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GIFA Dusselfdorf, Germany 25-29 June 2019 - Best ever!

A very up beat show with many exhibitors being positive about the future of the foundry and casting industry!

Thanks to all my past and, of course, new clients who I met. Many opportunites to expand their business and now requiring experienced and skilled managers, production ,technical and sales related.

It was also good to meet with candidates who have approached me for confidential discussions regarding thier careers.

An excellent exhibition and thanks to you all for your business!     3 July 2019



Philip de Belder returns to the foundry and metals castings industry as a specialised Senior Recruitment Consultant.

After a recent permanent move with his family to France, he is pleased to be able to continue his connections with foundry companies and candidates, and to offer them assistance to resolve their recruitment and career requirements.

Since 1998, Philip has specialised in the search and recruitment of all levels of personnel for the worldwide foundry and castings industry. Acting now as an independent recruitment consultant, he aims to continue with offering a confidential recruitment service to companies who wish to recruit the best for their organisations.

Recruitment assignment experience has included middle to senior managerial roles in a variety of disciplines; sales, technical, quality, production, operational, methods, metallurgy and general management. 

Within his large portfolio of experience, placements have included a Senior Production Manager based in a Middle East foundry to join one of India’s largest and newest foundries, a specialised Metallurgist from Canada to assist with a China based foundry, a Technical Manager from the UK to assist a foundry in Morocco, a Senior Operations Manager from South Africa for a Saudi Arabian foundry, a European Sales Manager for a UK based international foundry group plus more.

His experience and international connections, standards of professionalism, diligence and uncompromising confidentiality are qualities that effectively has underwritten his global reputation.

He welcomes the opportunity to discuss any recruitment requirements which you may be considering. 

Email: pdb@foundryrecruitment.com   


 “This is a very specialised field and requires good knowledge of the industry. It is important to find the right people for the right job and de Belder are able to do this extremely well through their extensive experience in the industry and their international networks. “ 

 “We have a long association with de Belder and have used them continuously for recruitment for very good quality technical and management positions within our organisation. They are in our opinion the leaders in their field within the foundry industry and have an excellent reputation for recruiting high calibre people for this industry. “ 

 “The professional approach that de Belder adopts, which is both consultative and pragmatic in style, coupled with the high recognition that the de Belder name carries in the foundry industry make them our first choice recruitment partner. “  


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