Focus

 

CAEF - the European Foundry Association - is the alliance of 23 national foundry associations from 22 European countries. The European Foundry Association was established in 1953 and thus belongs to the pioneers of the European unification process. The General Secretariat is situated in Düsseldorf since 1997.

 

It is the statutory mission of CAEF to look into any and all questions that are of impor­tance to the foundry industry, be they economic, technical, legal, or social. At the same time, CAEF implements activities which aim at developing national foundry industries and co-ordinating their shared international interests.

 

In other words: CAEF is a universal organisation which covers the entire variety of casting materials, combining the activities of an industry federation and a technical society of foundries.

 

The activities of CAEF are twofold in principle:

 

Firstly, to endorse the interests of the foundry industry towards European and other institutions and authorities. What is more, CAEF is increasingly being addressed by worldwide partners in all matters relating to the foundry industry of Europe, which in many regions of the world is meanwhile regarded as a single unit.

 

Secondly, the activities of CAEF also focus on pro­moting information exchange among national foundry asso­ciations, and on co-ordinating the activities of national asso­ciations wherever this appears indicated to benefit the in­dustry as a whole.

 

At this stage, CAEF already has its own well-developed institutional structure of co-operation among national foundry associations. That this is indeed so is documented by the existence of numerous commissions, groups, and sections which handle CAEF's practical work.

 

Besides the association organs enumerated below, there is a Committee of Managing Directors and a Secretary General's office, both concentrate mainly on co-ordinating the activi­ties of the various commissions, groups, and sections as well as on representing CAEF in contacts with EU institutions and the public.

 

Activities

The activities of the commissions focus on issues of general interest, i.e. matters concerning the entire foundry industry, independently of national affiliations. At the moment, there are two commissions within CAEF, of which commission no. 2 deals with environmental protection and commission no. 7 with statistics and economic analyses.

 

The organisation of CAEF groups is based on material categories. Currently, there are groups for steel castings  and non-ferrous metal castings. Much of the activity in a group consists of exchanging information about the economic situation prevailing in member countries with regard to casting materials, investigating market and cost developments, and addressing specific problems.  

 

The sections of CAEF represent a category of working groups which, however, are set apart from CAEF groups by the fact that they are product-related. Currently, there are CAEF sections for automotive castings, continuous casting, castings for general engineering, rolls, precision castings and wind turbine castings.

 

 
Working Fields
a - Committee of Managing Directors
Association:CAEF The European Foundry Association
Name:Max Schumacher
Phone:(+49 211) 68 71 217
Telefax:(+49 211) 68 71 40217
EMail:info@caef.eu
 

c - Commission 2 (Environment)
Association:Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (BDG)
Name:Philippe Tallendier (Chairman), Dr Christian Schimansky (Secretary)
Phone:(+49 211) 68 71 200
Telefax:(+49 211) 68 71 40200
EMail:christian.schimansky@caef.eu
 

g - Commission 7 (Statistics)
Association:Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (BDG)
Name:Heiko Lickfett (Chairman)
Phone:(+49 211) 68 71 214
Telefax:(+49 211) 68 71 40214
EMail:info@caef.eu
 

i - Non-Ferrous Metal Castings Group
Association:Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (BDG)
Name:Michel Barbier de La Serre (Chairman) Gerhard Klügge (Secretary)
Phone: (+49 211) 6871 152
Telefax: (+49 211) 6871 409
EMail:gerhard.kluegge@bdguss.de
 

j - Steel Castings Group
Association:Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (BDG)
Name:Marthe Prunier (Chairwoman) Heiko Lickfett (Secretary)
Phone:(+49 211) 68 71 269
Telefax:(+49 211) 68 71 347
EMail:info@caef.eu
 

k - Automotive Castings Section
Association:Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (BDG)
Name:Heiko Lickfett (Secretary)
Phone:(+49 211) 68 71 217
Telefax:(+49 211) 68 71 40217
EMail:info@caef.eu
 

l - Continuous Casting Section
Association:Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (BDG)
Name:Henrik Elmkvist (Chairman) Heiko Lickfett (Secretary)
Phone:(+49 211) 68 71 217
Telefax:(+49 211) 68 71 40217
EMail:info@caef.eu
 

n - Investment Casting Section
Association:Cast Metals Federation
Name:Pam Murrell
Phone:(+44 121) 601 6397
Telefax:(+44 121) 601 6391
EMail:admin@cmfed.co.uk
 

o - Rolls Section
Association:Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (BDG)
Name:Dr Jaxa von Schweinichen (Chairman) Heiko Lickfett (Secretary)
Phone:(+49 211) 68 71 217
Telefax:(+49 211) 68 71 40217
EMail:info@caef.eu
 

p - Wind Turbine Castings Section
Association:Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (BDG)
Name:Dr Roberto Ariotti (Chairman) Heiko Lickfett (Secretary)
Phone:(+49 211) 68 71 217
Telefax:(+49 211) 68 71 40217
EMail:info@caef.eu
 

q - General Engineering Section
Association:Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (BDG)
Name:Xavier Robert-Dehault (Chairman) Heiko Lickfett (Secretary)
Phone:(+49 211) 68 71 217
Telefax:(+49 211) 68 71 40217
EMail:info@caef.eu