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March 28 2024
The new edition of the magazine forge fonderie is now available to all
For the first time, the magazine will be published electronically, with free direct access HERE, with the option of being informed by email as soon as it is published,
by sending a message to the following address:
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March 22 2024
European Foundry Industry Sentiment, February 2024

European Foundry Industry Sentiment, February 2024:
Following a rise for the second month straight, FISI now
stands at 94 index points.
In February 2024, the European Foundry Industry Sentiment Indicator (FISI) experienced a
pleasing surge, with an uptick to 94.0 index points. This development reflects the second
consecutive increase for the FISI, the index experiences an increase of 1.1 points, settling at
94.0 compared to 92.9 in the previous month.
The current uptick in sentiment may partly be attributed to a moderation in the situation across
procurement markets, contributing to a mild easing of pressures. The pricing dynamics of raw
materials have settled into a new normal, persisting at levels that exceed those observed prior
to the onset of the pandemic. However, it is essential to highlight that the overall situation
remains tense, with considerable obstacles still to overcome. The industry faces ongoing
challenges like fluctuating demand and global economic uncertainties. These factors
underscore the fragility of the current improvement and emphasize the need for sustained
efforts to stabilize and strengthen the sector. While the small improvement in February is a
positive sign, it's important to remember that the European foundry industry still has a tough
road ahead. Staying alert and taking proactive steps will be vital to deal with the ongoing
challenges and ensure that the industry stays strong in the face of adversity.
Meanwhile the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) remains unchanged at -0.42 index points,
mirroring its value from January. This marks the eighth consecutive month that the BCI has
lingered below the critical threshold of 0 index points. Once again, the negative trend in the
BCI primarily stems from the assessment of export order-book levels, a reflection of persistent
challenges in this aspect. The ongoing geopolitical tensions in regions such as the Middle East
and Ukraine continue to exert significant influence on this trajectory, contributing to the sustained stagnation in the BCI.
The FISI – European Foundry Industry Sentiment Indicator – is the earliest available composite indicator providing information on the European foundry industry performance. It is published by CAEF the European Foundry Association every month and is based on survey responses of the European foundry industry. The CAEF members are asked to give their assessment of the current business situation in the foundry sector and their expectations for the next six months.
The BCI – Business Climate Indicator – is an indicator published by the European Commission. The BCI evaluates development conditions of the manufacturing sector in the euro area every month and uses five balances of opinion from industry survey: production trends, order books, export order books, stocks and production expectations.
Please find the chart enclosed or combined with additional information at

Background information on CAEF:
CAEF is the umbrella organisation of the national European foundry associations. The organisation, founded in 1953, has 22 European member states and works to promote the economical, technical, legal and social interests of the European foundry industry. At the same time, CAEF implements activities which aim at developing national foundry industries and co-ordinating their shared international interests. The General Secretariat is situated in Düsseldorf since 1997.
CAEF represents 4 400 European foundries. Nearly 260 000 employees are generating a turnover of 39 billion Euro. European foundries are recruiting 20 000 workers and engineers per year. The main customer industries are e.g. the automotive, the general engineering and the building industries as well as the electrical engineering industry. No industrial sector exists without using casted components.

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February 23 2024

For the third time since its creation in 2018, the Fédération Forge Fonderie is partnering Castforge to bring together around thirty French forges and foundries in a "Forge and Foundry Village", which will be exhibiting in Stuttgart from 4 to 6 June 2024.
In Baden-Württemberg, a region with a long tradition of industrial subcontracting, our European neighbours and friends will also be present, along with CAEF, now EFF (European Foundry Federation), and EUROFORGE.
We look forward to seeing you in Stuttgart in June.

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January 26 2024

Veuillez télécharcher le cataloguer par ICI ou sur le site du CETIM

Pour aider les entreprises à trouver le parcours pédagogique adapté au profil de leurs salariés, le Cetim sera à votre écoute et vous orientera dans les solutions de formations possibles.
N’hésitez pas à contacter Laurent Parin, Référent Formations Forge Fonderie :

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November 21 2023
Guide to good energy practice and decarbonisation now available

The Federation Forge and Foundry, in conjunction with CETIAT, GRDF, Allice, CETIM and GRTgaz, has drawn up a guide to good energy practice and decarbonisation in forges and foundries (downloadable here 6.7 MB).

This guide consists of 18 action sheets divided into two themes: technical actions on furnaces and heating tools, and organisational or design actions. The sheets are designed to be highly operational, and are intended to help teams in the field and at management level to take simple, low-cost action to improve the energy efficiency and decarbonisation of their processes.

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Information about the professions in forge and foundry
L’ensemble des informations sur la pandémie actuelle et ses conséquences économiques, spécialement pour les entreprises adhérentes sont communiquées au fil de l’eau, actualisées, sur la plateforme adhérents à la rubrique « Communication »
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Projet de BREF Forges et Fonderies
Le BREF Forges et fonderies est actuellement en cours de révision par la Commission européenne, les Etats membres et les fédérations professionnelles européennes. La Fédération Forge Fonderie, membre du CAEF et d’EuroForge, représente les entreprises françaises et contribue activement à ce travail. L’application du BREF actuel, publié en 2005, est facultative. Avec le BREF révisé, les forges et les fonderies soumises à la directive IED auront l’obligation de mettre en œuvre les meilleures techniques disponibles (MTD) rassemblées dans ce document, ou des techniques d’une performance environnementale équivalente. Le premier projet du futur BREF, un document de 813 pages écrit par la Commission européenne, a été diffusé aux membres du groupe de travail en février 2023 pour qu’ils soumettent leurs commentaires et propositions de modifications. Contactez-nous pour avoir des informations : Nicolas Créon, Responsable Environnement Hygiène & Sécurité à notre Fédération
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La revue Forge et Fonderie n° 37
Au sommaire de ce nouveau numéro :

- Jumeaux numériques : le projet JENII cherche à innover dans la formation aux procédés de fabrication.
- Approche multi-échelles en métallugie numérique.
- Panorama des études menées par le CETIM pour les professionnels de la Fonderie.

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The Fédération Forge Fonderie is the French professional organization of metal shaping industries through forging, casting, metal additive manufacturing and related machining.

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