Inter­na­tional exchange of apprentices

CAEF pro­motes an unbur­eau­cratic exchange of appren­tices in Europe.

Image & Video Library

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 Year­book 2019 published

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.

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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