About Us

FUNDIGEX, The Casting Exporters’ Association of Spain, is a non-profit organisation, founded by a group of foundries in 1985, with the objective of promoting the exports and the internationalisation of the Spanish companies in the foundry sector. FUNDIGEX is also working to defend the general interest of its associates on the international market.

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  • FUNDIGEX is recognized by and work together with different official organisms and national and regional institutions and entities in order to offer deeper services to the member companies. A highly specialized and diverse team of professionals.

  • FUNDIGEX belongs to the AGEX Group together with other three branch association. With over 35 years of experience in promotion of exports, the group represents around 315 associated companies employing over 51.000 people and export for a value of 7.800 million Euros.

  • FUNDIGEX represents foundries that work all kind of material, molding systems, weight range and client sectors. We also represent Foundry Suppliers such as manufacturers of foundry equipment, products and services for the Foundry Industry.

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How we work

In order to fulfil its objectives, FUNDIGEX designs and accomplishes the international promotion plan for the Spanish foundry sector. We monitor and investigate markets and possible new target sectors together with the companies in order to design a tailor made plan for the associated companies. The different instruments we offer are mostly based on Cooperation Projects, group participations in different international Trade Shows, Invitation of possible clients and organisation of B2B events.
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What we offer

We canalize RFQ’s to our member companies from international buyers. Finally, we work intensly in the promotion of the companies worldwide through different medias; catalogues, promotional videos, LinkedIn, Mailings etc.

We work in close cooperation with different public entities such as ICEX – The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade, The Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, the Basque Government, SPRI – the Basque Business Development Agency and other local institutions.

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Meet us

Reconocida por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad como entidad colaboradora de la Secretaría de Estado de Turismo y Comercio, amparada en la Ley 19/1997, e inscrita en el Registro Nacional de Asociaciones con fecha 06/03/1985 (Ministerio del Interior, Secretaría General Técnica). NIF: G48186670.

Our offices are located in Bilbao (Spain), from where we work together with the rest of the companies in the AGEX Group (AGRAGEX, FUNDIGEX, SIDEREX, MAFEX).

Mission and services

Our main mission is to promote the export and internationalisation of companies in the foundry sector. FUNDIGEX includes both foundries and suppliers in the foundry sector.

Mission

FUNDIGEX is a non-profit business association whose main objectives are:

  • The promotion of the member companies in the international markets and to propel its exports.
  • High-light the image of Spanish Castings, Foundry Machinery and related products and services internationally.
  • The stimulation of the cooperation between the member companies.
  • The assisting associated companies to achieve a higher grade of competitiveness.
  • To offer high quality services to the associated companies.
  • Defend the general interests of all its associates.

FUNDIGEX aim to be the organisation which coordinate the majority of the Spanish companies in the Foundry Sector, both foundries as supplier companies. We work to strengthen the leadership of our member companies, contributing to their success throughout the world.

Services

  • Trade fairs: organisation of joint as well as individual participation in local and international trade fairs.
  • Trade Delegations: coordination of joint visits to potential new international markets.
  • Brokerage Events: invitation of potential clients to meet the Spanish companies in the Foundry sector and visit their production plants.
  • RFQ’s: we help national and international buyers to find suitable suppliers in the Spanish foundry sector.
  • Data bases & Market studies: we find, put together, carry out and buy different data bases of possible clients and market studies, which are available to our member companies.
  • Counselling: Counselling on international trade, logistics, and related matters.
  • Networking: we organise seminars, and round tables on different topics of interest for the foundry sector.
  • Working groups: we set up specific client oriented working groups in order to study different markets.
  • Aids and Subsidies: we help the companies to get governmental subsidies to help them get out on the international markets.

FUNDIGEX work intensively to assist the associated companies in all matters concerning exports and internationalisation.

Organisational structure

FUNDIGEX TEAM

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Marina Giacopinelli

Managing Director
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Estibaliz Goitia

International Trade & Marketing
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Nerea Frías

International Trade & Services

FUNDIGEX is managed and important decisions are taken through the following governing bodies:

  • General Assembly of Associates: The General Assembly is formed by all the associated companies. It celebrates at least one meeting per year, according to what is stated in the Statute
  • Executive Board: The Executive Board checks the day to day function of the association and the accounts. It is also in charge of transferring all important matters and proposals to the General Assembly.

The President and the Vice President are in charge of representing the Association in all public acts where the presence of FUNDIGEX is required.

Current President: Mr. Borja Lambea from the company SIDENOR FORGINGS & CASTINGS.

Fundigex pertenece a la Federación Grupo AGEX, compuesta por Agragex, Fundigex, Siderex y Mafex. El Director General del Grupo AGEX, cuyo cargo en este momento ostenta el Sr. Jaime Hernani, toma parte de los Comité Ejecutivos de Fundigex.

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Borja Lambea

President

Current Members of the Executive Board:

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Sector data

PRODUCTION

  • Non ferreous 12%
  • Iron 82%
  • Steel 6%
  • Iron foundry    875.576 Tn.
  • Steel foundry      63.716 Tn.
  • Non ferrous foundry   120.988 Tn.
TOTAL                   1.060.280 Tn.

Number of foundries

  • Non ferreous 41%
  • Iron 34%
  • Steel 25%

Number of employees

  • Non ferreous 31%
  • Iron 54%
  • Steel 15%

Exports

  • Non ferreous 12%
  • Iron 81%
  • Steel 8%

Turnover

  • Non ferreous 33%
  • Iron 53%
  • Steel 14%

World machinery trade

World market shares of foundry machinery development 2005 – 2015

Basque Foundry Cluster

In the beginning of 2016, the Basque Government, following the strategic plan to improve the competitiveness of different important sectors in the Basque Country through cooperation, gave its formal recognition to FUNDIGEX including us in the Basque Cluster Programme.
With this recognition, FUNDIGEX will be the organisation in charge of promoting the exports of the Basque foundry sector through complex cooperation programmes and active stimulation of synergies so as to boost joint export strategies.
The recognition implies that FUNDIGEX, together with AFV (The Foundry Association of the Basque Country and Navarra), will form the Basque Foundry Cluster and work intensively in order bolster the sector in three different key-areas; Technological Innovation, Non-Technological Innovation and Internationalisation.

Address and office hours

Parque Empresarial Ibarrabarri, C/ Iturriondo, 18 – Edif. A-1, 1ºC, 48940 Leioa (Bizkaia)
Monday to Thursday: 7.30 to 17.00. Friday: 7.30 to 15.00
Phone: (+34) 944 706 505

Fax: (+34) 944 246 838