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 2020

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.


European Foundry Industry Sentiment

After recent signs of a com­pre­hens­ive slow­down, steel, iron and non-fer­­rous metal foundries assessed the cur­rent situ­ation in Decem­ber as sig­ni­fic­antly bet­ter than in the pre­vi­ous month. Expect­a­tions for the upcom­ing six months do not, how­ever, take this select­ive assess­ment into account.

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New CAEF pres­id­ent Chiara Danieli with full agenda in key year for European foundry industry

At the turn of the year, the CAEF pres­id­ency passed from Ignacio De la Peña to Chiara Danieli. In addi­tion to the cur­rent chal­lenges regard­ing the avail­ab­il­ity of raw mater­i­als and costs of energy, there is no lack of stra­tegic demands she will have to push for­ward together with the CAEF Gen­eral Sec­ret­ariat and in close align­ment with other European foundry associations.

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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