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.

On April 10, 2019, the meeting of the German and European Cold Rolling Association FVK and CIELFFA took place in the steel center in Düsseldor. One of the topics was ‘The Circular Flat Steel Economy’. The participants discussed current aspects such as the EU's future legal requirements for the automotive industry regarding CO2 emissions. They will gain in importance for the entire supply chain in the future. The speaker Mr. Dr. Pillkahn (PROASSORT) illustrated the challenges and key factors for the transition of the metals (processing) industry to a value-added-optimised circular economy. In addition, Mr. RA Regula spoke about the Corporate Code of Conduct and IATF 16949 as well as the resulting requirements for quality management. He pointed out possible consequences resulting from a violation of organisational obligations.

At the meeting Mr. Schönemeyer informed about the first draft of the FMB BREF. The final version of the FMP BREF is expected to be published in 2020.

The working group spokesmen reported on standardisation projects and from the Quality Management and Occupational Health & Safety Working Groups. The Quality Management Working Group will revise the 0-defect brochure. The Health & Safety Working Group reported on the activities in the context of the TRGS 505. FVK-members are now within the scope of this Technical Rule for Hazardous Substances, which specifically concerns protective measures to avoid and minimise the exposure to lead and lead containing materials. These activities are part of the so-called OSHA campaign (Link: ), which aims to raise awareness posed by dangerous substances in the workplace and to promote a culture of risk prevention. The European Cold Rolling Association is official partner of this campaign (

Juan Ramis (Arania) is new CIELFFA-President, Michael Ullrich (Bilstein) is new Chairman of Technical Committee

20th October 2020

Today the Cielffa members elected a new President as well as a Chairman of the TeCo. The office of President is now held by Mr. Juan Ramis, Managing Director, Arania (Spain), successor to Mr. Rey-Baltar, who has resigned from the presidency due to his retirement. Mr. Michael Ullrich, CTO, Bilstein Group (Germany) will head the Technical Committee from now on. We are looking forward to our future cooperation!



Webmeeting on 20th October 2020, 10-12 a.m.


We invite all members for a webmeeting!

Main topics on the agenda are:

  • Automobile market -  developments and future scenarios (Dr. Foltz, pwc strategy&)
  • EU trade policy – e.g. current issues on steel safeguards, carbon border adjustment mechanisms, BREXIT (Ms. Selandari, Orgalim)
  • BREF (Mr. Schoenemeyer)
  • Election of President / Chairman TeCo



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


The new date of the event will be 5 – 9 September 2021. The location of Milan and the event venue will remain the same.

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.