Sector benchmark for the foundry industry

The German Foundry Day has become an established sector benchmark with a lighthouse function for the foundry industry. For the first time after a break of several years, the foundry industry will be meeting again in early May 2022 – focusing on the Casting 2035’ scenario among other things.


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The last time that the sector met was for the foundry technical conference in Salzburg in 2018. The Foundry Day 2020, planned to take place in Aachen, had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic – now the sector will meet in the MCC Halle Münsterland on 5 and 6 May 2022. The host and organizer is the German Foundry Association (BDG) located in the Haus der Gießerei-Industrie (HdGI) in Düsseldorf.

Germany’s foundrymen are meeting in dramatic times: since the end of February, the two years of the pandemic has seamlessly segued into the Ukraine crisis. Topics such as disruption of worldwide supply chains, shortages, exploding raw material prices, and galloping energy costs determine the agendas of companies that are also worrying about their indispensable supply of gas.

“The times are making many demands on our industry – and we very clearly feel that foundrymen want to meet each other personally again to talk about them. The German Foundry Day offers the perfect platform for this,” according to Max Schumacher, Managing Director of the BDG. “Although the Foundry Day has traditionally had a strong technical core, our concept takes into account the developments of the last four years: it’s about current and future topics.”

After Germany and the EU sketched out their path to climate neutrality, many of the event’s sessions correspondingly involve specialist presentations by sector experts on topics such as sustainability, transformation, innovation and digitalization. The BDG kicks off the Deutschen Gießereitag by presenting the study they commissioned, “Casting 2035 – New Perspectives for the Foundry Industry”, to a broader specialist public for the first time. This is about how the revolutionary transformation to climate neutrality offers potentials for Germany’s foundry industry.

Registration for the German Foundry Day 2022 is possible under the following link:


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BDG - Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie e. V.

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