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.
While the coronavirus spread around Europe, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the health care and the socio-economic systems of the European countries to varying negative extents. Accordingly, the European Foundry Industry Sentiment continued to decline in April 2020, after the mood already worsened in March.
Before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, expectations indicated an end to the industrial slowdown. But in March the European Foundry Industry Sentiment Indicator decreased.
5 June 2020 — 6 June 2020
1 September 2020 — 30 September 2020
4 September 2020 — 11 September 2020