Events of the GDA

International Aluminium Die casting Competition 2020

Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA) organised the international competition for aluminium die-castings in partnership with the German Foundrymen's Association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie e.V., BDG). The
Austrain Non-Ferrous Metal Federation of the Austrian Economic Chamber (WKO) and the Swiss aluminium association ( also supported the competition.

About the Competition

For many years, the Aluminium Die-casting Award has proven to be a successful platform for demonstrating the high quality standards of aluminium die-castings. The aim of the competition is to boost interest in aluminium, a versatile material, still further and to demonstrate further fields of application. Criteria for evaluating the castings, submitted to the Aluminum Die Casting Competition 2018, were the die-cast conform and resource efficient construction. Prizes were awarded by a jury of experts from research and practice to three castings from renowned manufacturers with a further three castings receiving special commendations. Captive or jobbing foundries can enter as many castings as they wish.

Winners of 2018


The awards show for the best will take place at the EUROGUSS Exhibition (from 14 – 16 January 2020) in Nuremberg.The award-winning castings will be exhibited there and at other fairs.

EUROGUSS 2020 International Trade Fair for Die Casting

Conditions of entry

1 Captive or jobbing foundries can enter as many castings as they wish. A separate entry form must be completed for each casting.

It is important that each casting submitted can be easily linked to its application form. This can easily be achieved by the use of unique numbers on both the form and the casting.

2 An entry may consist of either a single casting or a complete die casting assembly. Any entry may be trimmed but not mechanically or chemically surface treated.

In cases where the casting will be surface treated, the finished surface treated part must also be entered.

3 The castings must be made of a standard aluminium casting alloy.

4 The entered castings must be taken from the current production. Castings already awarded in another national or international competition are excluded. Drawings of construction and as-sembly will simplify the judgement for the jury. We also ask for photos or brochures of the end products in which the casting is fitted.

5 By signing the entry form competitors agree that the castings may be used for the promotion of aluminium pressure die casting and become property of GDA.


The castings must be received by 2 October 2019 latest at the following address:

Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V.
Mrs. Sanda Hannen
Fritz-vomfelde-Straße 30
40547 Düsseldorf


Jörg H. Schäfer

Head of Recycling and Sustainability
Head of Metal Powder

Phone: +49 211 4796 - 170


Sandra Hannen

Assistant of Recycling and Sustainability

Phone: +49 211 47 96 - 292