Foundry products are usually important supplies for other branches of industry, such as vehicle construction and mechanical engineering, which makes them of great economic importance. Other customers include the construction industry and the aerospace industry. Foundries increasingly supply their customers with completely finished parts or ready-to-install assemblies. Foundries often undertake fundamental research and development work in production, which in the meantime often leads to development and series partnerships between foundries and their customers.
Within the framework of new technologies such as additive and generative manufacturing processes, development in lightweight construction, but also recycling and sustainability, the foundry and forging industry faces exciting challenges and innovations. In addition, the diversified customer structure continues to be a stabilizing factor for the economic development of the industry.