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 third CAEF survey clearly shows that the foundry industry will need some time to catch up. In the coming weeks and months, the most important factor will be getting the pandemic back under control. The rising numbers in large parts of Europe are particularly worrying.
After a sharp drop and its lowest level in May, the Business Climate Indicator for the euro area recovered for the third time in a row in August. However, the signs of recovery have so far not been reflected in the mood among foundries. The European Foundry Industry Sentiment, as a result, has recorded a negative sign for the sixth consecutive month since February.
1 October 2020 — 31 October 2020
2 January 2021 — 26 February 2021
10 September 2021