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Profile of registrant

CAEF The European Foundry Association

Identification number in the register: 07813897843-74
Registration date: 26/01/12 13:11:13

The information on this organisation was last modified on 12/01/15 15:50:16
The date of the last annual update was 05/01/15 16:34:46

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: CAEF The European Foundry Association
Acronym: CAEF
Legal status: association étrangère (French law)
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  M. Niyazi Akdas, M.Sc.
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Max Schumacher
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 203 c/o BDG Hansaallee 
Düsseldorf 40549
Telephone number: (+49) 2116871217
Fax number: (+49) 211687140217
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: CAEF - the European Foundry Association - is the alliance of 22 national foundry associations from 21 European countries. The European Foundry Association was established in 1953. 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

All topics that matter for European foundries, especially energy, environment related (Emission Trading Scheme, BREF-note), member of NePSi (The European network on Silica)

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Internal Market
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 12/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.