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.