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. 750 exhib­it­ors from 34 coun­tries and vis­it­ors from all over the world met at EUROGUSS for intens­ive exchange and dis­cus­sions. Also most of the CAEF foundry mem­ber asso­ci­ations had a booth or vis­ited the trade fair and took the oppor­tun­ity for in-per­son meetings.

This is a pos­it­ive sign, espe­cially con­sid­er­ing the weak indus­trial eco­nomic situ­ation. Foundries have a cau­tiously optim­istic view towards the future. The European industry is in a trans­ition phase with regard to the auto­mot­ive industry and its sup­pli­ers, which will make changes in the foundry industry very likely. In par­tic­u­lar, new com­pon­ent areas for elec­tric mobil­ity are inter­est­ing fields of action for the die-cast­ing industry. Latest products and innov­a­tions were presen­ted to vis­it­ors at EUROGUSS.

Over­all, the foundry industry seems to be well advised to face the chal­lenges with intel­li­gence and foresight by devel­op­ing tech­nical solu­tions and innov­a­tions. In addi­tion, new mobil­ity con­cepts and envir­on­mental tech­no­logy will con­tinue to offer a wide range of oppor­tun­it­ies for the cast­ing industry. Some foundries are already pre­par­ing for a dynamic future with invest­ment projects.

CAEF Con­tact:

Sophie Stef­fen
phone: +49 211 68 71 — 301

General Secretariat
CAEF - The European Foundry Association

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40549 Düsseldorf

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