Europäischer Verband der nationalen Fachverbände der Kaltbandhersteller.


... the European Federation of the National Associations of Cold Rolled Narrow Steel Strip Producers.

... est une association européenne regroupant les syndicats nationaux des lamineurs à froid.

12th  October 2018

Nearly 40 participants attended the CIELFFA Annual Meeting on 9/10. October 2018 in Bilbao in Spain. On the first day the working meeting was held during which Mr. Andrés Barcelo, Director of the Spanish CIELFFA member association UNESID, spoke about the steel market and the current state of trade restrictions. Subsequently Mr. Lorente, Technical Director of the AIC - Automotive Intelligence Center - gave an overview of the Basque automotive industry, the current global trends and the possible strategies of the industry. The participants got a foretaste of the visit of the center the following day. During the tour through the Automotive Intelligence Center the participants received a concrete impression of the projects in the fields of electromobility, autonomous driving, integral safety and connectivity as well as smart and advanced manufacturing.

In addition Mr. Brachhäuser (C.D. Wälzholz), as head of the Standards Working Group, reported on the revision of EN 10132. The working group has revised the technical part of the standard. This revision has now been sent to the relevant DIN Iron and Steel Standards Committee which will finalise the revision of the official draft. Afterwards further coordination will still be necessary between the participating European countries before the final standard is able to be published. 


6th SCT - International Conference on Steels in Cars and Trucks

On 14-18th June there will be the 6th SCT - International Conference on Steels in Cars and Truck in Milan/Italy. The conference contains more than 150 presentations from industry and research. The motto is ‘Bringing the automotive, supplier and steel industries together’. This reinforces what the modern steel industry is all about: partnerships across value chains being made up of industry, research and development professionals. The second motto of SCT 2020 is: ‘Future trends in steel development, processing technologies and applications’.

The main topics are

  • Steel Components in Cars and Trucks
  • Manufacturing of Components
  • New high performance Steels
  • Modelling, Simulation and Testing
  • Special Topic: LIGHTWEIGHT forging

500 experts from all over the world are expected to be part of the 6th SCT in Milan, Italy. SCT does not only offer you a high quality program, but also important representatives of international business in the exhibition. For more information:

Get a 10%-discount on the participation fee using the special booking link for FVK and CIELFFA members.



Save-the-Date: Meeting of Technical Committee of FVK and CIELFFA

06th February 2020

The next Meeting of of Technical Committee of FVK and CIELFFA will take place on Monday, 27th April 2020 in Duesseldorf/Germany - Stahlzentrum/Steel Institute at 10:30 h. As a speaker we can already announce Dr.-Ing. Luengen (Executive Member of the Managing Board, Stahlinstitut VDEh – Steel Institute). The detailed agenda will send to our members in due time.


Annual Meeting in Brussels with visit of European Parliament

18th October 2019

The Cielffa members met for their Annual Meeting in Brussels on 15th October 2019. It included a visit of the European Parliament and a discussion with the Head of the Office of Mr. Dennis Radtke (CDU), German Member of the European Parliament. Mr. Rey-Baltar as Cielffa President introduced the CIELFFA association and the European cold rolling industry. He emphasized our interests such as a fair supply chain, a balance with powerful buyers and suppliers and the need for good conditions for growth and competition.

The meeting itself took place in the premises of Eurofer/Estep. Dr. Peters, Secretary General of the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP), presented the services and projects of this platform. The work in the working groups and projects is currently dominated by issues such as CO2-neutral production or technologies, energy efficiency and sustainable production. Mr. Schröder from the Technical University of Dortmund presented the ESSA project in which CIELFFA is involved. As a third expert lecture, Ms. Silvia Selandari from Orgalim spoke about the current challenges in European and worldwide trade policy.

Regarding the BREF-documents Mr. Schönemeyer reported that the revision process is in the final stage and the first draft has been released for comment. The last working group meeting of the European Commission is planned from 30th March to 4th April 2020.

In this Annual Meeting Mr. Rey-Baltar (Arania) was reelected for Cielffa-President.