­tic­u­lar the high raw mater­ial prices and the still tense situ­ation in logist­ics as well as the prob­lems in the vehicle con­struc­tion industry are impact­ing the sen­ti­ment among European foundries.

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European Foundry Industry Sentiment

In June the European Foundry Sen­ti­ment Indic­ator (FISI) con­tin­ues its recov­ery for the sev­enth con­sec­ut­ive month. The driv­ing force behind this pos­it­ive devel­op­ment is the good assess­ment of the cur­rent busi­ness situ­ation. Expect­a­tions for the com­ing six months, mean­while, did not increase sig­ni­fic­antly, but remain at a high level.

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General Secretariat
CAEF - The European Foundry Association

Hansaallee 203
40549 Düsseldorf

tel: +49 (0)211 6871 217
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