Benefits of membership

The Cast Metals Federation works to foster development, collaboration and innovation in the UK casting industry, in partnership with businesses and stakeholders, to promote good practice and represent the Best of British casting across the globe.

CMF represents Members’ interests at local, regional, national and international levels, promoting the UK industry as a whole, influencing discussions with government bodies and negotiating on the financial and operational legislation that affects us all.

In addition, collective membership initiatives enable the CMF to undertake activity beyond the resources of the individual members, but which take the whole industry forward competitively, technically, environmentally and legally.

CMF Benefits to Members include:

  • Promotion of the ‘Best of British Casting’
  • Representation at Government level, influencing and informing legislation
  • Guiding and informing Members on Environmental, H&S, Statistics, Markets, Raw Materials Supply Issues, Contracts and Benchmarking
  • Channels for Legal and Insurance Advice
  • Free employment law and HR service
  • Access to competitive energy deals for long term planning and security
  • Support with R&D tax credits, capital gains allowances and grants
  • Competitive liability insurance quotes
  • Networking opportunities
  • Enquiry service exclusively for Members
  • Health and safety enquiry service, for Members

Full list of Services

  • A Monthly Market Report to keep abreast of News and Developments affecting the Industry – information on the latest state of industry in the UK, European Union and Worldwide with items covering the economic situation, upcoming international projects and new and existing opportunities.
  • Stronger relations with UK Government Departments BEIS (formerly Dti) and DEFRA
  • Listing on the free on-line Foundry Directory with ‘Find a Foundry’ search facility
  • Listing in Foundry Handbook
  • Environmental Watch – early notification to members of impending legislation. Vigorous representation of Member’s interests.
  • Representation on appropriate CAEF (European Foundry Trade Body) Committees and involvement in CAEF initiatives.
  • Competitive Insurance Premiums – with Towergate Insurance to secure advantageous terms on business insurance. Free risk assessment for Members.
  • Business Support Line provided by Croner Business Support Helpline on Tax, VAT, PAYE, Employment and HR, H&S and Commercial Legal.
  • Access to free advice on energy plus competitive energy deals for long term planning and security.
  • Networking opportunities to share good practice and industry innovation
  • Regional Meetings held at locations throughout the UK, often combined with company visits and supplier presentations.
  • Sector meetings specifically targeted with talks on subjects of interest
  • Seminars on subjects of interest – i.e. Energy Saving
  • British Standards – discounted price for Members and regular standards updates
  • Technical Assistance and help with technical enquiries
  • Involvement with European Legislation and Initiatives.
  • Promotion of the Use of Castings and access to selected exhibitions at reduced rates
  • Specialist committees covering Cost, Training, Health and Safety.
  • Metal Price Watch – monitoring and recording of Ferrous and Non Ferrous metal prices and availability.
  • Scrap price monitoring.
  • Marketing and Statistical information

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