Inter­na­tional exchange of apprentices

CAEF pro­motes an unbur­eau­cratic exchange of appren­tices in Europe.

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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

The European Foundry Industry Sen­ti­ment Indic­ator (FISI) records the second decrease in a row. Rat­ing of 0.5 index points lower than in March, the index reaches a value of 103.3 points in April. 

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Apply now for the EUROPEAN FOUNDRY WOMEN’S AWARD 2023!

The foundry industry needs the tal­ent of the new gen­er­a­tion to ful­fil its key role in the green trans­ition of the European industry. Women must be part of this strategy, because more than ever it will be the integ­ra­tion of the tal­ents of all that will help to address the import­ant chal­lenges that we have to face in the trans­form­a­tion of our indus­tries and our eco­nom­ies towards a more sus­tain­able future.
CAEF there­fore calls on you to par­ti­cip­ate in the EUROPEAN FOUNDRY WOMEN’S AWARD 2023.

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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