8 companies of the forging industry started in Madrid a business unit inside APD (Association for Management Improvement) called “Section of Closed-die Forging Industry” - SIFE.
SIFE organised and hosted 7th International Forging Congress.
SIFE moved from Madrid to Bilbao. SIFE remained integrated in APD, but had own personnel and a fully independent organisation.
SIFE was integrated inside EUROFORGE, representing national forging industry.
SIFE was fully independent of APD and acquired legal entity.
SIFE was committed to lead and manage the Exceptional Relaunching Plan for the Basque Forging Industry.
SIFE took part in the 3R Plan of the Basque Country and in the development of Industrial Plans for re-structuring and consolidation of new Forging Companies Groups.
SIFE was the pull organisation for forging industry in the implementation of Basque Government PPCSI (Programme for the Promotion of Quality in the Industrial Sectors), whose objective was to re-define activities of the member companies to competitiveness improvement via Excellence management.
Re-foundation of EUROFORGE and it had given to individual companies the opportunity to acquire membership. SIFE leads some activities and Working Groups (WG), and SIFE members were appointed to several responsibility positions, even in the Presidency.
SIFE organised and hosted in Bilbao the 2nd week of 17th International Forging Congress.
Development of the Forging Industry Strategic Plan and participation into the sectorial Pre-Clusters Programme of the Basque Government.
SIFE organised and hosted in Bilbao the 2nd week of 21st International Forging Congress.
SIFE host EUROFORGE General Assembly meeting in Bilbao. 15 years of new EUROFORGE.