About us

143 Members

101 Foundries

42 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 2021

Production

Iron82%782.855
Non ferrous11%100.876
Steel7%69.179
Total tons952.910

Foundries

Iron34%36
Non ferrous40%43
Steel26%28
Total foundries107

Employment

Iron52%6.890
Non ferrous28%3.762
Steel20%2.670
Total people13.322

Turnover

Iron53%1.272
Non ferrous29%687
Steel18%422
Total million €2.381

Exports

Iron80%506.768
Non ferrous11%68.063
Steel9%56.318
Total tons631.149

Production by sectors

Automobile56%
Valves13%
Wind10%
Construction3%
Agricultural3%
Machine tool2%
Railway2%
Die-cutter2%
Household appliances1%
Public works1%
Mining1%
Naval1%
Electrical1%
Others4%

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.