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.

18th October 2019

The Cielffa members met for their Annual Meeting in Brussels on 15th October 2019. It included a visit of the European Parliament and a discussion with the Head of the Office of Mr. Dennis Radtke (CDU), German Member of the European Parliament. Mr. Rey-Baltar as Cielffa President introduced the CIELFFA association and the European cold rolling industry. He emphasized our interests such as a fair supply chain, a balance with powerful buyers and suppliers and the need for good conditions for growth and competition.

The meeting itself took place in the premises of Eurofer/Estep. Dr. Peters, Secretary General of the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP), presented the services and projects of this platform. The work in the working groups and projects is currently dominated by issues such as CO2-neutral production or technologies, energy efficiency and sustainable production. Mr. Schröder from the Technical University of Dortmund presented the ESSA project in which CIELFFA is involved. As a third expert lecture, Ms. Silvia Selandari from Orgalim spoke about the current challenges in European and worldwide trade policy.

Regarding the BREF-documents Mr. Schönemeyer reported that the revision process is in the final stage and the first draft has been released for comment. The last working group meeting of the European Commission is planned from 30th March to 4th April 2020.

In this Annual Meeting Mr. Rey-Baltar (Arania) was reelected for Cielffa-President.


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.