The Organisation of European Copper Alloy Ingot Makers (OECAM) is an association of companies producing copper cast alloys, e.g. brass, bronze, gunmetal and special alloys in the form of ingots, continuous casting and other formats.
Franz Hillebrand KG has been a member of OECAM since the year of its foundation, 1989. Since September 2001 one of the partners at Franz Hillebrand KG, Rebecca Hillebrand-Busch, has been active on the board of OECAM as treasurer of the organisation.
The Association of the German Non-ferrous Heavy Metal Industry (GDB) is a national industry association. It represents the interests of producers and processors of non-ferrous metals. The degree of representation of the association with its approximately 280 members and 35,000 employees is very high. In October 2008, one of the managing partners of Franz Hillebrand KG, Marc Busch, was called to the board of GDB. There he superseded managing partner Hans-Joachim Hillebrand, who had been a member of the board since November 2001. The GDB is a branch of WVM, the Trade Association of the German Non-Ferrous Metal Industry.
GDB – Copper Cast Alloy Division
Members are German producers of ingots from copper alloys (brass, bronze, gunmetal, nickel silver). In November 2012 one of the managing partners of Franz Hillebrand KG, Marc Busch, became chairman of the Copper Cast Alloy Division.
The Trade Association of the German Non-Ferrous Metal Industry (WVM) represents the interests of the non-ferrous metal industry with approximately 650 companies and more than 100,000 employees with regard to economic policy. It represents the interests of producers and processors in particular concerning foreign trade, environmental, tax, energy and transport policies.
As part of the copper cast alloy technical committee we also participate in the European standard committee CEN/TC 133 WG7. It deals with the EN 1982 standard that regulates the chemical composition of ingot metal as part of the amendment of the Drinking Water Directive. The standard committee comprises all leading and interested representatives of the relevant industries (e.g. metal producers and manufacturers of taps and valves). Franz Hillebrand KG’s Marc Busch is actively involved in the technical committee CEN/TC and the company also pays a share of the testing costs at TZW, the Water Technology Center in Karlsruhe..