About us

143 Members

102 Foundries

41 Suppliers

11 Autonomous Communities

FEAF objectives

To be the body of representation, management and defense of the common interests of the companies in the sector. To improve the competitiveness of companies of the sector through cooperative actions on issues of importance to the industry, whether economic, technical, legal or social.

Sectoral data

Production

Iron82%727.618
Non ferrous11%65.269
Steel7%98.092
Total tons890.979

Foundries

Iron34%36
Non ferrous40%42
Steel26%28
Total foundries106

Employment

Iron52%6.876
Non ferrous28%3.783
Steel20%2.626
Total people13.285

Turnover

Iron53%1.125
Non ferrous29%622
Steel18%393
Total million €2.140

Exports

Iron80%478.774
Non ferrous11%68.301
Steel18%52.174
Total tons599.249

Production by sectors

Automobile58%
Valves12%
Wind11%
Construction3%
Railway2%
Die-cutter2%
Agricultural2%
Machine tool2%
Household appliances1%
Public works1%
Mining1%
Electrical1%
Oil & Gas1%
Naval1%
Others2%

A bit of history

1962

The Association of Smelters of Vizcaya is constituted. On this basis, in 1978 the Foundry Association of the Basque Country and Navarra (AFV) was constituted as a body of representation, management and defense of the common interests of companies in a traditional sector in the Basque Country, the Foundry Sector.

1997

The AFV agrees with the Foundry Association of Catalonia (AFC), the other focal point of the Sector in Spain, to set up the Spanish Federation of Foundry Associations (FEAF). FEAF has its head office in Bilbao, in the headquarters of the AFV, and both organisations share the same resources, not only material but also human. 

1998

FEAF assumes the Secretariat of the Spanish Die Casting Technical and Development Association (TEDFUN). In this way the TEDFUN´s companies are part of FEAF.

Representation of the sector in the Institutions

FEAF is recognized by all Administrations as the representative of the Foundry Sector in Spain.

FEAF is member of the European Foundry Association CAEF, the umbrella organization of the European Foundry industry, represented by the national foundry associations of 22 European countries.