Inter­na­tional exchange of appren­tices

CAEF pro­motes an unbur­eau­cratic exchange of appren­tices in Europe.

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Select images and videos from the foundry industry, all free to use for edit­or­ial and edu­ca­tional pur­poses.

The European Foundry Industry 2018

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.


CAEF Rep­res­ent­ing the European Foundry Industry in Seville

Dur­ing a two-day work­shop final­ising the ques­tion­naire for data col­lec­tion in the con­text of the revi­sion of the Best Avail­able Tech­niques (BREF doc­u­ment) for foundries and smither­ies, CAEF´s focus was to provide tech­nical input as well as to avoid unne­ces­sary enhance­ment of the sur­vey.

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Suc­cess­ful Visit at EUROGUSS 2020

The EUROGUSS 2020 trade fair from 14–16 Janu­ary 2020 in Nurem­berg, Ger­many, was very suc­cess­ful. Every two years the fair offers a plat­form to dis­cuss trends as well as per­spect­ives for the inter­na­tional light metal, die-cast­ing and grav­ity die-cast­ing industry. Most of the CAEF foundry mem­ber asso­ci­ations had a booth or vis­ited the trade fair and took the oppor­tun­ity for in-per­­son meet­ings.

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General Secretariat
CAEF - The European Foundry Association

Hansaallee 203
40549 Düsseldorf

tel: +49 (0)211 6871 217
fax: +49 (0)211 6871 40217