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. 


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.