IDRA GOLDEN SPONSOR OF IFF !!! International Foundry Forum - The Key Event for CEOs

IDRA GOLDEN SPONSOR OF IFF !!!   International Foundry Forum - The Key Event for CEOs


 International Foundry Forum - The Key Event for CEOs

The intention of this biennial forum is to inform on essent...


 International Foundry Forum - The Key Event for CEOs

The intention of this biennial forum is to inform on essential market and business trends with interest to the foundry industry and to give participants an opportunity for lively discussions. Therefore the International Foundry Forum offers a platform to CEOs of leading foundries to communicate intensively with their business partners from the suppliers as well as the major casting users sectors. CAEF - The European Foundry Association and CEMAFON - The European Foundry Equipment Suppliers Association jointly organise the IFF. Participation is possible on personal invitation only.

The International Foundry Forum is the ' Summit ' of the Foundry World. It is the gathering of the CEOs world wide, of important casting users, ferrous and non-ferrous foundries, foundry equipment and consumable suppliers as well as high-level association representatives. Their main target is to increase the marketing opportunities for metal castings in competition with other processes and products in a global business environment.

This goal is much better achieved by joint efforts of the market players and has to be supported by a common understanding of the market trends by all parties involved.




'It was really a fantastic event for us' this was the first comment made by Riccardo ferrario - General Manager of IDRA Group, one of the golden sponsor of IFF.


'Location, organization, number of guests and level of the speakers: outstanding' , continues Ferrario. 'it was a very important moment for companies like Idra that are growing at a fantastic speed despite of the general critical economical situation worldwide.


In fact we had the opportunity to meet most of the foundry CEOs and some important representatives of the Automotive Industries; during the event we could exchange opinion on the present and future market trends, and I have a confirmation that Idra is moving on the right path.


The OEMs are forced to renew their products by finding solution that permits to reduce  CO2 emission and respect the future more severe limits. New engine families with more aluminum parts, hybrid and full electrical cars, and Al Mg structural part applications for body & white and suspension group are now developed by all OEMs.


The consequence is that our customers will need HPDC machines with higher performance, specifically of the injection unit that must be more stable and capable to reach 10 m/sec second phase speed.


Idra has already developed such injection unit with its OLS and OLR specifically designed for that products and this is the reason why we lead  this market.'


 Dear IFF Sponsors and Media Partners,

dear IDRA Group,

We would like to thank you personally and on behalf of CEMAFON for sponsoring our International Foundry Forum 2014 in Venice (IT). The Forum has become the most important event world-wide
for the foundry industry and again had a very positive feedback.

We are convinced that your company image will benefit from your participation and can contribute to the 'good health' of our industry sector. We are sure that this high-level networking
and sharing of market information helps to elaborate individual strategies for your company.

As announced, the presentations that are approved by the speakers may be downloaded at the exclusive area of by using IFF2014X as password.

Thank you again for your support.


Gabriele Galante                                 Dr Timo Würz
President                                         General Secretary