Meeting in Vitoria-Gasteiz of the foundry steels group of CAEF (The European Foundry Association).
On April 7 and 8, the meeting of the CAEF Foundry Steel Group was held in Vitoria, Spain..
This meeting was attended by 21 European foundries, FEAF (Federación Española de Asociaciones de Fundidores) and the Federation Forge Fonderie of France. Foundries from Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey and Romania were represented.
At the meeting, each attendee shared with the group the assessment of the current situation, relevant facts and expectations for the near future. CAEF provided extensive information on the global economic situation and the sectoral situation of European steel foundries. They also discussed the global situation of steel production in Europe in the face of Chinese competition, in aspects such as fair competition, quality and reliability of the European product, the European product brand, etc.
In addition to the working meeting, we were able to enjoy a guided tour of the old part of Vitoria-Gasteiz, visit the restoration works of the Old Cathedral and enjoy an excellent dinner at the Portalón restaurant.
During the second day we visited the Castmetal Vitoria foundry, located in the Industrial Park of Júndiz (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
CAEF (The European Foundry Association), created in 1953, is the umbrella organization of the European Foundry Industry. Its members include foundry associations from more than 20 European countries.
We would like to thank and congratulate the organizers for a very interesting conference for the sector as well as for the pleasant visit to the city.