About us

142 Members

96 Foundries

46 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

Iron81%793.860
Non ferrous11%103.627
Steel8%77.318
Total tons974.805

Foundries

Iron33%35
Non ferrous42%44
Steel25%27
Total foundries106

Employment

Iron51%6.844
Non ferrous29%3.894
Steel20%2.694
Total people13.432

Turnover

Iron56%1.641
Non ferrous27%799
Steel17%517
Total million €2.957

Exports

Iron79%499.665
Non ferrous11%69.916
Steel10%61.251
Total tons630.832

Production by sectors

Automóvil60%
Valvulería12%
Eólica8%
Otros4%
Construcción3%
Ferrocarril3%
Máquina herramienta2%
Agrícola2%
Electrodomésticos1%
Eléctrica1%
Química1%
Obras públicas1%
Minería1%
Naval1%

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.