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 CAEF Yearbook presents an overview of relevant data in unique depth and scope for the European Foundry Industry. A glance at the data shows that climate policy is more important than ever and that the structural changes that the manufacturing industry is experiencing in this context have already affected European foundries before the current Covid-19 pandemic. Balanced political framework conditions are therefore crucial to help foundries to emerge stronger from the transformation process, which is gathering momentum, as an important cornerstone of the circular economy and an innovative component of the manufacturing industry.
After the European Foundry Sentiment Indicator (FISI) has shown a negative sign in each of the past 6 months, this trend stopped in September. However, the psychologically important change of direction does not indicate an economic turnaround.
1 October 2020 — 31 October 2020
2 January 2021 — 26 February 2021
10 September 2021